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Standing up for the trees Photo from Combe Haven Defenders website

Around and about (XIV)

Some updates from the Combe Haven Defenders* on their efforts to protect local green spaces – and some things we can do to support them.

Greens field full slate in by-elections

Buoyed by their performance in the general election, Hastings and Rye Green Party have decided to contest the by-elections for the three seats which have recently become vacant on the local and country councils, as they explain in this statement. Nick Terdre reports.

Council go-ahead for controversial road quashed

With a judicial review looming, Hastings Borough Council has quashed the planning permission given for the Queensway Gateway road, but says it will bring the application before the planning committee again. Gabriel Carlyle of the Combe Haven Defenders, who sought the review, welcomes the decision, but questions whether the council should continue seeking approval for the road. Nick Terdre reports.

Duo ask hard questions about Sea Change

Gabriel Carlyle on the site Photo from CHDs

Court challenge for Queensway Gateway Road

HOT has received a press release from the Combe Haven Defenders about a local resident who is challenging the building of the Queensway Gateway Road in the High Court, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick. Local resident Gabriel Carlyle states categorically that the project would breach air pollution levels, contribute to climate change and threaten protected species. 

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.

Objectors dismayed at QGR road go-ahead

The Queensway Gateway Road was approved by Hastings Borough Council last week, despite widespread objections to SeaChange Sussex’s scheme. Nick Terdre reports.

Extra funding requested for link road

Extra funds are required for the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road – they are included in the draft budget which East Sussex County Council will vote on next month. Meanwhile the opening of the road has been indefinite

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