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'It's completely unrecognisable'. Four years on what's become of the site of the Second Battle of Hastings?

They called it the 'second Battle of Hastings' - when environmental campaigners descended on a small corner of Sussex in a bid to stop a link road from being built.

For seven weeks the resulting protests caught national attention, but four years on what has been the fate of Combe Valley?

A year ago the road between Bexhill and Hastings was finally opened at a cost of some £127million but how has the landscape adapted as more developments are planned?

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to environmental campaigners Andrea Needham and Anthony Bradnum, as well as John Shaw, chief executive of Sea Change Sussex.

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Protesters "will take direct action"

Protesters angry at plans to build a £100 million pound link road between Hastings and Bexhill are holding a rally against the plans.

Local traders say the new road is vital to boost the economy.

But campaigners say that the route will endanger a site of special scientific interest and that there is no economic need for the new infrastructure.

Work on the scheme is due to start next January but opponents of the plans are hoping to win a judicial review.

"We are determined to stop this road and if necessary some of us are prepared to take direct action".

– Charlotte Potter-Powell, spokesperson for the Combe Haven Defenders