Inspector’s praise for Link Road

The Bexhill to Hastings Link Road has won fresh praise following an inspection by an independent construction body.

The project has been graded under the Considerate Constructors Scheme as exceptional in four areas – protecting the environment, safety, working with the community and valuing its workforce.

Following an inspection in January, the Link Road was also ranked as excellent in its appearance around the site as work progresses.

The independent inspector, making his second visit to the site, highlighted the scheme’s ‘outstanding’ environmental work, praised the safety training given to all workers as ‘exceptional’ and singled out the commitment of the community liaison officer for her work with residents.

The report said: ‘The site continues to operate to outstanding levels of performance.

‘The appearance and image are still to an excellent standard despite the adverse conditions.’

Bob Pape, East Sussex County Council’s Link Road project manager, said: “We are all delighted by the independent assessor’s findings.”

The overall score was 44 out of a possible 50.