Last Sunday 27th January 2013 the national campaigning groups saw for themselves the route the proposed Link Road is due to take through the Combe Haven valley.
Monthly Archives: January 2013
I have added a New Evidence link to the site in the Related Sites section in the right hand column. This page has been prepared for the new Crowhurst 1066 Battlefield Association and is keeping a list of relevant items in one place to avoid wading through months of blog documents. Most of the items are dealt with in the book Secrets of the Norman Invasion but anything new will be added to that list as it comes in.
I now have a better understanding of the court issue as a result of reading the pdf on the BLINKRR site. The legal case is raised by Michael Bernard whom I understand is a retired school teacher in Bexhill. He is taking this action “because it is the right thing to do” and for me he is a champion of the people.
The case is about seeking an injunction to stop East Sussex County Council from building their road through the heritage sites that we currently know are under threat before English Heritage have a chance to assess and then list them in the Heritage Register. Once listed no such road could be built and so this is a serious threat to the road, one that definitely will win once the evidence has been looked at. It covers the Norman Invasion site as well as the new battlefield in Crowhurst and seeks protection for the visual envelope of the whole Combe Haven valley to enable the follow through application for a World Heritage site – the reason this blog exists.
There is no immediate injunction because the court have granted time for East Sussex County Council to consider their position. They have given them till 1st February and there is a court order confirming this.
A statement is on the BLINKRR web site
You know something is changing when people write songs about the events you are witnessing on Crowhurst Hill. Sounds like an anthem to me.
Meridian Television will be running a story on the 6pm news. Lots of activity in village today, protesters in hoods and balaclavas, security men by the hundred, police and vans all causing road chaos. Keep posted. Follow the blog and share. Word is more tomorrow – reinforcements needed. Its the thin green line at the moment holding the tide back.
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