One of the most tranquil areas in the South East, Combe Haven Valley, is threatened by the proposed Bexhill-Hastings Link Road (BHLR).
The Hastings Alliance, a group representing the views of several national and local organisations as well as concerned individuals, is opposed to the construction of the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road.
Promoted by East Sussex County Council, this road would run from the A259 in Bexhill to the B2092 Queensway in Hastings and ruin this exceptionally beautiful valley and countryside on the edge of Hastings and Bexhill.
The chosen route passes within metres of the Combe Haven Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), designated as one of the nation′s most important wildlife sites, and severely damage the important biodiversity of this region.
The noise and visual intrusion of this road would have a devastating effect on the whole of the Combe Haven Valley, which, according to East Sussex County Council (ESCC), is ″probably the finest medium-sized valley in East Sussex, outside of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is set within a high-quality landscape of historic and wildlife interest and contains peaceful and remote countryside.″ (report on BHLR for ESCC Cabinet meeting 8 June 2004).