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Down by the link road, CHD's andrea Needham displays a copy of the redacted report. All has now been made clear.

Behind the scenes at the link road

An internal review apparently released in error by East Sussex County Council shines an interesting light on hitherto unrevealed details of the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road (BHLR) construction project. Nick Terdre reports.

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Petition to bar further public funding for NBAR

Concerned at the propensity of road-building projects to bust their budgets, environmental campaigners Combe Haven Defenders have launched a petition against the allocation of any further public funds for the construction of Sea Change Sussex’s North Bexhill Access Road. Nick Terdre reports.

It's all monkey business - CHD protest permission for the Queensway Gateway road (photo: CHD).

Road go-ahead a flawed decision, say opponents

The ”very serious issue of air pollution” was left on one side by the planning committee when it granted permission for construction of the Queensway Gateway road, say opponents Combe Haven Defenders. Nick Terdre reports.

Tranquil valley? Photo Combe Haven Defenders

Combe Haven: tranquil no more

HOT’s Zelly Restorick remembers being part of the peaceful protests to prevent the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road being built – and has felt saddened to see the area change from green to grey.

Celebrating the opening of Combe Valley Way: in the middle wearing a brown suit, ESCC leader Keith Glazier; on his right, ESCC chief executive Becky Shaw, on his left, Julian Crampton, Sea Change Sussex chairman. To the right, holding the end of the banner and wearing a blue striped tie, Rupert Clubb, director for communities, economy and transport, on his left, Carl Maynard, lead member for transport and the environment, and second from the end, Bob Pape, ESCC project manager for the road construction (photo: ESCC).

Bexhill Hastings Link Road opens

After decades of debate and dispute at local and national level – and between our government’s departments – the Bexhill Hastings Link Road has now, for better or for worse, finally opened. Claims of new jobs, ease of traffic flow, development plans and a better economy for everyone, all of which have been vociferously debated at every stage, will now have the chance to be proven. HOT’s Zelly Restorick reports.

Protests outside the Town Hall against planning permission for the Queensway Gateway road (photo: CHD).

Hastings: development or democracy?

How is local democracy bearing up in the face of the development-at-all-costs policy handed down by central government and eagerly embraced by local government? Not very well, in the opinion of Michael Madden, who argues that we must find our way back to a world in which our elected representatives act in our interests.

The North Bexhill Access Road is planned to run across open countryside, from left to right in this view (photo: CHD).

Call to put road application on hold

Combe Haven Defenders have called on Rother District Council to put Sea Change Sussex’s application to build the North Bexhill Access Road on hold until it has a business case and funding in place. The Council says it is bound to hear the application before year-end. Nick Terdre reports.

Peter Jones - former ESCC leader and now former Selep chairman (Photo: ESCC).

Peter Jones out as Selep revises chairman’s role

Peter Jones, former leader of East Sussex County council, has lost his job as chairman of the South East Local Enterprise Partnership following a decision by directors not to extend his contract. New specifications have been drawn up for the chairman’s role. Nick Terdre reports.

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