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ONE YEAR ON: DfT RECOMMENDATION ON BHLR STILL UNPUBLISHED

As a mark of frustration over the refusal of the Department for Transport (DfT) to publish its recommendation to ministers whether to fund the Bexhill to Hastings Link Road, a whole year after George Osbourne’s provisional funding announcement, members of … Continue reading

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PROTESTORS EVICTED, TREES FELLED, HEDGES CUT DOWN

DEMONSTRATION AT COUNTY HALL The 12th of February saw a further demonstration against the BHLR at County Hall (above) ahead of a full council meeting on the day. Contrasting starkly with the Link Road, the inspiring and creative demo was … Continue reading

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FUNDING FOR LINK ROAD: NOT YET AGREED!

We have issued the following press release today, highlighting the absence of government final funding approval for BHLR. In the light of the hundreds of felled trees – many pre-dating Napoleonic times, and all key components of wildlife corridors – … Continue reading

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UNSTINTING SUPPORT FOR PROTESTORS FROM ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANISATIONS

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    IT’S NOT ALL OVER The national organisations representatives, along with regional and local officers came down to the Combe Haven Defenders (CHDs) Decoy stream valley BHLR protest camp on Sunday, January 27th, in support of those continuing their … Continue reading

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GREAT CRESTED NEWT HABITAT DAMAGE?

We’re not experts, but it appears that the impact of tracked diggers used in excavation on an area of Upper Wilting Farm may have damaged the habitat of European Protected Species – great crested newts (gcn). Now, after the first … Continue reading

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SETBACK IN COURT IS NO FINALE

SETBACK IN COURT IS NO FINALE Last Friday’s hearing in the High Court was of course a setback for our hopes of preventing construction of the BHLR, but it’s clearly not the end of the story: questions still remain to … Continue reading

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OUR DAY IN COURT

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 … Continue reading

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CAN WE DEFEAT THIS AWFUL SCHEME?

 EXPLORATORY DIGGING BEGINS Substantial trenches (pictured here) have been dug, believed to be investigating potential archeological sites. The appearance of excavating machinery is a chilling reminder of what may be to come on a massive scale. NEWS ON JUDICIAL REVIEW … Continue reading

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SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT FOR BEXHILL AND HASTINGS: TRUMPED BY BHLR

  PRESS RELEASE BUS FACILITIES UPGRADE AND PEDESTRIAN, CYCLE IMPROVEMENTS TRUMPED BY LINK ROAD ‘Much needed bus ‘real time’ information displays for bus stops in Hastings and Bexhill, and a sustainable network of pedestrian and cycle routes have failed to … Continue reading

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SECRETARY OF STATE LOBBIED AS RIO+20 APPROACHES

BHLR – WORST BY FAR FOR CARBON EMISSIONS The Hastings Alliance took the opportunity to lobby Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey on the 16th June in Kingston. The occasion was a meeting to mark the … Continue reading

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