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Council votes itself new powers to continue making decisions in the days of coronavirus

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the council last week voted in emergency powers to enable it to continue making important decisions. Public meetings have been cancelled until further notice. Nick Terdre reports.

Feasibility studies for solar farms are dubbed “reckless”

The Friends of Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve have condemned Hastings Borough Council’s “reckless” refusal to listen to advice from Natural England on their proposal to build two solar farms in the Country Park. But the council leader still says that an adverse report from the agency could cause the project to be dropped. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 13:45 Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 In: Energy Tags: Andy Patmore AONB feasibility studies Hastings Borough Council Michael Moor Mill Farm Natural England Nick Terdre Peter Chowney Simon Hubbard solar farms SSSI

Lessons from withdrawal of harbour proposal

The harbour proposal in Rock-a-Nore has been withdrawn – but different parties have different versions of how that happened, how Hastings Borough Council handled the proposal and whether it has a robust enough policy to distinguish between future proposals which would be detrimental to the town and those which would benefit it. All these issues came to the surface at the Cabinet meeting last Monday. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 22:00 Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: Hastings Harbour Quarter Julia Hilton Labour party Mayor Nigel Sinden Nick Terdre Peter Chowney Simon Hubbard UNESCO World Heritage Site

Call for public debate on sports village proposal

Hastings Borough Council’s first discussion in cabinet of the sports village development proposed by Hastings United Football Club (HUFC) has been postponed to its March meeting. Meanwhile the council has been prompted to hold a public consultation on the project before making any premature commitment to it. Nick Terdre reports.

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