PRESS RELEASE – IMMEDIATE
COURT HEARING FOR JUDICIAL REVIEW APPEAL
Friday the 5th October will see the Hastings Alliance in court to hear the result of their appeal for a judicial review of the Secretary of State’s decision to provide funding for the Bexhill to Hastings Link Road (BHLR).
Speaking for the Alliance, Chairman Nick Bingham said:
‘ This is a very important day for us in our 12 year campaign to shed light on what is a road scheme evidently based on shaky grounds and wildly optimistic assertions from promoters, East Sussex County Council.
Last weekend’s ‘Rally in the Valley’ – organized by the Combe Haven Defenders and attended by well over 100 protesters – showed us just how much local people resent the destruction predicted by a major and expensive road carrying up to 30,000 vehicles a day through a peaceful and beautiful valley.
‘Experts inside and outside government have already concluded that alternatives have not been fully and properly investigated. That alone is reason enough to halt this scheme – the worst by far for CO2 emissions among the 45 transport schemes currently in development in England’ concluded Mr Bingham’. (1)
Derrick Coffee for the Hastings Alliance)