Work to construct the Bexhill to Hastings link road can now start after receiving final approval from Transport Secretary. The three and a half mile carriageway will be built between the A259 in Bexhill and the B2092 Queensway in Hastings.
Supporters say the controversial plans will improve accessibility between the two towns. Those opposed to the scheme say it will destroy vital open space.
Roads Campaigner Sian Berry said:"The decision to fund this damaging road is bad news for transport in Hastings and is an appalling use of public funds.
More top news
12 years in prison for smuggling 8 kilos of cocaine and 7 kilos of heroin
Friday Evening's Pollen Forecast
Young sufferers of Duchenne muscular dystrophy will now have to wait months to find out if Translarna will be available to them on the NHS.