Parks and open spaces
The improvements will upgrade a number of walking and cycling routes across the town’s parks and open spaces. Work commenced October 2020 with Phase 1a complete. Phase 1b (road highway improvements/ tie-ins) are scheduled to commence autumn 2021 for completion spring 2022.
These links will be improved by:
- Provision of shared walking and cycling paths where possible, typically 3-metres in width;
- Resurfacing (or surfacing) where required with an appropriate finish;
- Remove barriers to provide accessible facilities to all (whilst blocking inappropriate use);
- Signposted routes where using road carriageway (all on-road routes deemed quiet routes);
- Dropped kerbs and improved highway crossing points;
- Wayfinding (as part of a Townwide Wayfinding Scheme);
- Opportunities for place making such as benches, wildlife enhancements; features (note these elements of the scheme are likely to be delivered in a later phase).
- The early improvement schemes require no changes to on-street parking and will not impact any bus routes.
Detail of each area
Green Link Route 1 - an east to west link connecting London Road to the east and Sussex Way to the west. Due to commence late summer 2021.
Green Link Route 2 - links The Brooks to Dunstall Avenue. Works are complete.
Route 2 – Phase 1a before and after improvements
Green Link Route 3 - a short link connecting Maple Drive to Marchants Way (Sheddingdean Business Park). Phase 1a works are complete.
Green Link Route 4 - connects Malthouse Lane to Poveys Close, and Royal George Road via West Park Nature Reserve. Phase 1a via West Park Nature Reserve is complete with Phase 1b scheduled for later in 2021.
Green Link Route 5 - a series of improvements to Fairfield Recreation Ground, connecting Royal George Road to the south west, to Fairfield Road to the west. Phase 1a works are complete.
Route 5 – Phase 1a before and after improvements
Green Link Route 6 - connects Leylands Road to the north to Park Road to the south, where a Northern Arc off-site route is proposed. There is a short east to west section linking to Highlands Drive to the east. Phase 1a works are complete.
Green Link Route 7 - connects Burgess Hill railway station and Station Road to the north and Pinehurst and Oak Hall Park to the south and will link into proposals being brought forward by the Burgess Hill Station Area Scheme. Route 7 continues to connect with the improved Green Circle route to the south and beyond to a proposed Hassocks to Burgess Hill walking and cycling link. Phase 1a works are complete.
Green Link Route 8 - connects Potters Lane to the west to Chanctonbury Road to the east. Phase 1a work are complete.
Green Link Route 9 - connects Wingle Tye Road and Nightingale Lane to the improved Green Circle. This scheme is now complete.
Green Link Route 10 - connects Kings Way to the northeast, to Folders Lane to the southwest. Phase 1a works are complete.
Green Link Route 11 - connects Manor Road to the north, Cants Lane to the west, and Kings Way to the south. This scheme is now complete.
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