Month: March 2015

SeaChange projects running late: when will the jobs arrive?

SeaChange  is running a little late.  At least three of its projects are significantly behind schedule – and presumably above cost.  It has already had to have loans  from East Sussex County Council in order to complete the Bexhill Gateway road and ‘Innovation Mall’.   When can we expect these projects to be finally finished, and to start creating the thousands of jobs SeaChange claims for them?

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Queensway Gateway: Hollington Valley local wildlife site sacrificed for next business park

SeaChange’s latest project is the Queensway Gateway road.  This road will run from Queensway to the A21, right through the middle of the Hollington Valley Local Wildlife Site,  described in its designation report as ‘invaluable and irreplaceable’ and ‘one of the best wildlife habitats in Hastings’.

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Enviro 21: 500 jobs promised, 24 jobs created

The ‘Enviro 21′ business park on Queensway was funded with £9.3m of public money on the basis that it would create 500 jobs.  How many have actually been created?  According to our research, 24. In other words, less than 5% of what was promised.
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North Queensway Innovation Park: 865 jobs or none?

North Queensway Innovation Park: ‘the first word in bespoke manufacturing premises and a truly world class facility’? Or another empty SeaChange site a stone’s throw from the half empty ‘exciting new commercial concept’ of Enviro 21?

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