Environmental activists have restarted their protests this week in an attempt to stop East Sussex County Council constructing the £92M Bexhill to Hasting link road.
Preparatory works were due to get underway on Monday following the Christmas break but protestors from the Combe Haven Defenders have delayed works through occupying trees and sitting in front of diggers.
Three arrests were made yesterday, according to the protestors’ website, as police and security staff tried to clear the area to allow main contractors Hochtief /Vinci to restart preparatory works.
A spokesman from East Sussex County Council said the preparatory works programme has not been disrupted as result of the latest protests.
Construction of the road has undergone a long legal battle with the High Court giving final approval to the scheme last October.
But protestors already halted construction last month, and its website is calling for more volunteers to block the scheme saying it will destroy the Combe Haven valley.