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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.

Upper Wilting after the chainsaws. David Bastin

Documenting the destruction

A new exhibition in Hastings town centre by Artists and Combe Valley, an independent artists led group, captures the stunning Combe Haven Valley both before the trees were cut down late last summer to make way for the building of the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road (BHLR) and in the aftermath, writes Sylvia Worthy.

Granny Tree

Back to work on the BHLR

After a few days of Christmas and New Year rest and recuperation for some and I imagine, urgent strategy planning for others, work on the BHLR has begun again, with chain saw crews, police, private security guards, engineers, tree and nature protectors and road opponents returning to their pre-holiday positions, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick.

Combe Haven Art

Link road campaign gathers momentum

The campaign against the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road (BHLR) continues to gather momentum with a series of events over the next three weeks, including public meetings in Hastings, Bexhill and Crowhurst, an art exhibition in St Leonards and a fundraising Ceilidh in Crowhurst. HOT’s Zelly Restorick  reports.

Combe Haven Autumn

Artists and local residents draw together to stop link road

Campaigners against the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road (BHLR) are organising a combined walk, lunch and art event (“The Vision of the Valley”) on Saturday 24 November, encouraging artists and local people to visit Combe Haven Valley, see how preparations for the Road are already affecting it and create their own paintings and drawings in response.

Baby and bulldozer

A wise use of public money & resources?

Hastings Alliance, a sustainable transport group which has campaigned for 17 years against the Bexhill Hastings Link Road, lost their appeal for a Judicial Review at the High Court in London last Friday, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick.

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