Starting at the A259 in Bexhill, the road will run for 5.5km along the disused Bexhill to Crowhurst railway line, passing the northern side of the Combe Haven Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). It will run south of the Marline Valley Woods SSSI and cross the Hastings to London railway line to join Queensway just north of Crowhurst Road. You can see a map of the route here.
The finial planning application, planning decision notice and environmental surveys can be found on the
East Sussex County Council website
Sussex Wildlife Trust STRONGLY OBJECTS to the proposed Bexhill Hastings Link Road. We consider the environmental damage that will result from this scheme is unacceptable and will alter the ecology of the Combe Haven valley for ever.
Unfortunately the County Council was given planning permission for this damaging proposal in 2009. Since then they have been working to secure funding for the scheme. Despite work to clear the proposed route already taking place in 2013, the Hasting Alliance are still fighting to stop this road.
Please visit the Hastings Alliance's website for all the lastest news and background information on the link road.
Bladderwort at Filsham by Neil Fletcher