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raised of £5,000 target by 21 supporters

    Weʼve raised £890 to help fight the despoliation of the Sussex countryside by the planned superhighway between Lewes and Polegate

    Funded on Monday, 1st June 2020

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    No to a new A27: Weʼre raising £5,000 to help prevent the devastation of our Sussex countryside by the planned superhighway between Lewes and Polegate .

    We need finance for more independent and professional analysis to counter the slanted arguments already put out by the road lobby; there will be more to come. Funding will also help us spread our messages more effectively - and we need to do it fast. Help us to fight this terrible scheme. Every penny subscribed will help us preserve a beautiful stretch of English countryside. Please give generously and pass it on."


    Residents of Wealden villages are becoming increasingly concerned as they discover the secretive development of a plan to drive a new super highway through the heart of the ancient countryside between Polegate and Lewes.

    This scheme would cost taxpayers well in excess of £600 million and, as it sears its way below the South Downs, it will inevitably decimate wildlife, hugely increase pollution (toxic air pollution, noise, lighting, etc.), wipe out a historic field system and blight views from the South Downs National Park.

    The reason for this destruction, claim a group of local politicians and staff at Highways England, will be a reduction in the journey time by a few minutes for cars travelling between Eastbourne and Brighton. Even this is highly dubious as it will surely lead to increased delays at existing black spots such as the Copthall, Beddingham and Southerham roundabouts.

    All this becomes even more puzzling as the expensive scheme is entirely unnecessary. A more sensible option is to further improve sections of the existing A27, modifying junctions and adding another carriageway in the many places this can easily be achieved. Such a solution would be more cost effective, more acceptable to those living in rural communities and would give credence to politicians’ claims that they are wanting to sustain areas of valuable countryside.

    We have able and willing volunteers, a bank account and an organisation but we need your support. We need finance for publicity, room bookings, and getting expert advice to counter the propaganda put out by the road lobby.

    Please help us to fight this terrible scheme. Every penny subscribed will help us preserve a beautiful stretch of English countryside.



    • Oliver Harwood3 years ago
      Oliver Harwood

      Oliver Harwood

      3 years ago

      Hi everyone who has landed here: thank you for visiting: sorry Facebook has closed this page (we ran out of their fixed time limit) but you can still help by going to Thank you so much! SCATE East Sussex

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    • Oliver Harwood4 years ago
      Oliver Harwood

      Oliver Harwood

      4 years ago

      Hi and many thanks to the generous support that you and others have given in this important task. Sad we only raised £890 but work will continue with a new FB page - SCATE East Sussex - SCATE is the umbrella organisation "South Coast Alliance for Transport and the Environment" Big news coming on 22 June - keep an eye out!

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    Page last updated on: 3/16/2021 19.42



    • Anonymous


      Sep 3, 2019

    • Olivia


      Aug 21, 2019 an instant, a blip of a few months, a little universe could be lost...Lets save it. Thank you Oliver.

    • Liz Webb

      Liz Webb

      Jul 3, 2019


    • Oliver Darlington

      Oliver Darlington

      Jul 2, 2019

      We've got more than enough roads already in East Sussex.


    • Matilda Tristram

      Matilda Tristram

      Jul 2, 2019

      Good luck with your campaign!


    • Anonymous


      Jul 2, 2019

    • Victor Ient

      Victor Ient

      Jul 2, 2019

      Well done in your efforts to raise public awareness of Department for Transport very damaging road building plans East of Lewes.


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    Oliver Harwood

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    Land Agent appointed by the owner of Wootton to help fight the terrible proposal for a major road through the middle of this beautiful farm, comprising over 700 species (including endangered ones) a Roman Road, medieval field pattern and hedgerows, listed buildings and more

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