road protests 2000   |   road protests (current)   |   movement links

Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2000 11:06:17 GMT
From: Jo Makepeace (
Subject: SchNEWS 247, Friday 11th February 2000

Gorse Wood being evicted (Essex)

As SchNEWS went to press, the protest camp at Gorse Wood, was being evicted. In case you’ve forgotten, large areas of meadowland, woodland and the environmentally sensitive Curry Hill are set to be destroyed to make way for the A130 link road. This is no country lane we’re talking about here, the proposed road is to be a six lane motorway.

The road is being financed by the Private Finance Iniative, and is sponsored by Countryroute plc which is a consortium of roadbuilders Laing and other contractors. Help is urgently needed, so ring 02082 994241 or mobile 07957 915977 for more info, and get involved!

P.S - Can anyone tell us if this road is set to be part of the Trans-European Network?

road protests 2000   |   road protests (current)   |   movement links