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Council unveils plan for proposed link road

On 25th May 2007, the Council officially unveiled the plans for the proposed link road, and the official 6-week objection started. Read the Council’s official announcement here. Read our latest press releases below to see why we think this road … Continue reading

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County Council could have forseen costs of flooding work

The Hastings Alliance is questioning the competence of transport planners at County Hall for not establishing more accurate costs for the proposed Link Road between Hastings and Bexhill. The government approved £47 million of national funding for the scheme back … Continue reading

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Proposed link road- alternatives “not properly considered”

HASTINGS ALLIANCE PRESS RELEASE – IMMEDIATE Report from Government Transport Adviser supports case for re-appraisal of Bexhill to Hastings Link Road, a flawed major road scheme. National environmental organisations (1) today backed a call for a number of highly environmentally … Continue reading

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Hastings Alliance calls for investment in alternatives

PRESS RELEASE 6 March 2007 In a response to the National Audit Commission (NAC) report on the number and costs of road casualties (1), the Hastings Alliance Against the Link Road call for greater investment in walking, cycling and public … Continue reading

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Cost of proposed link road has nearly doubled

EAST SUSSEX TRANSPORT 2000 PRESS RELEASE – IMMEDIATE NEAR DOUBLING OF COST FOR BEXHILL TO HASTINGS LINK ROAD – A BIG DRAIN ON THE PUBLIC PURSE say local transport group. The recent announcement from East Sussex County Council that the … Continue reading

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Countryside Agency ignores its own report

The Countryside Agency (a statutory organisation designated to protect the countryside) does not intend to make a formal objection to the proposed Bexhill-Hastings Link Road (BHLR) despite significant environmental concerns raised by its own internal advisory report A key member … Continue reading

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County Council’s Link Road Leaflet “misleading and inaccurate” claims Hastings Alliance [1]

Speaking for the Hastings Alliance (a coalition of local and national organisations opposed to the BHLR), its chairman Nick Bingham said: “The leaflet glosses over the environmental damage the road will bring about, fails to mention that BHLR will lead … Continue reading

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New report shows roads create massive traffic growth

Road building often leads to much faster traffic growth than forecast, according to a new study commissioned by CPRE (1) and the Countryside Agency. (2) The report specifically highlights how the infamous Newbury Bypass failed, by generating massive traffic growth … Continue reading

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Proposed road junction at Hastings

The Highways Agency has published possible layouts for the junction at the Hastings end of the proposed road. The proposal for a Hastings-Bexhill link road had the obvious weakness that it would have created a problem where Queensway joins with … Continue reading

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