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Hefty bill for HBC following pier appeals

Contesting and settling a claim for loss of business when it closed the pier for safety reasons in 2006 has landed Hastings Borough Council with a bill well in excess of £1 million. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 06:31 Friday, Nov 2, 2018 In: Local Government Tags: Appeal Court Chris Hurrell Community Builders FoI HBC Nick Terdre Peter Chowney pier Ravenclaw Social Investment Business Foundation Stylus Supreme Court

Council loses appeal over pier compensation

Hastings Borough Council has lost its Supreme Court appeal against the ruling that it is liable to pay compensation for business losses suffered when it closed the pier for safety reasons in 2006. However, it says it “retains the moral high ground” after judges decided on a more sympathetic interpretation of the Building Act 1984. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 23:48 Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 In: Home Ground Tags: Building Act Court of Appeal Hastings Borough Council Nick Terdre pier Ravenclaw Stylus Sports Supreme Court

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.

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