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The Bunker: planning chief provides handy advice on how to turn refusal into approval

Many questions remain as to how the notorious ‘Bunker’ in Rocklands caravan park was fast-tracked from refusal to planning consent. Digging in the files, St Leonards exile, Richard Heritage, uncovers a revealing memo of a meeting between Hastings Borough Council’s then development manager and the owners of the caravan park – and finds that the two applications for the same proposal were assessed completely differently.

Posted 06:17 Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016 In: Home Ground Tags: Bunker Country Park Guilliards Hastings Borough Council Hastings Planning Strategy High Weald AONB John Waterhouse Kevin Boorman Ray Crawford Richard Heritage Rocklands Save Ecclesbourne Group

Council’s ‘refreshed’complaints policy raises concerns over fair treatment of critics

Hastings Borough Council has expanded its powers for dealing with complainants who are judged to be excessively persistent or vexatious. While powers for dealing with excessive complaints are necessary, there are concerns that the council may also use its powers against those lodging well-grounded but inconvenient or embarrassing complaints. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 10:49 Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 In: Home Ground Tags: Chris Hurrell FoI Jeremy Birch Kevin Boorman local government ombudsman Nick Terdre Rocklands Save Ecclesbourne Glen
Hastings Old Town Photo by Chris Parker

Hastings photographer among the prizes

Hastings-based photographer Chris Parker has won the top prize in the British Weather category at the prestigious British Life Photography Awards with his image of the Old Town net huts in a snow blizzard. Another of his photographs featuring the St Michael’s Hospice Santa Fun Run in Alexandra Park was highly recommended in the Street Life category. Kevin Boorman, marketing & major projects manager at Hastings Borough Council, writes.

Posted 14:41 Wednesday, Mar 9, 2016 In: Photography Tags: British Life Photography British Weather category Hastings Borough Council Kevin Boorman St Michael's Hospice Santa Fun Run Street Life category

Marshlink and other rail issues in the spotlight

The Marshlink line ends the year on a high, with regular Sunday services returning to Three Oaks and Winchelsea as from 13 December. The news was released by Kevin Boorman, chair of the Marshlink line community rail partnership. Meanwhile MP Amber Rudd is campaigning on three rail fronts. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 18:22 Thursday, Dec 3, 2015 In: Home Ground Tags: Amber Rudd Captain Pugwash Department for Transport Govia Thameslink Railway high-speed rail Kevin Boorman Marshlink Nick Terdre Southern rail university of brighton Unizone

Get updated on rail issues at Marshlink AGM

The annual general meeting of the Marshlink line between Hastings and Ashford, which takes place this Friday, offers a chance to catch up on some pressing rail issues. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 13:03 Monday, Nov 23, 2015 In: Home Ground Tags: Amber Rudd Ashford Hastings Rother Task Force Kevin Boorman Marshlink Nick Terdre Rye

Council go-ahead for controversial road quashed

With a judicial review looming, Hastings Borough Council has quashed the planning permission given for the Queensway Gateway road, but says it will bring the application before the planning committee again. Gabriel Carlyle of the Combe Haven Defenders, who sought the review, welcomes the decision, but questions whether the council should continue seeking approval for the road. Nick Terdre reports.

Jeremy Birch memorial event this Saturday

An event to honour the memory of the late council leader Jeremy Birch will be held this Saturday evening, 20 June, in Warrior Square Gardens, Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 12:40 Thursday, Jun 18, 2015 In: Home Ground Tags: Jeremy Birch Kevin Boorman Nick Terdre Peter Chowney Wobblies

Memorial event for Jeremy Birch in June

Posted 16:51 Tuesday, May 19, 2015 In: Home Ground Tags: Community Contact Centre Hastings Borough Council Jeremy Birch Kevin Boorman
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