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The Department for Transport (DfT) is refusing to release its recommendations on funding the £100m Bexhill-Hastings Link Road (BHLR) – the ‘first and the worst’ of over 190 new road projects.

The Combe Haven Defenders & friends will conduct a peaceful document search at the DfT in London if the Department does not release its redacted recommendations.

BACKGROUND

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In late 2011 / early 2012 transport minister Norman Baker asked the DfT for its recommendations on funding the £100m Bexhill-Hastings Link Road (BHLR) – the ‘first and the worst’ of over 190 new road projects that the Government, big business & local councils are pushing throughout England and Wales.

The DfT concluded that East Sussex County Council had “significantly overstate[d] the benefits of the scheme” but its recommendations are being withheld from the public, leading many to speculate that it may have recommended against funding the project, which has now secured provisional government funding of £56m.

Either way, we the public have a right to see what the DfT recommended before work on this environmentally-disastrous white-elephant project becomes unstoppable.

Operation Disclosure is organised by the Combe Haven Defenders: http://www.combehavendefenders.org.uk , 07926 423 033

 

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