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Greens call on Labour to oppose third runway

Claiming that construction of a third runway at Heathrow will make it impossible for the UK to meet its climate change targets, Hastings Green Party has called on the local Labour Party to put pressure on its national leadership to oppose the project. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 12:08 Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 In: The HOT Planet Tags: Andy McDonald Campaign for Better Transport Greens Jeremy Corbyn Julia Hilton labour Peter Chowney Today programme

Electric train plans thwarted

Dear Energy-wise readers. For those of us who believe that at this time in humanity’s history, energy wise transportation would make good common sense, maybe we can still make a difference to the latest decision by the government to remain with diesel trains, as opposed to transitioning to electric. HOT’s Zelly Restorick writes.

Posted 16:52 Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 In: Energy Wise Tags: 10-10 Campaign for Better Transport diesel trains electric trains energy
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.

Urgent national road policy consultation

According to the Campaign for Better Transport, the government plans to spend £30bn on building 190 new roads nationwide. If you think it’s not the right time for this, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick, let the government know – urgently. The deadline for responding is Wednesday February 26.

Posted 17:33 Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 In: The HOT Planet Tags: AONB Campaign for Better Transport consultation Government Road Policy SSSI Zelly Restorick

Why no station at Glyne Gap?

It is ironic that you can sit in the new M&S Cafe at Glyne Gap and see the trains pass by, but there’s no way you can take your shopping home via the railway. In order to raise this point publicly, Hastings Alliance organised a demonstration – ‘Why No Station?’ – at Ravenside shopping centre last

Posted 16:50 Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013 In: Campaigns Tags: Bexhill Campaign for Better Transport Disintegrated Transport System Glyne Gap Hastings Hastings Alliance Integrated Transport System no station no train
Dual carriageway

Additional £13m needed for BHLR

ESCC are considering the approval of over £13m of public money to cover increased construction costs, construction risks and protester action, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick. In addition, Amber Rudd is calling for ESCC to commit to building the Baldslow link, joining Queensway to the A21, costing an estimated £30m.

No Link Road

National media attention for BHLR

The headline in a recent Independent on Sunday article states : “George Osborne digs himself a hole : ‘Uneconomical’ roads to get go-ahead”. The IoS‘s journalist, Jane Merrick, goes on to report on the Department for Transport’s analysis of the Bexhill Hastings Link Road and how money should be spent on repairing existing roads, not building new ones, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick.

Posted 13:05 Wednesday, May 15, 2013 In: Campaigns Tags: 400ppm increase Bexhill Hastings Link Road Campaign for Better Transport climate change Jane Merrick Minister for Climate Change The Guardian The Independent on Sunday Zelly Restorick
DfT Protest

DfT reveals BHLR recommendations

Following a decision by the Information Commissioner’s Office, the Department for Transport (DfT) has now released the withheld recommendations from their report on the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road (BHLR), writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick.

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