A New Community Sports Hub
In 2017, The Triangle Leisure Centre saw the first stage of this investment. This included a £2.2m refit to provide a new gym, climbing wall, additional sports studio and café to bolster its existing facilities. This comes alongside a refurbishment to the Leisure Pool in Summer 2018. The plans have supported the St Paul’s Catholic College sports facilities which are available for local sports teams to hire.
The Northern Arc development will also deliver a new Centre for Outdoor Sport on the main gateway into town, south of the A2300 which will help complement these sites by providing over 9 ha of additional sporting facilities to meet identified needs from the local community and sports clubs.
The project is at an early stage and the Council has provided indicative plans to give local people an idea of what could be delivered on site. Extensive public engagement will be carried out with the local community over the next 12 months to shape and refine the proposals. with the aim of obtaining planning permission in 2023 and opening first class sports facilities to the public in 2025. Funding for the multi-million-pound project is being provided by developer contributions to ensure essential infrastructure improvements are delivered alongside new homes at the Northern Arc and across Burgess Hill.
Schools & Other Community Facilities
The proposals will see a considerable investment in new community facilities across the town. The Northern Arc will provide two new primary schools as well as a secondary school. The developments will also provide several new community hubs with local shops and services as well as a dedicated Centre for Community Sport.
Green Circle & Community Open Space
Community and infrastructure
The proposals will provide greater access to the countryside as well as a new network of scenic walkways and cycle routes. The Northern Arc and other developments will also provide substantial community open space, children’s play areas, allotments and sports facilities to promote a healthy lifestyle for local residents.
Town Centre Regeneration
A major catalysts for growth and visible signs of regeneration in Burgess Hill will be NewRiver’s proposed regeneration of Burgess Hill town centre.