‘Exciting’ plans for the Northern Arc development in Burgess Hill are to be revealed at a series of public exhibitions this month.
Homes England will be displaying its plans for the land ahead of submitting an outline planning application towards the end of the year.
The public exhibitions will give people the opportunity to view the proposals and speak to the project team.
Ken Glendinning, of Homes England, said: “This is a flagship scheme for Homes England – delivering a mix of affordable and market priced homes to buy and rent, alongside new infrastructure and community facilities including new schools, a centre for community sport and leisure, play areas and green spaces.
“We want as many people as possible to visit our exhibitions to find out more about these exciting plans for the Northern Arc which are the result collaborative working with Mid Sussex District Council and West Sussex County Council.”
The masterplan by Homes England, which took control of the strategic site north of Burgess Hill in July, for up to 3,500 new homes to be built, was agreed by cabinet members last week.
The key features include the provision of approximately 3,500 new homes, two primary schools, a secondary school, three mixed-use neighbourhood centres, a centre for community sports and health provision.
Councillor Garry Wall, leader of the district council, said: “These are exciting proposals that will deliver the level of housing that’s required to provide homes for future generations and create over 1,000 affordable homes for local people.
“By working with Homes England we can secure much needed infrastructure for Burgess Hill and importantly we know that it will be delivered at the same time as the new homes.
“The proposals include a number of important improvements, with three new schools, areas for healthcare, community buildings for local groups and areas of economic growth that will provide a significant increase in jobs.
“The Northern Arc is an important part of our wider Burgess Hill growth programme, bringing together all the sustainable components we need as a community to work, grow and thrive.”
Councillor Pru Moore, leader of Burgess Hill Town Council, added: “This is a great opportunity for residents to engage with and fully understand the vast amount of infrastructure and benefits this project will deliver.
“We all understand that housing is needed but the priority for everyone in Burgess Hill has always been the level of infrastructure at the correct time.
“Now Homes England can guarantee the Northern Arc is built in and delivered on a tight timescale, meeting the needs of residents.”
The dates and times of the exhibitions are:
- Thursday, October 11, 4-8pm, St Wilfrid’s Parish Centre, Station Road, Burgess Hill, RH15 9EN
- Saturday, October 13, 10am-3pm, The Triangle, Triangle Way, Burgess Hill, RH15 8WA
- Tuesday, October 16 , 4-8pm, Ansty Village Hall, Deaks Lane, Ansty, RH17 5AS