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New battlesite theory collides with road plans

Recent research by local historian Nick Austin points to Crowhurst Valley as the site of the Battle of Hastings – just where the Bexhill to Hastings link road is due to be built. If the road goes ahead on the currently planned route, he fears it will destroy what could become a World Heritage Site and a major attraction for Hastings, writes Nick Terdre.

Posted 10:28 Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 In: 1067 & All That Tags: Battle of Hastings Combe Haven John Grehan link road Nick Austin
Road busters battle the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road outside MP Amber Rudd's office in Robertston Street. Credit: Milan Rai

Zombie Roads are back from the dead!

It’s been a week for zombies, and it isn’t even Hallowe’en yet! Now they aren’t just passively wandering along the seafront waiting to be snapped by the HOT Style reporter – they are getting political and congregating outside MP Amber Rudd’s office in Robertson Street! HOT’s Erica Smith tooled up and set out to find out more…

Posted 16:39 Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012 In: Campaigns Tags: Amber Rudd Bexhill Combe Haven Defenders George Osborne Hastings link road protest zombies
Trenches at Combe Haven

Link road not inevitable, says campaigner

Work on the Bexhill to Hastings Link Road (BHLR) is due to start in January 2013 and exploratory trenches are already being dug at the Combe Haven site.  However, for those who feel it isn’t an ideal time in humanity’s history for over £100 million to be spent on a road, there is still time to campaign. HOT’s Zelly Restorick spoke to nationally respected transport and environmental campaigner, John Stewart, who is due to speak at this weekend’s ‘Stop The Road’ rally at Combe Haven.

Posted 20:33 Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012 In: Green Times Tags: BHLR Campaign for Better Transport Combe Haven Combe Haven Defenders conservation Dongas John Stewart link road nature road Road protest transport Twyford Down

Celebrate Combe Haven

In a survey of their natural assets, East Sussex County Council (ESCC) have identified Combe Haven as a site of exceptional tranquility – far away from road noise and human interference. This also makes it a site of scientific interest, with an abundance of rare wildlife and an area of natural beauty, writes HOT journalist Erica Smith.

Posted 14:44 Friday, Sep 7, 2012 In: Home Ground Tags: A259 Bexhill bypass Combe Haven Hastings link road Rally
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