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Council faces opposition to road link

East Sussex council faces opposition from environmental groups over plans for a proposed link road from Hastings to Bexhill, according to reports.

Transport 2000 has expressed concerns that the coastal route could affect the countryside and is close to a site which is significant to science.

However, the council is moving forward with its plans after reappraising the economic advantages of the road.

Matthew Lock, a local councillor, told the BBC: “A link road is essential for the regeneration of the Bexhill and Hastings area.”

The project is expected to be financed mostly by the government, with a sum of 90 per cent of the final cost – around £80 million.

The council has argued that, from recent studies, the projects benefits outweigh the costs by a ratio of 4:1.

Hastings is a popular destination for many caravanners attracted to the region’s quite beaches.

Visitors may wish to try Old Coghurst Farm caravan site, which is close to Hastings and the surrounding countryside.