Hastings Council agrees to quash permission for Queensway Gateway road

Seems you just have to do what you have to do to protect the environment, well done all involved, we all know its never going to stop the pressure for industry to profit whilst polluting.

Combe Haven Defenders

Gabriel Carlyle in Hollington Valley, proposed site of Queensway Gateway road Gabriel Carlyle in Hollington Valley, proposed site of Queensway Gateway road

Hastings Borough Council has accepted that it made an error of law in granting planning permission for the Queensway Gateway road.  The council should have refused permission because the road would have breached national and EU directives on air pollution. A judicial review, brought by St Leonards’ resident Gabriel Carlyle and due to be heard in the High Court this week, will now be cancelled and the planning permission will be quashed.

The agreement between the council and Gabriel’s lawyer still has to be formally approved by the court, but we understand this is likely to be a formality.

Air pollution ignored

SeaChange’s own documents showed that the road, if built, would cause serious breaches of air pollution legislation, both in Hollington Valley and in residential properties nearby.  SeaChange failed to offer any mitigation for the pollution, merely…

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