Controversial plans for PGL’s Pestalozzi site about to be decided

A children’s activity centre could soon be built on the former Pestalozzi site in Sedlescombe if controversial plans are agreed tomorrow. PGL Travel, which bought the 138 acre site last year, wants to turn it into a residential training and educational facility. And planning officials have recommended that conditional permission be granted for the scheme […]

Dogged campaigners demand council listens before it’s too late

It’s time for for the town’s council to start to listen to local people and their concerns about plans to put housing on the old bathing pool site in West St Leonards. That’s the message from a large group of people who turned out on Saturday morning to sign a petition calling on Hastings Borough […]

There will be NO solar panels on the country park

There will be no solar panels on Hastings Country Park and Nature Reserve, Hastings Borough Council has announced this afternoon it is abandoning plans first put forward in January last year. It was at a council cabinet meeting in January 2019 that councillors agreed to spend more than £80,000 investigating the possibility of housing ground […]

Harold Place redevelopment plan – “risky and irresponsible” says councillor

Plans for development of the Harold Place site where the toilets once stood is an example of “local government at its worst” according to Rob Lee who leads the opposition Conservative group on Hastings Borough Council (HBC). Tonight councillors are set to approve a plan that would see HBC borrow the cash required to convert […]

Are there flaws in borough council’s housing strategy?

A ‘visionary future’ is what’s needed for the old bathing pool site in St Leonards not high density housing that will, “…add to parking and infrastructure problems.” That’s the view of the West Marina Group (WMG) in St Leonards. It’s seriously concerned about the future of the site: “We want a visionary future for this […]

Cash boost will kick-start life-changing housing plan

Building new homes at Bulverhythe gives Hastings Borough Council (HBC) a real chance to make a difference to local people’s lives according to Councillor Andy Batsford. Mr Batsford, HBC’s lead councillor for housing, was speaking after the announcement that HBC has been awarded up to £6.9m from Homes England to develop the council-owned land off […]