1. What economic benefits will Burgess Hill see?
The proposals for Burgess Hill will create 15,000 new jobs in the local area, including jobs in the construction sector and 2,500 jobs at a new Science & Technology Park located south of the A2300 on the western edge of the town. The plans will also see the delivery of 25 hectares of new employment space, bringing new opportunities to the area and helping existing businesses to expand as a result.
This will be supported by full-fibre digital infrastructure to help established and new businesses grow in Burgess Hill. At the same time, the £65m investment in the town centre will bring enhanced levels of retail space with big name retailers; as well as restaurants and bars to boost the night-time economy.
Taken together, these proposals will not only retain existing employment but also make Burgess Hill a centre for high quality employment for the wider area and enable sustainable economic growth.