24 February 2013

Sign the Petition! Save the 'Hastings' battlesite...


"English Heritage begins process to review 1066 battlefield registration
Local resident starts legal action against ESCC to preserve battlefield
Legal action update: 28th January 2013

Today, Michael's solicitor wrote again to ESCC to say that tree works alone are affecting over 6.3 hectares of land and the loss of 589 trees and that these works are subject to conditions that have not yet been discharged.

Things have been developing rapidly in relation to the 2nd Battle of Hastings. Early in the week the national press reported that there was new evidence unfolding about the site of the Battle of Hastings (see Daily Telegraph, 14 January 2013). The following day, a local resident, Michael Bernard, applied to English Heritage for an urgent review of the battlefield site registration of the Battle of Hastings in the light of new evidence about the extent and nature of the site. English Heritage responded by return on 16 January 2013, acknowledged the application and explained that it would start the validation and initial assessment process."