Combe Valley Way
Construction of the scheme began in 2013 and the road opened 17th December 2015 with the surrounding paths and landscaping finished in 2016, all at a cost of over £120m.
As with most new roads, the project has had its objectors. The road runs closely past four working farms, two sites of special scientific interest (SSSI), and a site of nature conservation importance (SNCI). A group of protesters attempted to slow the clearing of trees in January 2013.
As well as the road, a bridleway, cycle paths and pedestrian footpaths, and numerous ponds and drainage ponds were created alongside to form an enhanced and more accessible Combe Valley Countryside Park.
Although a public vote chose to name the road 'Robert Wood Way', after a local soldier, the name 'Combe Valley Way', was chosen by Rother District Council councillors. Chosen to highlight the presence of the park and be clearer for emergency services.
Click here for more photos during construction
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Map of area
Former London Road buildings
London Road junction
Prior to construction
View South from bridge
Woodsgate Park overbridge
View North from Woodsgate Park overbridge
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