Core Strategy Preferred Approaches

Ended on the 8 July 2008
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How To Respond

Taking part in this consultation

Although this Core Strategy Preferred Approaches document is the result of a significant amount of research, assessment and consultation, it does not represent the Council’s final view on what the Core Strategy will contain.

Before we reach that point, we are keen to get your views so our final policy choices are informed by local people’s ideas and needs.

You may wish to comment on:

  • the proposed content of the spatial vision
  • the range and nature of the suggested spatial objectives
  • the approaches identified for each policy area
  • whether our preferred approach is the one you would support or whether you have an alternative
  • the choice of targets and indicators to measure progress
  • the content of the draft “Final Sustainability Appraisal Report”.

Confused by the process?

Whilst we appreciate that planning might not be of interest to everyone, we want as many people as possible to take part in this consultation. It is inevitable that the LDF documents will contain jargon and technical terms, but we have kept this to a minimum in this document. We have included an explanation of some of the terms used on pages 147-154, but if you would like further clarification please contact us on 0845 274 1098* and we will try to help.

There will also be exhibitions held at the following locations, where you can find out more information about the Core Strategy.

Saturday 24 May

Priory Meadow Shopping Centre, Hastings from 9am-5.30pm

Wednesday 28 May

Four Courts Community Centre, Sydney Close, St Leonards on Sea from 10am–4pm

Thursday 29 May

The Bridge Community Centre, 361 Priory Road, Hastings from 2pm-7pm

Monday 2 June

All Saints Church Hall, Old Town, Hastings from 10am-5pm

Tuesday 3 June

West St Leonards Community & Social Club, Bexhill Road, St Leonards on Sea from 10am-5pm

Thursday 5 June

Gensing & Central St Leonards Community Information Centre, 16 Silchester Road, St Leonards on Sea from 2pm-7pm

Saturday 7 June

Sainsburys Supermarket, John Macadam Way, St Leonards-on-Sea from 10am-5pm

You can find further information about the Hastings LDF, the Core Strategy process and our Statement of Community Involvement at

Spreading the word

Paper and CD Rom copies of these consultation documents have been sent to local residents, groups and agencies who work in Hastings who have asked to be kept up to date. It has also been advertised through local newspapers, direct mail outs and exhibitions. Please help spread the word too – if you know someone who is interested in these issues do encourage them to take part in the consultation.

How to respond

There are two ways that you can make your comments:

1. Complete the form online (This is our preferred method of response)

The document and response form are available to read and complete online via our website. Go to and follow the instructions.

Comments must be received by 4pm Tuesday 8 July 2008.

2. Written response

You can complete a response form and post (or deliver) it to:

LDF Core Strategy Consultation

Hastings Borough Council

Century House

100 Menzies Road

St Leonards on Sea

East Sussex

TN38 9BB

Alternatively you can hand your completed response form to the counter staff at the Hastings Information Centre, Town Hall and they will forward it to our office.

Additional copies of the document and response form can be downloaded from

Comments must be received by 4pm Tuesday 8 July 2008.

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