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Protesters take fight to County Hall

Campaigners against the Bexhill to Hastings link road will picket East Sussex County Council's offices today with branches from trees felled in the construction scheme. The move comes on the same day that the local authority sets out its plans for council tax for the next financial year.

Those opposed to the scheme had been camped out in tunnels, treehouses and chains but have since been removed by developers as work on the road got underway. It is hoped the £90 million-pound route due open in just over two years time will relieve traffic problems on the south coast.

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