CLLR. CHRIS HARDY

  Wealden's councillors are elected to represent the public, to conserve history and promote businesses and tourism

 

 

 

Councillor Chris Hardy

 

 

Councillor Title: Chairman of the Council
Ward: Hartfield
Parish: Hartfield ; Maresfield (Fairwarp)


Home address: 

Skippers
Rectory Field
Hartfield
East Sussex
TN7 4JE

Phone: 01892 771348

Bus. email: cllr.chris.hardy@wealden.gov.uk 

Party:Conservative

 

 

 

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Dear Councillor Hardy,

 

As a member of a council responsible for a great many historic towns and villages, and also caretaker of the public purse, could we ask you to be especially vigilant against maladministration within the Wealden District Council.

 

Obviously, we want to do our best to keep your council on the straight and narrow - and the way to do this is to monitor your progress and where applicable, lobby members, MPs and the media, pointing our potential pitfalls, so helping your council to avoid administrative errors. We thus contribute to council efficiency.

 

One of the most important functions that a council is charged with, is to provide a rolling stock of land for affordable housing. The fact that most councils are not doing so, is a major problem that is making the next generations financial slaves.

 

While (empire) building mansions might make a lot of bankers and landlords very happy; it is fair? We were under the impression that Britain was aiming to be at 1990 carbon levels by 2050. That goal relies on sustainable practices and sustainability equals affordability. Huge profits for some and slavery for others is not zero carbon friendly.

 

Building expensive homes, where we cannot house low wage earners, is economic lunacy and un-sustainable. This is elitist politics, rather than an equal opportunities bedrock - that should prevail in the interests of democracy. The new goal is a Circular Economy.

 

These are particularly difficult times, where public funding is under scrutiny against overspending, but such international issues as global warming should still be targeted for attention. We would then expect grants of planning permission for houses that are both affordable and zero carbon - to reduce global warming - and that means smaller houses with a proportionally smaller carbon footprint.

 

A workable formula for such housing is clear. Sweden and Germany lead with flatpack and other low energy housing - that is affordable, being in the 25-70,000 range. Young families could afford to buy such houses, provided that councils earmark land for affordable development. 

 

What we don't want is agricultural land suddenly going from 5,000 an acre to 1,000,000 - simply because a council failed to identify land for affordable housing. The moment land is allowed to escalate in value, houses are no longer affordable.

 

Could we suggest that land that is identified as suitable (necessary) for affordable housing, should only be granted consent for genuinely affordable homes. That might put a stop to the Klondike planning stampede that has opened up as a result of council sloth.

 

Once land is earmarked for affordable developments, Community Land Trusts could build houses for letting at sensible rents - but once again, they need land that is identified as being for affordable housing.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this message and we look forward to seeing many sustainable decisions in the future and perhaps hearing your views on such proposals, when you have a spare moment.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Climate Change Trust  (an equal opportunities organisation)

 

 

 

CLIMATE CHANGE

 

Then along came the Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Act 2006, followed by the Climate Change Act 2008. These Acts demand that Wealden put in place a workable plan and encourage development of sustainable housing and transport. These Acts are in response to United Nations targets to fend off a global catastrophe.

 

A workable plan involves making sure that houses, transport and workplaces in the Wealden area reduce their carbon footprint by 3% a year to get back to 1990 levels by the year 2050.

 

If we assume that the houses in 1990 have not increased their energy requirement, then we need to work out how many new houses have been built since 1990 - and how many more will be built by 2050 - then add them together. Unfortunately, Wealden have been handing our consents since 2008 for properties that are not energy sustainable and those that are likely to be built in the future will also be substandard in energy terms.

 

It pretty soon becomes clear that new-builds will have to be virtually zero carbon and existing houses and factories should aim to reduce energy consumption to give us some slack. Houses that are energy self-sufficient will not look like the houses Wealden's planners are used to approving. Buildings that are modified to harvest solar energy will change in appearance somewhat - but this is typically permitted development - and if it is not the above Acts tend to support what is or will be necessary to improve existing stocks in line with a workable plan.

 

 

 

 

COUNCILLORS SERVING IN 2017 INTO 2018

 

Dick Angel
Councillor Dick Angel

Heathfield Nth & Cenrl - Cons

 


Councillor Kevin Balsdon

Pevensey and Westham - Cons

 


Councillor Jo Bentley

Hailsham South and West - Cons

 


Councillor Bob Bowdler

Heathfield East - Cons

 


Councillor Lin Clark

Pevensey and Westham - Cons

Deputy Chairman Standards

 


Councillor Nicholas Collinson

Hailsham Central & North - Cons

Portfolio Community Leadership Human Resources

 

Nigel Coltman
Councillor Nigel Coltman

Hailsham Central and North - Cons

Chairman of Licensing

 


Councillor Dianne Dear

Pevensey and Westham - Cons

Dep Chair of Planning South

 


Councillor Phil Dixon

Rotherfield - Conservative

Dep Chair of Audit Finance

 


Councillor Pam Doodes

Ninfield & Hooe with Wartling

Conservative - Vice-Chairman

 


Councillor Claire Dowling

Uckfield Central - Cons

Dep Ldr Public Health Safety

 


Councillor Jan Dunk

Heathfield North & Central - Conservative

 


Councillor Philip Ede

Alfriston - Conservative

 


Councillor Helen Firth

Uckfield New Town - Cons

 


Councillor Jonica Fox

Cross-in-Hand/ Five Ashes - Conservative

 


Councillor Roy Galley

Danehill/ Fletching/ Nutley - Cons

Portfolio Economic Dev & Waste Man

 


Councillor Richard Grocock

Hailsham South and West - Cons

 


Councillor Chris Hardy

Hartfield - Cons- Chairman

 

 

 

Jim Hollins
Councillor Jim Hollins

Crowborough West - Cons

 


Councillor Peter Holloway

Forest Row - Conservative

 


Councillor Johanna Howell

Frant/ Withyham - Cons

Ch Planning North

 


Councillor Toby Illingworth

Buxted & Maresfield - Cons

 

 


Councillor Stephen Isted

Crowborough Jarvis Brook - Independent

 


Councillor Andy Long

Herstmonceux - Cons

 


Councillor Michael Lunn

Buxted & Maresfield - Cons

 


Councillor Philip Lunn

Crowborough East - Cons

 


Councillor Barry Marlowe

Uckfield Ridgewood - Cons

Dep Ch Licensing

 


Councillor Rowena Moore

Forest Row - Conservative

 


Councillor Kay Moss

Crowborough St Johns - Cons

Dep Chair Overview & Scrutiny

 


Councillor Douglas Murray

Willingdon - Conservative

 

Councillor Ann Newton, Framfield, Wealden District
Councillor Ann Newton

Framfield - Cons

Portfolio Planning & Dev

 


Councillor Amanda O'Rawe

Hailsham East - Conservative

 


Councillor Mark Pinkney

Hellingly - Conservative

 


Councillor Dr Brian Redman

Mayfield - Conservative

Chairman of Standards Committee

 


Councillor Ronald Reed

Crowborough North - Conservative

 


Councillor Carol Reynolds

Uckfield North - Cons

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greg Rose
Councillor Greg Rose

Crowborough East - Cons

Chair Overview & Scrutiny

 


Councillor Peter Roundell

Danehill/ Fletching/ Nutley - Cons

Chairman Audit Finance

 


Councillor William Rutherford

Frant/ Withyham - Cons

 


Councillor Daniel Shing

Polegate South - Ind Democrat

 


Councillor Oi Lin Shing

Polegate North - Ind Democrat

 


Councillor Raymond Shing

Willingdon - Independent Democrat

 


Councillor Stephen Shing

Willingdon - Independent Democrat

 


Councillor Angela Snell

Polegate North - Conservative

 


Councillor Robert Standley

Wadhurst - Conservative

Leader of the Council

 


Councillor Susan Stedman

Horam - Conservative

Chair Planning South

 


Councillor Roger Thomas

Heathfield North & Central - Cons

 


Councillor Jeannette Towey

Crowborough West - Cons

 


Councillor Chriss Triandafyllou

Hailsham South and West - Cons

 


Councillor Peter Waldock

Uckfield North - Cons

 


Councillor Neil Waller

Crowborough North - Cons

Dep Chair Planning North

 


Councillor David Watts

Chiddingly & East Hoathly - Cons

 


Councillor Graham Wells

Wadhurst - Cons

Portfolio Housing & Benefits

 


Councillor David White

Hellingly - Independent

 


Councillor John Wilton

East Dean - Conservative

 

 

 

Dick Angel - Jo Bentley - John Blake - Bob Bowdler - Don Broadbent - Norman Buck - Raymond Cade - John Carvey - Lin Clark
Nicholas Collinson - Nigel Coltman - Ronald Cussons - Barby Dashwood-Morris - Dianne Dear - Phil Dixon - Pam Doodes

  Claire Dowling - Jan Dunk - Louise Eastwood - Philip Ede - Helen Firth - Jonica Fox - Roy Galley - Richard Grocock - Chris Hardy

Steve Harms - Jim Hollins - Peter Holloway - Johanna Howell - Stephen Isted - David Larkin - Andy Long - Michael Lunn

Barry Marlowe - Nigel McKeeman - Huw Merriman - Rowena Moore - Kay Moss - Douglas Murray - Ann Newton - Ken Ogden

Amanda O'RaweCharles R Peck - Diane Phillips - Mark Pinkney - Major Antony Quin RM - Ronald Reed - Dr. Brian Redman

Carol Reynolds - Greg Rose - Peter Roundell - William Rutherford - Daniel Shing - Oi Lin Shing - Raymond Shing - Stephen Shing

Robert Standley - Susan Stedman - Bill Tooley - Jeanette Towey - Stuart Towner - Chriss Triandafyllou - Peter Waldock

Neil Waller - David Watts - Mark Weaver -Graham Wells - David White - John Wilton

 

 

WEALDEN'S AREA PLANS SOUTH COMMITTEE 2015

Andrew Long - (no email address)

David White - cllr.david.white@wealden.gov.uk

Diane Dear - cllr.dianne.dear@wealden.gov.uk

Charles Peck - cllr.charles.peck@wealden.gov.uk

Chris Hardy - cllr.chris.hardy@wealden.gov.uk

Chris Triandafyllou - cllr.chriss.triandafyllou@wealden.gov.uk

Daniel Shing - daniel.shing@wealden.gov.uk

Dick Angel - cllr.dick.angel@wealden.gov.uk

Barby Dashwood-Morris - cllr.barby.dashwood-morris@wealden.gov.uk

Barry Marlowe - cllr.barry.marlowe@wealden.gov.uk

Bill Bentley - cllr.bill.bentley@eastsussex.gov.uk

John Blake -  cllr.john.blake@wealden.gov.uk

Lin Clark - cllr.lin.clark@wealden.gov.uk

Nigel Coltman - cllr.nigel.coltman@wealden.gov.uk

Nigel McKeeman - cllr.nigel.mckeeman@wealden.gov.uk

Raymond Cade - cllr.raymond.cade@wealden.gov.uk

Robert Standley

Ron Cussons - cllr.ron.cussons@wealden.gov.uk

Stephen Harms - cllr.steve.harms@wealden.gov.uk

Stephen Shing - cllr.stephen.shing@wealden.gov.uk

Susan Stedman - cllr.susan.stedman@wealden.gov.uk

 

 

LOCAL NEWSPAPER CONTACTS

 

Sussex Express - sussex.express@jpress.co.uk
                          amie.morrell@jpress.co.uk

 

Eastbourne Herald - eastbourne.herald@jpress.co.uk

 

The Argus - lucy.pearce@theargus.co.uk

                  emily.walker@theargus.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

LINKS

 

 

Dick Angel - Jo Bentley - John Blake - Don Broadbent - Norman Buck - Raymond Cade - John Carvey - Lin Clark
Nicholas Collinson - Nigel Coltman - Ronald Cussons - Barby Dashwood-Morris - Dianne Dear - Pam Doodes

  Claire Dowling - Jan Dunk - Louise Eastwood - Helen Firth - Jonica Fox - Roy Galley - Chris Hardy - Steve Harms
Jim Hollins
- Peter Holloway - Johanna Howell - Stephen Isted - David Larkin - Andy Long - Michael Lunn

Barry Marlowe - Nigel McKeeman - Huw Merriman - Rowena Moore - Ann Newton - Ken Ogden - Charles R Peck

Diane Phillips - Major Antony Quin RM - Dr. Brian Redman - Carol Reynolds - Greg Rose - Peter Roundell

William Rutherford - Daniel Shing - Oi Lin Shing - Raymond Shing - Stephen Shing - Robert Standley - Susan Stedman
Bill Tooley - Stuart Towner - Chriss Triandafyllou - Neil Waller - Mark Weaver - Graham Wells - David White

 

 

   

 

 

 

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