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Bexhill Link Road Thread

posted by Michael Monroe on 28 Jan 2013 at 5:22 pm

Do the people of Bexhill want the Bexhill/Hastings Link road and the extra 2,000 homes that go with it?What impact do you think this will have on the residents of Bexhill? And also for people like myself who have been considering moving to Bexhill?

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A Negative Impact!

posted by Julie Rossall on 31 Jan 2013 at 11:58 pm

I am opposed to the Link Rd on a selfish level as we are directly affected - we will have 30,000 vehicles per day travelling behind our garden.
My biggest concern is the housing which will be allocated to people on the Housing Benefit waiting list who live in Croydon! We chose to live in Bexhill because we love the town, but people who are 'forced' to live here will not respect it and the crime rate will go up.

Link Road

posted by dave on 03 Feb 2013 at 3:13 am

I can see a benefit for having a road if it is just the road, but since thousands of new houses will be situated off of or close to the road, the net benefit of traffic reduction just wont happen, in fact i predict that it will make the situation even worse. time will tell.

The Link Road

posted by Claire on 04 Feb 2013 at 8:29 pm

There are mixed opinions about the new road, but on balance, I think it will be good for Bexhill, though I am sorry for anyone who lives too close. We live quite near, but shouldn't hear too much noise. I have posted some photos on my road blog http://www.bexhillroad.blogspot.com

Link Road

posted by dave on 06 Feb 2013 at 12:31 pm

Thanks for the photos claire keep them coming.the road project has been on the back burner for decades,I spent many years playing on the old railway just after it clossed,It had become quite over grown which was nice for a while, there will be new tress planted once the road is done, many more than were cut down, thats progress i guess.

More About The Link Road

posted by Claire on 11 Feb 2013 at 2:38 pm

I plan to take photos from the Woodsgate Park bridge every week, as long as I can find a viewpoint. I might also take some on other parts of the route. In the meantime I've added a couple of maps to my blog. I hope people find it useful.

Link Road

posted by Michael Monroe on 18 Feb 2013 at 7:00 pm

Thank you for the contributions people have made.I am very interested in finding out more info regarding the allocation of housing for people from Croyden,whichJulie Rossall contributed.I am still looking for contributions re: impact of the link road and new homes in Bexhill,for example how this will affect public services,the Bexhill community?

Farewell, Viking Fishbar

posted by Claire on 18 Feb 2013 at 7:04 pm

Today, I went down to the Viking Fish Bar on the A259 to take some photos, before it is demolished. I will be sad to see it go. You can see my photos here.

Photo Sharing

posted by mike pannell on 13 Mar 2013 at 2:35 pm

Hi Claire
Looks like we are on the same quest...can we share pictures please. I live in Wyoming but a friend is taking pictures of the work going on too, and we have ESCC help too to access certain areas. my site is here..

and i am on FB too.


Mike Pannell

Happy To Photo Share

posted by Claire Baldry on 17 Mar 2013 at 3:15 pm

Thanks, Mike. I think it is important that the changes are logged in pictures. I've added a few more today.


posted by dave on 17 Mar 2013 at 5:13 pm

nice to see so much interest in the old line before it's all gone. keep up the good work looking forward to seeing the new book.

Petition To Have Link Rd Trees Felled!

posted by Julie Rossall on 28 Mar 2013 at 10:27 pm

I am upset that the residents of Rother Court, London Rd, Bexhill have signed a petition to have EVEN MORE trees (including oak trees) felled on the Link Rd route behind their flats. These trees do not affect these people directly, but are valued by the remaining wildlife. I hope that whoever they have petitioned to, refuses.

Link Road Exhibition

posted by Julie Rossall on 04 May 2013 at 1:03 pm

To be held on Wed 8th May between 2pm and 8pm at Sidley Community Centre TN39 5BD.

Representatives of the project team and contractors will be there to answer questions.

Goal Posts That Keep Changing

posted by mandy hughes on 09 May 2013 at 6:46 pm

before the goverment got the go ahead for the road i was contacted by solicitors working on behalf of the goverment they told me we would be entitled to compensation the moment the diggers moved in including noise pollution. After they got the go ahead i rang them and the man i spoke to before i recognised his voice from the previous phone call swore blind that he said no such thing also we are not now entitled to noise pollution compensation i was in my garden in buxton drive today and the noise was deafening so loud i had to go in and shut the door they started atv before 8am this morning and where still at it at 5pm moving goalposts big time at the moment it is no compensation if any until a year after road opens

Meeting Feedback

posted by Nicola on 06 Jun 2013 at 2:53 pm

Couldn't get to the meeting last week so have no idea as to what progress , if any, has been made to stop the building works...I have been over the fields this week with my dog and have noticed movement in at least two of the fields, and one with a flag in it...does this mean they have the go ahead and we have lost our battle or is it more testing of the ground? Would be grateful for any feedback, thank you

New Road

posted by dave on 09 Jun 2013 at 5:55 pm

What if any impact will the new road have on bexhill's economic future,Where are all the new jobs going to come from other than the short term construction jobs.

New Photos Of Link Road Work

posted by Claire Baldry on 07 Jul 2013 at 8:32 pm

For anyone interested I have updated the Link Road Blog with photos of Viking Corner and the new Woodsgate footbridge.

The Bridge Has Gone

posted by Claire Baldry on 23 Jul 2013 at 6:06 pm

The Woodsgate Park Bridge is no more.

New Path For Pedestrians

posted by Claire Baldry on 10 Nov 2013 at 3:19 pm

There is now a new path for pedestrians from Bancroft Road to the South of the route of the Link Road. I've posted photos at

New Road

posted by Dave on 01 Feb 2014 at 3:50 pm

Does anyone have any photo's of the new road being built?

Link Road

posted by Miss Sweeney on 28 May 2014 at 7:19 am

Please could you tell me of there is a forum or discussion page for the public regarding the Link Road.....what a state its creating.

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