Project details FAQs
What is Homes England doing to provide healthcare at the Northern Arc?
Homes England is working with the Horsham and Mid Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) on healthcare plans. The CCGs are groups of doctors in the NHS who are responsible for planning and designing local health services. The Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG is responsible for planning healthcare strategies for Burgess Hill and the surrounding area, and they will decide which of two possible options best fits their plans – a brand new surgery or significant contribution to existing practices in the area. Homes England will then provide the kind of healthcare provision that the CCG requests. The amount of money that Homes England contributes will be the same whether it’s for new facilities or the expansion of existing ones.
What is West Sussex County Council’s role in the scheme?
West Sussex County Council is the local highways and education authority for the Northern Arc and is responsible for providing services across the county such as roads, rights of way and schools. Through the Burgess Hill Growth Programme, the County Council, in partnership with the district, is creating safe, direct and attractive walking and cycling routes and high-quality public spaces to encourage people to choose to walk, cycle and use public transport.
What is Mid Sussex District Council’s role in the scheme?
The Masterplan is consistent with local planning policy including the Mid Sussex District Plan (adopted March 2018). Mid Sussex District Council is also the local planning authority. They are responsible for providing a range of local services and in this case are working closely with Homes England in their capacity as the planning authority to make sure that the Northern Arc meets planning requirements and provides housing and infrastructure that meets local need.
What will the Northern Arc deliver?
The Northern Arc has been carefully designed to enable modern living within an environmentally sustainable community. In total, it will deliver up to 3,500 new homes (30% affordable), surrounded by approximately 80 hectares of green space. New community and leisure facilities, primary and secondary schools and employment opportunities will provide the vibrant focal points of day-to-day living.
Where is the site?
The Northern Arc is to the north of Burgess Hill lying between Bedelands Nature Reserve on the east side of Burgess Hill and the Goddards Green Waste Water Treatment Works to the west. The site is located approximately 1.5 miles to the north of Burgess Hill town centre.
Is this part of the A2300 corridor improvement scheme?
The A2300 corridor improvements scheme is being promoted by West Sussex County Council. The Northern Arc will deliver a new spine road between the A2300 and the A273 Isaacs Lane across the development to provide additional road capacity in the local area.