SeaChange has been trying to get yet more public money for the Queensway Gateway Road – but this time, it has been refused. In this post we’re looking at the funding application: does it show dishonesty on SeaChange’s part, or merely clever business practice? And what are the implications for the completion of the road? Continue reading
East Sussex County Council were probably hoping that nobody would read the document enticingly named ‘Local Growth Fund – Amendments to spend profiles 2017/18‘. But we did, and what we found out was pretty worrying.
What the document shows is that the budget for two local roads being built by ‘regeneration’ company SeaChange Sussex have risen massively. Continue reading
In July 2016, local group Combe Haven Defenders (CHD) sent out a press release demanding to know why SeaChange Sussex were forecasting that the cost of the Queensway Gateway road (QGR) would be only £6m, a £9m reduction on the original £15m predicted cost. Continue reading
Last year, we published an article questioning the anticipated cost of the North Bexhill Access Road (NBAR). According to funder the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP), the road was going to cost a total of £16.7m. Continue reading
Here’s a question. How much will SeaChange’s North Bexhill Access Road (NBAR) cost – if it’s built – and where would the money come from?
It would undoubtedly be public money – it always is – but how much of it is a bit of a mystery. Continue reading
On the route of the North Bexhill Access Road: road would run right to left through picture
On 11 September 2015, SeaChange submitted a planning application for the North Bexhill Access Road. There is no date yet for the application to be considered by Rother District Council’s planning committee, but according to government guidance, major planning applications should be determined within 13 weeks, although this can be extended to 26 weeks. Rother District Council’s planning website states that the NBAR application will be decided by 1 January 2016. Continue reading