Fly-tippers already targeting Link Road

Fly-tippers are dumping rubbish along the site of the controversial Bexhill to Hastings Link Road - despite the fact contractors have not finished building it.

East Sussex County Council has said the fly-tippers face prosecution following a number of recent incidents where material was dumped along the route of the new road.

The council is warning that fly-tipping is an offence under the Environmental Protection Act and carries a two-year prison sentence and an unlimited fine. Bob Pape, the county council’s Link Road project manager, said: “Some people seem to think it is acceptable to throw their unwanted items onto the site but this is not the case.

“Fly-tipping adds to the cost of the Link Road project as our contractors are the ones who end up having to clear up their mess.”

The council will pass on any reports of fly-tipping to Rother District Council, the authority responsible for dealing with fly-tipping. Fly-tipping can be reported online at http://eastsussex.fixmystreet.com or by calling Rother District Council on 01424 787000.

The new road will no longer open next May due to delays caused by bad weather.