A further application to amend the Bexhill to Hastings link road’s planning conditions could be approved next week.
The route is due to open this autumn and East Sussex County Council approved amendments to conditions in August allowing it to be fully opened before all the landscaping had been completed.
Now a further application is seeking permission to open the link road before works to boundary walls and fencing are finished.
ESCC’s Planning Committee will decide whether or not to approve these further changes next Wednesday (October 14).
Sustainable transport campaigners this week criticised further increases to the cost of the project which now stand at £120.8m.
The report explains that the majority of the fencing that may not be erected before the link road is opened is in the rural part of the scheme.
While the fencing will still be provided its construction has been delayed in places due to ‘future land management issues’.
This does not include environmental acoustic barriers or safety barriers on the edge of the carriageway, which will both be provided before the link road’s opening.
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