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Rocklands: Grounds for FoI refusal shown to be untrue

Hastings Borough Council’s record in dealing with the Bunker in Rocklands caravan park is not one to be proud of, involving as it does years of evasion and failure to engage with complaints. Now it is claiming the non-existence of documents that tangibly exist, as Chris Hurrell of Save Ecclesbourne Glen makes clear.

Posted 15:48 Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020 In: Home Ground Tags: 12(5)(b) Bunker Chris Hurrell FoI HBC Inspector planning Rocklands SEG

Council ignores planning abuses (including its own)

The Rocklands mess does not get better. The caravan park’s current retrospective planning application for the Bunker uglifying the Country Park doesn’t mention the Bunker balcony extension put in after the Planning Inspector’s decision to forbid it. Hastings Borough Council (HBC) doesn’t mention it either, and has shelved its enforcement enquiry pending hearing of the application. Years after this controversy started, it remains all not good enough. Report and photos by Bernard McGinley.

Posted 16:54 Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 In: Home Ground Tags: 470 Appeal decision Bernard McGinley breach Bunker Enforcement NPPF planning Planning inspector retaining wall Rocklands SEG vote

Bunker planning application makes independent remeasurement a live issue

With its latest planning application, Rocklands Caravan Park is seeking to go round (or supersede) the Planning Inspector’s decision regarding the notorious ‘Bunker’ beside Hastings Country Park. Will Hastings Borough Council (HBC) require remeasurement of the misshapen building before deciding on the application, to know what it’s dealing with? What about the other works on site? Bernard McGinley tries to find out, again.

Posted 11:35 Sunday, Sep 6, 2020 In: Home Ground Tags: Bernard McGinley Bunker Cllr John Hodges Country Park Enforcement HBC holiday let HS/FA/20/00470 Jeremy Birch planning planning breaches planning committee Planning inspector Rocklands SEG

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
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