Hastings Marina Petition

Fishing boats in Old Hastings
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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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  • katrina Fuzesi
    signed 2020-10-26 12:53:40 +0000
    This may bring short term financial gain for some but will do long term harm to the town’s tourist business as visitors come to see the historical feel and sights of Hastings. Its unique attractions should not be compromised by this development.
  • Samantha Struthers
    signed 2020-09-22 23:12:51 +0100
  • Vanessa Andrews
    signed 2020-07-01 08:25:19 +0100
    This area of Old Hastings is historically priceless as well as an integral part of the character of the town. To destroy all this would be a tragedy and I’m surprised it is even a consideration. It’s what local residents of Hastings and St Leonards treasure not to mention visitors to the area. I wholeheartedly object.
  • Mary Rers
    signed 2018-10-08 05:40:35 +0100
  • Jean Le Quesne
    signed 2018-09-16 07:58:14 +0100
  • Maxine Simmonds
    signed 2018-09-14 18:24:00 +0100
    Totally inappropriate proposal for this place of beauty close the rare beach launched fishing fleet.
  • Duncan Skillen
    signed 2018-09-12 10:07:34 +0100
    The “New Marina” would be for the few – not the many as know. Stupidity. We do not require the “boatie weekenders” spending money in France not Hastings. Traffic problems on an enormous scale. Create new jobs – yes Traffic wardens!
  • Amanda Nicol
    signed 2018-09-12 08:56:22 +0100
  • Philippa Myers-Wilcox
    signed 2018-09-10 09:33:29 +0100
  • steve holland
    signed 2018-09-09 13:26:46 +0100
  • Sophy Lynn
    signed 2018-09-09 07:51:58 +0100
  • Nigel Edwards
    signed 2018-09-08 18:57:54 +0100
  • Elaine Venables
    signed 2018-09-08 18:57:18 +0100
  • June Worboys
    signed 2018-09-08 18:24:33 +0100
  • Sarah Graves
    signed 2018-09-08 07:06:24 +0100
  • Mary Soul
    signed 2018-09-08 07:02:14 +0100
  • Deborah Handford
    signed 2018-09-08 00:14:03 +0100
  • David Myers-Wilcox
    signed 2018-09-07 22:46:40 +0100
  • jane sparkes
    signed 2018-09-07 18:29:03 +0100
  • David Wood
    signed 2018-09-07 17:03:07 +0100
  • jane vogas lacey
    signed 2018-09-07 17:00:06 +0100
    The old town of Hastings and it’s beach is unique and deserves to be preserved. Don’t make the mistake they made in the 50s with The Bourne!!!
  • Gary Rootes
    signed 2018-09-07 15:47:27 +0100
    No just no
  • Margaret Inwood
    signed 2018-09-07 14:24:44 +0100
    No way! I object to this with all my being and along with others stand fully against this travesty of a project!
  • Reed McCormick
    signed 2018-09-07 14:15:02 +0100
  • Jess Beerling
    signed 2018-09-07 12:51:20 +0100
  • Gillian Edwards
    signed 2018-09-07 11:24:19 +0100
  • Adam Newman
    signed 2018-09-07 10:55:18 +0100
  • Simon Mawer
    signed 2018-09-07 10:49:33 +0100
  • Lucy Colwell
    signed 2018-09-07 10:18:36 +0100
  • Nick Sangster
    signed 2018-09-07 10:05:09 +0100

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