Planning Committee Wednesday 1 June
Following the planning committee on 1 June, questions have been asked about whether some of the applications which were discussed have permission to go ahead.
At the meeting, the committee discussed three applications which were made for land that is not owned by the applicant. Anyone can apply for planning permission on any piece of land, whether they own it or not.
The decision whether to grant planning permission for a development or not is based on whether the application is in accordance with National and Local Plan Policies and also having regard to material considerations. If the Planning Committee consider the application is acceptable and in accordance with the relevant planning policy, the application will be approved.
The applications for a new football stadium at Tilekiln, for housing at the Pilot Field, and to enclose the existing pirate golf course on the seafront, were judged to be in accordance with relevant planning policy by the councillors on the planning committee and were therefore approved. In all three cases, permission to build has yet to be given by the landowners. For Tilekiln and the Pilot Field, this is Hastings Borough Council, and for the golf course, this is the Foreshore Trust.
Cllr Paul Barnett, Leader of the Council (Lab), said: "In March the council announced that land at Tilekiln and Pilot Field would not be sold for development, and I confirmed this at the April meeting of Full Council."
No date has yet been set for a decision by the Foreshore Trust on the proposed new building on their land.
Hastings Borough Council is run by Labour and Green councillors working together following a Cooperation Agreement.