Greenways are an infrastructure type increasingly seen in urban regeneration programs. In the UK a Greenway is an integral element of the London 2012 Olympic Park. Exemplar Greenways have also been developed in Paris (Avenue Plantee) and in New York (the High Line Project). Unlike conventional parks or greenspace which tend to be scattered and isolated within the existing urban fabric, greenways are linear and connective. 

Hastings Greenway Trust (HGT) was set up in 2020, by Hastings Greenway Group and other organisations, with support from Hastings Voluntary Action. It was registered with the Charity Commission as a ‘Charitable Incorporated Organisation’ (CIO) to better enable owning land and seeking charitable funding. HGT is a ‘project delivery’ organisation that will focus on the task of creating Greenway routes and working with other authorities, agencies and community organisations for the same purpose. 

It will initially prioritise: a Rail Trackside Route from Hastings Station to Alexandra Park and on to Ore Station; Ore Valley Greenway (in collaboration with Ore Community Land Trust); and Hastings Country Park Greenway, alongside the National Cycle Route 2 improvement plan.

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