Andrea | 14.12.2012 12:17 | South Coast
Seven van-loads of contractors, and at least one police car, are believed to be involved in the tree-felling operation, which has been timed to try and pre-empt protests to block the Road’s construction.
The trees – near Adam’s Farm  in Crowhurst – are on the route of the BHLR.
The Combe Haven Defenders are running a pledge calling for 1,066 people to come to Hastings and peacefully resist the construction of the Link Road .
Gabriel Carlyle, spokesperson for the Defenders, said: “The second Battle of Hastings has begun in earnest this morning. We intend to do everything in our power to peacefully resist the Road, and urge all those concerned about the environment, the countryside, or the public purse to join us.”
 See map here: http://combehavendefenders.wordpress.com/2012/09/28/camp-now-set-up/. Please note that there is not currently a Camp in the Valley.