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Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 01:09:05 +0100 (BST)
From: Jo Makepeace (
Subject: SchNEWS 313, Friday 13th July, 2001

Hastings Bypass rejected

Yesterday the government finally rejected plans for Hastings' bypass, but as usual the debate is between either jobs or the environment. However, earlier this month Friends of the Earth published a report, "New Jobs Without New Roads", showing that a sustainable regeneration strategy for the town could create up to 2,570 jobs for local people for significantly less than the £130 million cost of the bypass.

Tony Bosworth, Friends of the Earth's Transport Campaigner, said: "The last prop supporting the case for the Hastings bypasses has been kicked away. We knew they wouldn't solve the town's traffic problems. We knew they would be environmentally destructive. And now we know they aren't needed to bring new jobs."


21st July East Sussex Transport 2000 celebratory walk

Meet at Bexhill Station at 10.20am or Hastings Station at 1pm.
Tel 01323 646866

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