Greens are ‘more concerned than ever’ about Country Park solar panel plan

Around 20 Hastings residents took part in a walk organised by Hastings Green Party on Sunday to see for themselves the sites being considered by Hastings Borough Council (HBC) for a solar farm in Hastings Country Park. HBC is proposing installing solar panels on three sites in the country park and has committed £80,000 to […]

What about Pebsham tip – why can’t solar panels go there?

Why can’t the former tip at Pebsham be used as the site for the ten acres of solar panels that Hastings Borough Council (HBC) wants to put on the town’s country park? That’s the question that’s been asked of council leader Peter Chowney this week by local MP Amber Rudd who says in her letter: […]

Solar farm on the cards for Hastings Country Park

A campaign call has gone out to keep Hastings Country Park free from ‘industrial scale’ solar development. Tonight the cabinet of Hastings Borough Council (HBC) will consider whether to commit to spending more than £80,000 to develop a detailed business case for going ahead with a project that would see up to ten acres of […]

1066 is the magic number for college roof

Hastings will see its first ever community energy investment offer go live this week with residents able to buy shares to fund 250 kilowatts of solar energy – roughly 1066 panels worth – on the roof of the Ore campus of East Sussex Coast College. The solar roof will supply the college with a significant […]

Hastings Council – It has the power!

The first phase of Hastings Borough Council’s energy generation programme is now underway, with PV (solar) arrays being installed on council-owned buildings. In his monthly report on council activities HBC leader Peter Chowney says the work should have started sooner but was been delayed because of ‘technical contractual issues’. “Thanks to the council’s recent commercial […]


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