Hastings Borough Council’s Local Plan Consultation
Hastings & St. Leonards Society is encouraging our members to contribute to the Council’s consultation on the new ‘Draft Hastings Local Plan (Regulation 18)’, which is now posted on the Council’s website. The Society will be discussing the draft plan with other organisations concerned with heritage and civic matters in the Borough, with a view to making a contribution to the consultation process. Members may contact H & St. L Society with their views for us to consider when making our submission, or contribute independently.
To provide comments to H & St. L Society, send a separate e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line ‘Local Plan consultation’. Do not attach your reply to this e-mail.
The details of the consultation, as provided to us by HBC, read as follows:
We want to let you know today our consultation starts and you will be able to view and make comments on the new Draft Hastings Local Plan (Regulation 18) until 24 March 2021. This is your chance to get involved and tell us what you think.
The new Draft Plan sets out a strategy to guide and shape development over the next 20 years up to 2039 and includes a development strategy along with Strategic Policies for managing development and identifying the types of uses planned for different parts of the town.
It also includes Focus Area policies for different parts of the Borough where higher levels of development are anticipated and Development Policies covering design and measures required to mitigate potential impacts.
How to comment
You can find more information, view the draft Plan and comment online via our website www.hastings.gov.uk/localplan
In the light of Covid-19 and in accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 the consultation materials will not be displayed at Council offices or libraries in the interests of public safety.
For those who would like to get involved but are unable to access the internet we have set up a dedicated voicemail. If you or someone you know needs help viewing or commenting on the Local Plan, please leave us a message on 01424 451102 and we will get back to you.
All comments must be received by 24 March 2021.
Written comments will be entered and saved onto our online system and will be publicly viewable once they have been published. We will not publish your name and contact details.
The comments received will be reviewed, assessed and where appropriate incorporated into the next version of the Local Plan. This next version will be submitted to the Secretary of State for Examination.
Planning Policy Team
Hastings Borough Council
Plans for St. Leonards-on-Sea to feature in The Times project
The Society has received the following correspondence from Kasia Sobocinska:
I am a journalist at The Times and The Sunday Times. I am currently working on a short documentary film for our platform about seaside resorts in the UK that have perhaps lost its glory over the last years but are likely to become popular destinations during this year’s season.
We are planning to visit St Leonards as part of the project and I was wondering if any of your group members would be willing to share their memories of the town or talk about its history?
I’d appreciate your help,
The Times & The Sunday Times
M: 07906 1218 84
If you want to contribute to this project, contact Kasia directly stating that you have heard of the project from Hastings & St. Leonards Society. Or you can e-mail your memories to the Society and we will put these together in a document to send to Kasia. As we would like include the memories of St. Leonards as a feature on our website, please do also send your contribution to the Committee if you contact Kasia directly.
Call for Participants (2021 Census project)
Our Chair, Dr. Deborah Madden, has been given some public engagement work around the upcoming census in relation to historical ones. She is planning a series of online events in the locality, probably using ‘Eventbrite’ facility so that people can make contributions and to open up discussions. The theme is: Census 2021: Using historical Census data to highlight changing patterns in health, disability, housing, employment and identity.
Details of the project will be circulated to members shortly, and posted on our website.
Additional Note: Please do check our website regularly to keep up to date with the work of the Society and our corporate group members: Burtons’ St. Leonards Society and Hastings Local History Group.
Hastings & St. Leonards Society Committee