Northern Arc update on site progress (October 2021)
Please find our latest site update for the Northern Arc here.
An image showing the resurfaced A2300 roundabout.
John Sisk & Son
John Sisk & Son will build the Eastern Bridge and Link Road which will join Freeks Lane to Isaacs Lane.
Since the previous update, Sisk have completed their site set up and constructed a site access road and entrance. The compound has been tarmacked and white-lined.
Earthworks contractor M O'Brien have started on site, helping to prepare the ground for construction.
Sisk have carried out further trial holes to analyse the composition and structure of the soil and confirm locations of utility services like gas and water pipes. Trial holes were completed on Isaac's Lane with a vacuum excavator.
Sisk have had a site safety day and have also taken part in a career's assembly at Burgess Hill Academy alongside representatives from Jacksons & Countryside.
An image showing a yellow digger on grassland at the Sisk site.
Bellway are the latest developer to join the Northern Arc. They will build 249 homes to the east of the site and develop some public open spaces including the Lowlands Farm extension to the Bedelands Nature Reserve.
Following public consultation over the summer and continued positive negotiations with Mid Sussex District Council about the details of the proposed development, it is expected that the reserved matters application will be submitted to the Council towards the end of October/early November 2021.
A street scene image of housing at the proposed Bellway site.
Countryside Properties are building 460 homes at the Northern Arc, over 50% of them as affordable housing.
Since the previous update, Countryside have opened the children's playground on Maple Drive for the local community to enjoy. The welcome 2,700sqm recreation area includes an activity area, play equipment, a Multi-Use Games Area, seating and landscaping. The playground features include swings, a trampoline, zip wire, full basketball court and a timber climbing frame with a surrounding turfed landscape lawn.
Apartment blocks 1 - 4 have been built with blocks 1 - 3 roof tiling completed and the internal works soon due to begin. Timber frames for several housing plots have also been erected and Phase 2 Piling matts are currently being installed.
Work to the culvert bridge has enabled it to open to site construction traffic. Landscaping and planting will follow over the coming months to re-establish the course of Worlds End Stream. The site compound will soon be moved to phase 2 and 3 to the north of the site.
An image showing a ribbon being cut for the opening of the play area on Maple Drive.