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Combe Haven Defenders protest planning permission for the Queensway Gateway road (photo: CHD).

Court challenge to QGR over air pollution fails

Local activist Gabriel Carlyle this week sought to have the planning permission for Sea Change Sussex’s Queensway Gateway road overturned on air pollution grounds, but the High Court refused to accept his case. Nick Terdre reports.

Emily, drawing on the site, surrounded by security guards. Photo Peace News

Drawn to Witness

“Not your idyllic Springwatch in a Sussex bluebell wood, but an observation of the processes that drive out protected species to prepare the land for tarmac.” This is local artist Emily Johns’ description of her new exhibition, ‘Drawn to Witness’, documenting the changes in the Hollington Valley local wildlife site over the past year, as local residents struggled to stop the Queensway Gateway road being built on top of it. Andrea Needham writes.

Gabriel Carlyle in Hollington Valley

Second legal challenge is mounted against Queensway Gateway Road go-ahead

Gabriel Carlyle, who is based in Hastings, is once again challenging the Queensway Gateway Road, the project of Sea Change Sussex – and once again, his challenge is on the grounds of air pollution. Air pollution – a hot issue at the moment. Zelly Restorick writes.

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.

Drawn to Witness Poster by Emily Johns

Drawn to witness

Celebrate New Year’s Day with the Combe Haven Defenders: come drawing! Bring your drawing books and pencils and meet fellow nature lovers at noon in Hollington Valley.

On the route of the proposed Queensway Gateway road (photo: CHD).

New hearing for Queensway Gateway road

Hastings Borough Council’s planning committee will meet at the White Rock Theatre on Tuesday 15 December to consider a revised application from Sea Change Sussex seeking planning permission for the controversial Queensway Gateway road. Opponents, Combe Haven Defenders, say that the road will still cause illegal levels of air pollution and, if approved, could lead to a further legal challenge. Nick Terdre reports.

Campaigners at the site of tree felling Photo CHDs

Campaigners camp on Queensway

This weekend, campaigners will set up a pop-up camp and plant trees on the route of the Queensway Gateway Road in Hollington Valley, as part of their ongoing fight to stop this road being built.  The camp will include a social event on the Saturday afternoon (3pm) with tree-planting, music, tea and cake.

Hollington Valley, shorn of its trees.

QGR tree-felling signals ‘need for real change’

This has not been a good month for the town’s green spaces – following council approval for the Queensway Gateway Road last month, contractors working for SeaChange Sussex have felled trees along a wide swathe through Hollington Valley where the road will run. This is an act of environmental vandalism, says Andrea Needham of Combe Haven Defenders.

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