Environmentalists have been warned they will lose a battle against a road through the Sussex countryside.
The road between Hastings and Bexhill was judged economically questionable by civil servants and campaigners have been fighting it for more than two decades.
Contractors with chainsaws moved in recently and protesters have taken to tree-houses and tunnels, in an echo of the UK's 1990s road protests.
Roger Harrabin, the BBC's environmental analyst, reports.
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