October 2, 2012 by combehavendefenders
STOP OSBORNE’S ROADS TO NOWHERE: JOIN THE ANIMAL UPRISING AGAINST THE BEXHILL-HASTINGS LINK ROAD
Photo call: 9.15am – 10am, Friday 5 October, outside the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London, WC2A 2LL. Badger, bat and dormice masks provided!*
Campaigners from the Hastings Alliance will be in the High Court this Friday, challenging the Court’s decision not to grant a judicial review of Government funding for the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road: the first and the worst of George Osborne’s ‘hundreds of new roads’.
Come and show your support for their appeal – and your opposition to Osborne’s Roads to Nowhere – this Friday morning.
Action called by the Combe Haven Defenders.
Even as scientists report a record Arctic ice melt – indicating that man-made climate change is progressing at a faster pace than had been anticipated – George Osborne wants to spend billions of pounds building hundreds of new roads: many of them pointless and damaging schemes successfully stopped by the 1990s’ anti-roads movement.
Of the 45 transport schemes approved in the past year, the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road (BHLR) – work on which is currently due to start in January 2013 – is the worst in terms of carbon emissions.
The BHLR is a line in the sand: stop it and we have a real chance to halt the whole programme before it gets started.
For more info on the Chancellor’s ‘Roads to Nowhere’ see http://tinyurl.com/roadstonowhere
For more info about the Hastings Alliance’s legal challenge see http://hastingsalliance.com/
* The adverse impact of the road on the area’s badgers, bats and dormice is noted in the East Sussex County Council’s own 2007 “Environmental Statement” on the road.