EXPERTISE ON TAP
Improving The Places We Live And Work
Our overall objective is to improve and enhance our existing environment by achieving a better standard of design for future developments in the area. Geographically our principal interest is development within Hastings and St Leonards-on-Sea, but also extends to significant issues within Bexhill, Battle, Rye and other areas of East Sussex.
Urban design is the collaborative and multi-disciplinary process of shaping the physical setting for life in cities, towns, and villages; the art of making places; design in an urban context. It involves the deign of buildings, groups of buildings, spaces and landscapes, and the establishment of frameworks and processes that facilitate successful development. (click for more)
The group is made up of people with a wide experience of design of the built environment and within related fields. Membership includes architects, planners, landscape architects, urban designers, an engineer, and a community planning specialist. Taken together the group has more than 300 years experience.
Membership is open to individuals professionally qualified in design of the built environment and related fields living or working within the Hastings area. A list of members is given below. Professional profiles of some of the members can be read here.
Past initiatives have included working alongside Planning Aid and Community Planning to provide practical help and advice to several community groups, from St Leonard’s to Ore, on Neighbourhood Plans. Currently a similar co-operation is ongoing in West St Leonard’s. HUDG members helped facilitate the very successful car-free day on part of the seafront in 2019.
We are also scrutinising major planning applications, such as HBC’s proposals for White Rock and Bulverhythe.
A few new proposals are just getting underway including temporary use of derelict sites, the Greening of Hastings and a town wide art trail.
Current projects and proposals can be found by clicking the buttons under the photos on the Home page. Past initiatives can be found under the Archive link on the top bar menu, also on the Home page.
Timothy Jemison (Chair), CMLI, Landscape Architect email@example.com
James Deasley (Secretary) BA Hons (Lond) RIBA Chartered Architect firstname.lastname@example.org
Ken Davis (Treasurer), MA DipArch, DipBuildCons, DipPlan, email@example.com.
Nicole Collomb, Dip LA, CMLI, MSc Environmental Psychology, Public Space Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Gray, MSc, Dip Arch, APMP, IHBC, RIBA email@example.com
Nick Harper, BA, DipLA, CMLI, Chartered Landscape Architect www.harperlandscapearchitecture.co.uk
John Hibberd, BA Arch & Civic Design (Hons), BSc Arch (Hons), Dip Arch.
Julia Hilton, Landscape Architect www.greendreams.org.uk
Sam Leach, BA (Hons) Arch, MArch, PG Dip, ARB, RIBA Chartered Architect
Jeremy Linden, DipLA, CMLI, UD, Landscape Architect
Chris Lewcock, BA(Hons) Urban & Regional Planning, MPhil Land Economy, Dip. Development Studies, PGCHE, Town Planner
John McCart, BA(Hons), Dip Arch, RIBA Charterd Architect
Stuart Rumsey, MAPS, RIBA Chartered Architect www.rdparchitects.co.uk
Nick Wates, BSc Arch(Hons), Dip Dev. Planning, FRSA www.nickwates.co.uk
Bob Stokes, RIBA Chartered Architect
Graham Lavender BA(Hons), Dip Arch, Registered Architect
Iain Exley, BA(Hons) Arch, Dip Arch, RIBA www.iainexley.co.uk
Philip Cooper, FIStructE, Director of Structures, Cambridge Architectural Research Ltd www.carltd.com
Richard Oaten, Architect www.oatenarchitects.com
Seafront Plinth St Leonards
An idea for a temporary installation to run for the duration of a Coastal Currents event. Not realised