They're calling it the second Battle of Hastings and they're preparing for a long fight.
The stand off between protesters and bulldozers in the Combe Haven Valley has entered it's second week. A battle of wills between councillors who say a link road is vital to regenerate one of the region's most deprived economies - and environmentalists determined to save historic woodlands.
Over the weekend more activists arrived, with one camp being evicted this morning - but protesters are vowing to stay whatever the weather.
Andy Dickenson reports, speaking to protesters Simon "Sitting Bull" Medhurst and Andrea Needham, East Sussex County Council leader Peter Jones (Cons) and Crowhurst resident Norman Beck.
Campaigners fighting against plans for a Hastings to Bexhill link road will take their case to the High Court in London later today. They are hoping to reverse a decision not to grant them the right to appeal against the one hundred million pound scheme.
While traders say building the new road is vital to improve business links between the two towns od Bexhill and Hastings, environmentalists disagree.