November 24, 2013 by combehavendefenders
Hastings Alliance is organising a demonstration – ‘Why No Station?’ – at Ravenside shopping centre (TN40 2JU) on Thursday 28 November, 10am, to coincide with the opening of the new Marks and Spencer store. Please go along and show your support!
For many years, Rother District Council (RDC) has had a proposal in its Local Development Framework for a new station at Glyne Gap. This would help reduce traffic on the Bexhill Road by encouraging shoppers at the ever-expanding Ravenside retail park to use the train – currently, the shopping centre is accessible only by car or by expensive and infrequent buses.
Now, the council is seeking to remove the proposal, putting the final nail in the coffin of this much needed improvement to sustainable transport. The removal of Glyne Gap station was one of the proposed modifications to the ‘Core Strategy, which were the subject of a recent consultation. The results of the consultation have not yet been published.
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