Will Martineau Lane mega-build be planning councillors’ ‘line in the sand’?

It’s time to draw a line in the sand on planning matters within Hastings in an attempt to change the public’s perception of the council’s planning committee its members were told on Wednesday. Councillor Ruby Cox, speaking at a meeting of Hastings Borough Council’s (HBC) planning committee said she was fed up seeing the planning […]

Is council deliberately dodging difficult questions on Bulverhythe flood plain plan?

Given the national scarcity, biodiversity value and irreplaceable nature of ancient woodland, it is our position that this level of risk is not justified and as such the application should be refused The Woodland trust Is Hastings Borough Council (HBC) deliberately dodging difficult questions over its plans to build on the Bulverhythe Rec? When we […]

SOLD – hammer falls on Queens Arcade as bids reach £461,000

Queens Arcade was sold at auction this morning for £461,000 – £136,000 above the guide price. It’s just three weeks since news broke that the arcade was for sale as the charity that owned it had lost almost £200,000 in just five years. Figures available on the Charity Commission website show that in 2019 the […]

Your chance to shape the future of your town!

You have two weeks left to have your say on the document that will shape the town right through until 2039. In January Hastings Borough Council (HBC) launched its consultation on the Draft Local Plan. As the end of the eight-week consultation approaches, the council says it wants to ensure that everyone has a chance […]

Creating a legacy – Country Park is a ‘product’ of Hastings’ Labour council

The straw built visitor centre on Hastings Country Park will form part of the Labour run council’s legacy to the town and will be ’emblamatic’ of the sustainable architecture of the future. That was the view of Councillor Warren Davies when he spoke at Tuesday night’s meeting of Hastings Borough Council (HBC). “The visitor centre […]