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NORTHERN ARC DEVELOPMENT LAUNCHED

Burgess Hill Town Council is delighted with the news that Homes England has taken over the development of some 3080 new houses in the town. Homes England, a new national housing agency, has acquired land to the north of the town also known as the Northern Arc and will coordinate the delivery of this strategic national housing development. The acquisition of the entire site by Homes England has overcome difficulties faced by private developers and unlocked the site.

The Northern Arc forms part of a £1billion pound investment for the town. Other planned developments in and around the town includes 2 business parks, a science park, regeneration of the town centre and the improvement of existing transport links including the widening of the A2300. Development currently underway elsewhere in the town will see a further 1000 homes built. There will be a 30% provision for social housing. Included in the Northern Arc development are two primary schools, a secondary school and a sports centre of excellence. A link road across the site will be developed first to ensure alleviate congestion on existing roads.

Cllr Pru Moore, Leader of Burgess Hill Town Council, said that following more than 10 years of planning, Burgess Hill with its partners was about to deliver on its Neighbourhood Plan and vision for the town. “We have taken the lead for the provision of housing and job opportunities in Mid Sussex for some years now and I am really pleased that Homes England has recognised the importance of this town to the local and national economy. The town will benefit greatly from the initiatives led by our councillors and included in the District Plan”

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For further information contact Steve Cridland, Chief Executive Officer 01444 247726