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CONSTRUCTION AT THE NORTHERN ARC TO BEGIN THIS SPRING

 - Burgess Hill

• Construction at Freeks Farm expected to begin this spring

• £7.7 million committed by Homes England as construction expected to begin this spring/summer to deliver a bridge and link road connecting Freeks Farm and Isaacs Lane

• Planning application submitted for new link road connecting the Northern Arc to the A2300 Corridor Improvement Scheme being promoted by West Sussex County Council. This will see Homes England commit £6.5 million to the delivery of this piece of key infrastructure

The construction of the first homes at Freeks Farm, and the supporting bridge and link road which will connect Isaacs Lane to Freeks Farm, is expected to begin this spring following recent planning approvals.

The 460 new homes that Countryside Properties will build at Freeks Farm will include a mix of apartments and homes from one to four bedrooms, including 30% affordable. Public open space and a new play area will also be delivered along with cycle and pedestrian routes connecting the site into the local area.

In the west of the site, a planning application has recently been submitted for a link road and associated roundabouts. This will tie into the A2300 corridor improvements scheme being promoted by West Sussex County Council. Subject to planning consent, work on the link road is expected to start in summer 2020 which will see Homes England commit £6.5 million to this piece of key infrastructure.

Community drop-in session To provide an update on progress at the Northern Arc, Homes England is holding the first in a series of informal quarterly drop-in sessions on Tuesday 28 January between 12pm and 2pm in the foyer at The Triangle, Burgess Hill, RH15 8WA. Members of the public will be able to drop-in to speak to the team and ask questions.

Ken Glendinning, Project Director at Homes England said:

““Homes England delivering the first part of the road which will support Countryside Properties beginning building at Freeks Farm, is a major milestone for the development at the Northern Arc. It will ensure our investment in Burgess Hill supports the local community by relieving traffic pressure and providing better connections.

“We hope to welcome those interested in the development along to our informal drop-in session at the end of this month, where we will be happy to provide an update and answer any questions.”