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Solar panel games at Rocklands

Hastings Country Park and its environs are still the subject of contentious planning matters. What are the lessons supposedly learned? Now there’s another retrospective application. The débâcle goes on — as you can find out next Sunday afternoon (15 November). Bernard McGinley reports.

Picnic protest against the Bunker

The Save Ecclesbourne Glen group, which has led public opposition to the unauthorised Bunker built at Rocklands Caravan Park, has registered to make a submission to the hearing of the appeal by the Rocklands owner against the council’s enforcement order to have the building demolished. The latest display of public anger against the Bunker, and the council’s handling of the matter, came at the protest picnic held in Hastings Country Park, which was attended by roving reporter Richard Price.

Country Park ‘bunker’: protest picnic

It ain’t over till it’s over!

Posted 16:59 Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015 In: Home Ground Tags: Bahcheli Report Bunker Christiaan Zwart Cllr Wincott Country Park Hastings Borough Council planning department picnic planning Save Ecclesbourne Glen Save Ecclesbourne Glen critique

Duo ask hard questions about Sea Change

Country Park pledges from Rudd and Owen

Concerned over recent developments in the Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve (HCPNR), Michael Madden, a former member of the Save Ecclesbourne Glen lobby group, decided to check out where the local Conservative and Labour candidates stand on these issues. Here he discusses his findings.

Posted 09:34 Wednesday, Apr 8, 2015 In: Campaigns Tags: Amber Rudd Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty Eric Pickles fracking Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve Local Plans Michael Madden National Planning Inspectorate National Planning Policy Framework Sarah Owen Save Ecclesbourne Glen visitors centre Warren Cottage

What next for the Bunker?

In mid-March, Hastings Borough Council (HBC) finally ordered the notorious ‘Bunker’ at Rocklands Caravan Park to be demolished. Where does that leave the planning permission (known as ‘952’ after its planning reference) that caused all the fuss? Bernard McGinley hears from the Save Ecclesbourne Glen group about what could happen next.

Bunker owner back with new application

The two-storey ‘Bunker’ in Hastings Country Park is the subject of a new planning application, for which comments and objections close on 23 January. Bernard McGinley provides an update on this bone of  contention, while Bob Okines reports on an awareness-raising event in Priory Meadow.

New build above Ecclesbourne Glen (far left)

Pig’s ear causes sty in eye

As the campaign continues over damage to Hastings Country Park, the major eyesore that is the two-storey bunker on the East Hill is still there, a continuing blott on the landscape. There are other issues too, as Bernard McGinley found out when he attended a recent public meeting.

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