21 March 2012
Responding to the announcement in today’s Budget of the go ahead for the Bexhill Hastings Link Road, Sian Berry, Campaign for Better Transport’s sustainable transport campaigner, said:
“This is a disastrous use of public money, it puts paid to the Government's environmental credentials and proves no landscape is now safe from the diggers. Destroying the beautiful and historically valuable Combe Haven Valley to let 30,000 vehicles a day thunder through it is not the way to provide regeneration for Hastings. Campaigners have called for more than a decade for better public transport and for new jobs to be provided close to the existing centres. East Sussex County Council and the Government have ignored this common sense approach and opted to lock in car dependency with an out of town business park and a huge, expensive road.”
Notes to Editors
1. You can find more information on the Bexhill Hastings Link Road here.
2. Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).