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Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2001 13:38:13 GMT
From: "Jo Makepeace" (
Subject: SchNEWS 293, Friday 16th February, 2001

A27 Action Group

2001 & All That

Last year fat boy fat (a.k.a John Prescott) announced a transport budget that could be called a New Deal for car drivers (see SchNEWS 288). Hastings looks set to become one of the first 'beneficiaries', when the South East England Regional Assembly (SEERA) gave the all clear for two new bypasses to be built around the town.

The proposed roads will destroy two SSSI's and cut through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty but Councillors and business leaders argue that the motorway standard roads are essential to help regenerate the town, which is one of the south-easts most deprived. A study into the bypasses warned that they could result in a loss of 300 jobs in the town centre, as jobs are sucked out of town to a new greenfield business park. It also highlights the fact that 95 percent of traffic is local, which will mean the roads will be of very little benefit.

Battle lines are now being drawn, to keep informed get on the mailing list of the A27 Action Group who for £3/£1 will send you their excellent newsletter.

write to them at - 56 Firle Village, East Sussex, BN8 6LG

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