Economic and physical regeneration:
To secure economic and physical regeneration that produces high quality new developments while preserving the best of our heritage, high standards of education and training, road and rail improvements and high-speed broadband, thereby creating economic growth and rewarding jobs, particularly in tourism, creative industries, and high-tech manufacturing and research.
To contribute to the regeneration of the borough through a rich cultural programme that appeals both to local people and visitors, extending, broadening and promoting the borough's cultural activities to establish Hastings as a nationally and internationally recognised centre for arts and culture.
Intervention where it's needed:
To make full use of our available powers and sanctions to tackle anti-social behaviour or practices, including poor housing, eyesore properties, unauthorised development, derelict land, fly-tipping and dog fouling.
Creating decent homes:
To facilitate the supply of secure, affordable and well-designed homes, through strategic planning policies, planning conditions, regulation of the private rented sector, tackling and eliminating bad landlords, and by working with social housing providers.
An attractive town:
To maintain visually interesting, well-maintained, uncluttered, clean and functional urban public spaces, especially along the seafront and in our town centres, integrated with high quality protected green spaces accessible to all.
A greener town:
To promote practices that minimise our carbon footprint through our policies and our own operations, protect and enhance biodiversity, and limit damaging consequences of human intervention on the natural environment.
Transforming the way we work:
To maximise the benefits provided by new technology, to take opportunities for smarter 'One Team' working and continue our drive to be more Customer First focused and efficient in the design and delivery of services.