Hastings Marina Petition

Fishing boats in Old Hastings
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Brighton Marina
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Do you want this beach to turn into something like Brighton Marina?

There is a proposal to develop a marina complex by Hastings Harbour Quarter Ltd, which threatens to erect a high rise concrete structure just off the beach below the cliffs at Rock-a-Nore in Hastings Old Town, with at least 1300 high value homes, along with a harbour and berths for up to 600 leisure boats. The proposal would also require widening of access roads and building commercial facilities such as shops and restaurants on the current beach. More details can be found in this Hastings Online Times article.

Please sign the petition below. The Hastings Green Party will email you updates on matters relating to this development.


We call upon Hastings Borough Council to cease co-operation with Hastings Harbour Quarter Ltd on their proposal to develop a marina complex on the beach at Hastings Old Town, including at least 1300 homes.

We believe this project would do irrevocable harm to some of the most precious assets of Hastings. These include the Rock-a-Nore cliffs, the Stade with its 1000 year old fishing beach, the medieval Old Town and the historic sites of Hastings Castle and East and West Hill. It would destroy the character of one of the best loved parts of our town. The site is completely inappropriate for such a massive development and the housing will almost certainly be unaffordable to local people.

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  • signed via 2018-04-19 07:59:04 +0100
  • posted about this on Facebook 2018-04-19 07:21:29 +0100
    Please sign to help stop massive marina development in Old Hastings!
  • signed 2018-04-19 07:21:02 +0100
  • posted about this on Facebook 2018-04-19 07:12:46 +0100
    Please sign to help stop massive marina development in Old Hastings!
  • signed 2018-04-15 19:55:15 +0100
  • signed 2018-04-15 13:47:41 +0100
  • posted about this on Facebook 2018-04-15 09:10:11 +0100
    Please sign to help stop massive marina development in Old Hastings!
  • signed 2018-04-15 09:08:33 +0100
    Building a marina would destroy the character of the Old Town and the natural beauty and peacefulness of the area would disappear. St Leonard’s needs a marina to boost the deprived area and bring more life to it.
  • signed 2018-04-15 08:56:55 +0100
  • signed 2018-04-14 18:07:48 +0100
    Eleanor Vallerini. It’s absolutely not the right place to put it. Local people won’t benefit and it will take away an area of beauty that is used by everyone.
  • signed 2018-04-13 17:34:25 +0100
    This outlandish vanity project will completely destroy the beautiful cliffs, ruin the Old Town and damage the fishing industry. It must be stopped before irreversible damage is done. And the idea of putting “affordable” housing on a concrete platform in the sea, set apart from the community and at the mercy of the weather and tides is crazy. And to try and sell this idea to people who are struggling to afford a home is nothing short of shameful.
  • signed via 2018-04-13 08:36:32 +0100
  • signed 2018-04-13 04:54:15 +0100
    Mr Tobias Jackson
  • signed 2018-04-13 04:47:23 +0100
  • signed 2018-04-12 07:30:09 +0100
  • signed 2018-04-11 20:19:06 +0100
  • signed 2018-04-11 08:18:22 +0100
  • signed 2018-04-10 08:27:17 +0100
    Keep your filthy hands off the marina!! Leave it as it is! You scum bags!
  • signed 2018-04-09 19:31:22 +0100
    Kathy Bor
  • signed via 2018-04-09 13:34:50 +0100
  • signed 2018-04-09 12:38:14 +0100
    £1m should NOT be spent on a feasibility study. That £1m could be spent on local projects. Plus, proper affordable housing is needed, not these ugly ‘executive’ flats and holiday homes. Brighton Marina is a great example of why we should NOT go down this route!
  • signed via 2018-04-08 13:37:37 +0100
    I completely oppose the planned marina development at rock on nore and urge the council to listen to local opinion
  • signed via 2018-04-07 20:47:00 +0100
    Maria Stretton I say leave the old town as an old town and help other parts along the coast prosper namely St Leonards and West St Leonards
  • signed via 2018-04-07 20:26:37 +0100
  • signed 2018-04-06 14:04:30 +0100
    Lets hope this outrageous monster of a vanity project can be stopped in Hastings like that other vanity project ‘the garden Bridge’ was in London. If we as a community refuse to pay our share from local taxes etc I don’t see how they can stump up all the money required initially and in the long term for operational costs. The ongoing bills will have to be borne by local people so lets say no now!
  • signed 2018-04-05 17:02:28 +0100
  • signed 2018-04-05 16:59:51 +0100
    John Baker
  • signed 2018-04-05 16:34:15 +0100
  • signed 2018-04-05 13:13:09 +0100
  • posted about this on Facebook 2018-04-05 11:51:48 +0100
    Please sign to help stop massive marina development in Old Hastings!

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