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Planning committee to consider proposed link road

Objectors will protest outside County Hall After numerous delays, the proposed Bexhill to Hastings link road is to be considered by the Planning Committee at its meeting on 10th December 2008. The meeting starts at 10:30 and objectors will be … Continue reading

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Proposed Bexhill Hastings link road “Irrelevant and possibly damaging to regeneration”

A report published today by the Hastings Alliance for Sustainable Transport Solutions (HASTS) casts doubt on the claims made by promoters of the Bexhill to Hastings Link Road for its regeneration potential. It concludes that there are cheaper and more … Continue reading

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Campaign for Better Transport calls for transport policies that lead to better health

Derrick Coffee County Officer Campaign for Better Transport, East Sussex 9 Mayfield Place, Eastbourne BN22 8XJ 16th September 2008 HASTINGS ALLIANCE MEMBER CAMPAIGN FOR BETTER TRANSPORT CALLS FOR TRANSPORT POLICIES THAT LEAD TO BETTER HEALTH PRESS RELEASE – 16TH SEPTEMBER … Continue reading

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Update July 2008

PRESS RELEASE IMMEDIATE 28.7.08 Hastings Alliance for Sustainable Transport Solutions says: Time for intelligent debate as link road costs more than double. Speaking for the Alliance, Chairman Nick Bingham said: Costs have more than doubled from £47m to close on … Continue reading

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Update June 2008

A year ago, East Sussex County Council (ESCC) applied for planning consent for the Bexhill to Hastings Link Road (BHLR). Government"s own bodies object to BHLR There were almost 2000 objections to the scheme and only a handful of representations … Continue reading

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TV appearance November 2007

The Hastings Alliance will gain valuable publicity by appearing in an ITV documentary “Focus” on 13th November 2007. The programme will feature Jenny Yeo, who has been driven from her farm in the Combe Valley by the proposal to build … Continue reading

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Natural England submits objection

Natural England – the Statutory Environment Body formed through a merger between the Countryside Agency and English Nature – has put in an official objection to the proposed Bexhill-Hastings Link Road. They make three main objections: The potential impact to … Continue reading

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Over 1800 objections to proposed link road

Since the start of the official objection period on 25th May 2007, the County Council has counted 1,854 objections to the proposed link road, 49 expressions of support, and 8 “other”. Council staff are still working their way through the … Continue reading

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Hastings Alliance submits objection

The Hastings Alliance, an umbrella group of organizations opposed the the building of the Bexhill to Hastings link road, submitted its own official objection in August 2007. Read the full text of The Hastings Alliance’s objection (pdf 164kb)

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Environment Agency Objection

Flood risk assessment “inadequate” The environment agency has put in an official objection to the plans for the proposed Bexhill-Hastings link road, describing the flood risk assessment as “inadequate” and the ecological impact as “unacceptable”. The proposed road goes right … Continue reading

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