Historically in the mid 20th century, Burgess Hill was said to be the fastest growing town in the south east and it’s no surprise given its excellent location. Today Burgess Hill is still a well connected town, with great rail and road connections to Brighton and London, as well as being located in proximity to Gatwick Airport.
A £23m investment into the A2300 will help drive forward the new high-tech corridor of business park developments on the western edge of the town by providing better links to the A23, which is a key arterial route in the local area, connecting Burgess Hill with coastal towns. The improvements will also provide a better onward link to the M23 and M25, providing businesses with more incentive to invest and relocate to Burgess Hill.
At the same time, local councils have secured a £12.5m funding package for transport improvements for Burgess Hill which will help build a more sustainable transport package for the town, improving connectivity, congestion and journey times.
In addition, two digital projects will support the digital connectivity across Burgess Hill. The first includes the Burgess Hill Full Fibre project which has secured £2.2m funding from the Government.
The second project is the “North-South Fibre Spine” will connect fibre between Burgess Hill and Crawley via Horsham to provide much needed connectivity and resilience to existing fibre routes. This project is being supported by £2m LEP funding and £2m form the Business rates Retention Pilot across West Sussex. Both projects are intended to support fibre connectivity for businesses and public services.
Details in slides correct as of 27th March 2020
To drive forward greater business investment in the town and in partnership with the private sector, we will deliver 25 hectares of new employment space in the town creating 15,000 new jobs, and making Burgess Hill one of the most attractive places in the region to do business.View
With four universities and a wide range of graduates living and working in the region, Burgess Hill is perfectly placed to develop a new Science & Technology Park and create a new high-tech business growth corridor to the west of the town.View
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