Posted on: June 28, 2012
Plans to open up the development site at North Queensway as a new Innovation Park are
gaining momentum. A planning application for the first phase of works, including a new
junction and site entrance, is to be submitted in July.
Sea Change Sussex, the new economic development company developing the site, is
responding to a growing demand for commercial space, particularly amongst local companies
wishing to expand who need larger units. North Queensway is the last major undeveloped site
designated for employment use in Hastings and will provide an opportunity for local companies
to stay in the area by building new premises to their own specification.
Subject to planning consent, the construction of a new road junction and site entrance, and
work to bring utilities into the site will potentially start before Christmas. The second phase of
works (subject to a planning application later this year) will include a new access road and site
clearance in order to prepare the plots for business development. Each individual plot would
be the subject of subsequent and separate planning applications and the timing of any
development will depend on the individual companies involved.
Two Information Days are being held for local residents and businesses to view the
proposals. They will take place as follows:
12.30pm – 7.30pm on 3rd and 4th July
The Sussex Exchange, Queensway, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex TN38 9AG.
The purpose is to show the plans for the Innovation Park (in broad terms), outline the various
studies underway, and present details of the first phase of works which will shortly be the
subject of a planning application. This is an opportunity to ask questions and register any
comments prior to the planning application being submitted.