January 27, 2016 by combehavendefenders
Please join us on Valentine’s Day to show your love for the countryside and your opposition to the North Bexhill Access Road!
What: Photocall on the route of the NBAR
When: 2pm, Sunday 14 February
Where: Meet in layby on Ninfield Road just before Freezeland Lane – see map below (click on it to enlarge). If you’re driving, please don’t park in the layby as it’s for local residents.
Details: The event will involve walking across fields on a public footpath. It is likely to be very muddy so wellies recommended. Unfortunately it’s not suitable for wheelchair users, people with limited mobility or pushchairs. Please note: there are sheep with lambs in a field we’ll be crossing so please, no dogs.
Public transport: Bus 98 goes from Hastings (train station 12.49), St Leonards (seafront opposite Warrior Sq 12.56) and Bexhill (opposite train station 13.25). Full timetable here. On Sundays, the bus terminates by Mount Idol View on Ninfield Road, from where it’s about a ten minute walk to the meeting place.
Contact: 07565 967 250. Ring us before setting out if the weather is terrible!
SeaChange Sussex’s North Bexhill Access Road has been on and off the agenda of Rother council’s planning committee for some time. The 2.4km road would cut through open countryside north of Bexhill, destroying hundreds of trees, almost 2km of ‘species rich’ hedgerows and the habitats of many protected species including bats, badgers, dormice and reptiles. Its purpose is to ‘open up’ the countryside for housing and – of course – yet more SeaChange business parks
If you haven’t yet objected to this destructive new road, it’s not too late. We don’t know when it’ll be back on the agenda, so please object asap, here.