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Northern Arc

The Northern Arc 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 (with 30% affordable) and employment space as well as delivering all supporting social and transport infrastructure.

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The multi-million pound flagship development at the Northern Arc is being brought forward by Homes England and their development partners. The involvement of Homes England brings certainty for local residents that the supporting infrastructure will be delivered at the right time.

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Details in slides correct as of 28 January 2020

The outline planning application was approved by Mid Sussex District Council in October 2019. The Northern Arc will deliver approximately 3,500 new homes, 30 per cent of which will be affordable. The new homes will be built alongside new community facilities including three neighbourhood centres, three new schools and employment opportunities. The development will ensure easy access to public transport and walking and cycling routes.

You can view this approved planning application by searching DM/18/5114 on Mid Sussex District Council’s planning register at https://pa.midsussex.gov.uk/online-applications/

Other recent planning approvals that can also be accessed via Mid Sussex District Council’s planning register include:

  • Freeks Farm (DM/19/3845) – a reserved matters application submitted by Countryside Properties for 460 new homes in the east of the site, as well as public open space, play areas, associated infrastructure including roads, surface water attenuation and associated demolition. Approved December 2019
  • Eastern Bridge and Link Road (DM/19/3313) - this will connect Isaacs Lane to Freeks Farm in the eastern part of the site. This will relieve traffic pressure and support the construction of the new homes. Approved January 2020

To view a detailed video showcasing the Northern Arc development area, please click here

If you have any questions about the Northern Arc please visit our FAQs page. You can find further information about Home England, and their other projects at www.gov.uk/government/organisations/homes-england

Email: northernarc@aecom.com

Phone: Sarah Ward on 07776 527 643

Latest press release - progress at the northern arc will ensure new homes and infrastructure benefit local community

Latest Projects
Fairbridge Way – Glenbeigh


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.