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Oversize Bunker cries out for HBC action

Rocklands Caravan Park and controversy seem to be inseparable bedfellows. Can Rocklands ever be a good neighbour to Hastings Country Park? It’s not impossible. But there’s no sign of it yet, as Bernard McGinley (a Friend of the Country Park) finds as he looks into the latest breaches of planning permission, and calls for firm action by the council.

One closed Country Park footpath to be reopened

One of the public footpaths in Hastings Country Park which has been closed for several years because of landslips in Ecclesbourne Glen is to be reopened in November, says East Sussex County Council. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 18:27 Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 In: Home Ground Tags: Country Park Ecclesbourne Glen ESCC footpaths Nick Terdre Rocklands

FoIs reveal council’s Rocklands appeal costs

The legal costs incurred by the council in its efforts to keep the causes of landslides in Rocklands caravan park under wraps have been revealed through a series of Freedom of Information submissions. In the process, concerns have been raised about the council’s handling of such requests. Nick Terdre reports.

Ruling lets HBC keep landslip report secret

Hastings Borough Council’s appeal against the Information Commissioner’s ruling that the Coffey 2 geotechnical report should be put in the public domain has been upheld. The decision leaves questions unanswered, but perhaps more importantly, there appears to be no prospect of remedial action to re-open the closed parts of Ecclesbourne Glen to the public. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 11:41 Friday, May 11, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: Bastings Borough Council BdR Chris Hurrell Coffey Country Park Ecclesbourne Glen Freedom of Information Information Commissioner Information Rights Tribunal Kevin Boorman Oscus Richard Heritage Rocklands

Judgement delayed in ICO appeal

The tribunal hearing HBC’s appeal against the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) ruling that it must release a geotechnical report on the landslips in Hastings Country Park has ended, but a decision is not expected until late January. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 21:06 Thursday, Nov 30, 2017 In: Home Ground Tags: Bob Okines Christine Barkshire-Jones Coffey Country Park HBC ICO Kirsty Cameron Len Guilliard Nick Terdre Richard Heritage Rocklands Save Ecclesbourne Glen

Country Park legal showdown

Several years on,  information on the landslides in Hastings Country Park and Rocklands Caravan Park in 2013/14 is still hard to obtain. Hastings Borough Council is appealing against a formal decision by the Information Commissioner’s Office that it should disclose a geotechnical report. What’s going on? Bernard McGinley reports on the latest legal turns.

Posted 21:04 Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 In: Home Ground Tags: Bernard McGinley Country Park EIR FoI HBC ICO planning public interest test Rocklands Tribunal

Rocklands: Beyond a boundary

Posted 06:30 Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 In: Home Ground Tags: Chris Hurrell conservation area Country Park HBC Historic England Old Town Conservation Area planning Rocklands Save Ecclesbourne Glen SEG

EU grant prompts hopes for glen reopening

The award of an EU grant for the construction of the new Country Park visitors centre frees funds for use elsewhere in the park. Save Ecclesbourne Glen group would like to see them applied to reopening the parts of the glen closed due to the landslip. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 15:43 Wednesday, May 10, 2017 In: Home Ground Tags: Chris Hurrell Coffey Country Park EU Groundworks landslip Nick Terdre Peter Chowney Richard Heritage Rocklands Save Ecclebourne Glen School of Natural Building Upstraw visitors centre
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