Timescales, construction and future involvement FAQs

Latest Questions

  1. How are you involving the community in the Burgess Hill development?

    Homes England will work closely with the local community to involve them in the development process as it progresses. As individual developers join the project, Homes England will work alongside them to make sure that the community is consulted as part of the Reserved Matters planning applications and kept informed throughout the construction process.

    Homes England also offer broader project updates online and via their quarterly community newsletter/in the local press.

  2. Will construction take a phased approach?

    The approach will be phased over several years (2020-2033) and construction management plans will be submitted alongside the detailed planning applications. Infrastructure will be constructed early with phase one delivering the new bridges and link roads in the east and west of the site, the secondary school, the first primary school, a Centre for Outdoor Sport, employment land and two neighbourhood centres. Phase one is expected to be delivered between 2020 and 2025

  3. What is Countryside Properties doing at Freeks Farm?

    Countryside Properties are the first house builder to join the Northern Arc scheme. They are building 460 new homes at the Freeks Farm site, 237 of which will be affordable housing. Building work on utilities and foundations is under way, and the first homes are expected to be ready for people to move in by late summer 2021.

  4. Where can I find information about the Northern Arc/get involved?

    Homes England distributes a community newsletter every quarter. They are available here and provide the latest project updates as well as details on drop-in sessions.

  5. How do I get in touch?

    Email: northernarc@homesengland.gov.uk

    Phone: Sarah Ward on 07776 527 643