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.