PLANS for a new Waitrose store are to go on show and Haywards Heath residents have been invited to comment.
It is said the development would revitalise the area around Haywards Heath train station and it includes an integrated transport hub, a restaurant, shops and a 30,000 sq ft Waitrose store.
Councillor Gary Marsh, Mid Sussex District Council cabinet member for planning and regeneration, said: “Community engagement is so important to this process and now is the time for local people to have their say. I hope as many people as possible come along to see the plans and provide their thoughts on the current proposals.”
The new store would include a cafe, fresh food counters and will create up to 200 jobs. The scheme is being promoted by Solum Regeneration, a partnership between Network Rail and Kier Property, who are working closely with Waitrose and Southern, the Train Operating Company that manage Haywards Heath station.
John Robinson, development manager of Solum Regeneration, said: “We hope local people will come to the exhibition and feed in their ideas before we finalise our plans for revitalising what is a neglected part of Haywards Heath.”
Plans are still at consultation stage and no application has been submitted.
The public exhibition will take place at The Studio, Clair Hall on Perrymount Road today (Friday) from 2pm until 8pm and Saturday May 19, 10am until 3pm.
Residents can also comment online. More information is available at www.haywardsheathforward.co.uk