Building homes for the future
At a Glance
Having secured a £6.5m housing investment for the town from the Government, the proposed delivery of 5,000 homes will not only help meet local housing need but will also support economic growth by providing new accommodation for those seeking to work in the local area.
Around 3,500 of the 5,000 homes are scheduled to be delivered through the Northern Arc project (the first planning applications have now been received). This significant development will not just deliver high quality homes, but will also deliver a large number of community benefits including:
- new schools
- a centre for community sport and leisure
- play areas and green spaces.
There is a strong commitment to provide affordable housing in Burgess Hill, with over 1,000 affordable homes incorporated in the proposals, including discount market and shared ownership properties to help families get on the housing ladder. This will also include sheltered housing for older residents to respond to increased life expectancies and adult social care needs.
Housing delivery in Burgess Hill is already taking place, with planning permission and construction for the first 1,325 homes already underway at sites such as Keymer Tileworks, Fairbridge Way and Kings Way.
Fairbridge Way – Ilke Homes
The Fairbridge Way site will provide up to 325 homes (30% affordable) as part of the overall plans for the Northern Arc. It will include a wide range of house types and tenures to cater for housing demand in the local area, as well as providing connections to the wider development.
Kings Way – Persimmon
The Kings Way site will deliver 480 new homes, (30% affordable). Alongside a new access from Kings Way, the site will include a new neighbourhood centre and up to 18 hectares of high quality and accessible open space including a new park, landscape buffer and pedestrian and cycle green routes.
Keymer Tiles – Croudace
The masterplan for the 19-hectare site will include 475 new homes (30% affordable). Alongside new vehicle access onto Kings Way, Wyvern Way and Curf Way; the site will also deliver community leisure, health and retail facilities as well as a new park for local residents.
The Brookleigh has been identified by Burgess Hill Town Council and Mid Sussex District Council as a strategic site suitable for up to 3,500 new homes (30% affordable) and employment space as well as delivering all supporting social and transport infrastructure.