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Alliance Campaign Update – May 2011

Current situation East Sussex County Council (ESCC) is hanging on grimly to its Bexhill to Hastings Link Road (BHLR) scheme, even though the costs have breached the £100m mark, and in spite of the BHLR giving the poorest value for … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Public Inquiry

Proposed Bexhill to Hastings Link Road: Reflections on the Public Inquiry December 2009. None of us make a habit of going to Public Inquiries, but the structure was somehow familiar: first, the opening statement by Rhodri Price-Lewis QC, on behalf … Continue reading

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Public Inquiry – conclusion

The Inquiry closed on 2nd December 2009 with a closing statement from Rhodri Price Lewis, the QC representing ESCC. Unsurprisingly, it did not reveal the slightest appreciation of the considerable quantity of new information that had been unearthed during cross … Continue reading

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Hastings Alliance – evidence to the Public Inquiry

The Hastings Alliance has put forward evidence to the Public Inquiry which opens on 10 November 2009. Click on the links below to view each document. Campaign for Better Transport – Evidence Campaign for Better Transport – Summary Gillian Bargery – Proof … Continue reading

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Proposed link road may suck money from other services

15 July 2009 Cost increases and insufficient money from developers mean that the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road is likely be funded only by taking money from other County budgets, the Hastings Alliance for Sustainable Transport Solutions said today. The road has … Continue reading

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Two to one against the link road

20 May 2009 PRESS RELEASE – IMMEDIATE HASTINGS OBSERVER ON-LINE POLL : TWO TO ONE AGAINST THE PROPOSED LINK ROAD! In a poll conducted by the Hastings Observer, 62% of respondents who voted on the question: ‘Do you support the … Continue reading

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Public Inquiry

15 April 2009 Government Office for the North East has informed us that there will be a Public Inquiry into the Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPOs) and Side Road Orders (SROs) issued by East Sussex County Council. This is good news … Continue reading

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It’s not too late to object

NOT TOO LATE TO SAVE A BEAUTIFUL VALLEY It’s not too late to object! That’s the message from the Hastings Alliance which is appealing to anyone wishing to scrap the Link Road to submit their objections by the 6th of … Continue reading

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Climate Change Minister Urged to Question Proposed Bexhill-Hastings Link Road

17th February 2009 Secretary of State for Energy and Climate change Ed Miliband was presented with a letter from the Hastings Alliance last week at a meeting in Brighton. The letter (below) gave a stark reminder that not only would … Continue reading

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Planning committee approves proposed Bexhill-Hastings link road

Three miles of road across countryside near Hastings was given the go ahead by East Sussex County Council today. Campaigners say the scheme, at nearly £100 million, is far too costly at a time of recession and is not a … Continue reading

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