Over 120 people turned up for the two walkabouts organized by volunteers from Hastings Urban Design Group last week to see and hear about what the council’s Town Centre and White Rock area action plans would mean on the ground.
Julia Hilton, a landscape architect and member of Hastings Urban Design Group said: “It was shocking how few people knew anything about these proposals which will have huge implications for the town, in particular the green spaces aroubd White Rock and Bohemia, where there are plans to build up to 500 houses north of Bohemia Road as well as a new leisure centre and upgrading of facilities in the park.”
Tim Jemison, chair of HUDG, said: “The turn out shows what a thirst there is in Hastings for people to be involved in the design of the future of their town. The group will be making it’s own submissions on the plan and urges everyone to make their views known before the consultation closes on September 24th at 4pm.”
Comment forms can be picked up from the tourist information centre and more information can be found online. All comments must be submitted on the comment form or online.
There is one more walkabout planned on Saturday September 22nd with Hastings Greenway Group which will focus mainly on walking and cycling issues. Meet at 2pm outside Hastings Station.
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