Planning Process FAQs
Why is the Northern Arc being developed?
The land that makes up the Northern Arc was allocated in the Mid Sussex District Plan (adopted March 2018) as a strategic mixed use allocation. It is part of the broader Burgess Hill Growth Programme. In October 2019, outline planning consent was granted (DM/18/5114). The planning application can be accessed on Mid Sussex District Council’s planning register
How is the scheme being funded?
Central Government has provided significant funding to allow for the acquisition of the land as well as to progress the planning applications and Infrastructure Delivery Plan.
Due to the strategic importance of the site for the district, the Northern Arc is supported by Mid Sussex District Council and the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership. Jointly, the two bodies have contributed c. £27.6m for sustainable transport improvements and dualling of the A2300 link to the Northern Arc development area.
Over the next three years, Homes England will invest c. £41 million in new infrastructure at the Northern Arc.
Who is delivering the scheme and who is Homes England?
Launched in early 2018, Homes England is the Government’s national housing agency, set up as one of the key steps towards delivering new homes in the UK. We will seek development partners to work with us to bring forward the scheme, the first of which is Countryside Properties.
How have you involved the local community in your plans?
In addition to the numerous public consultations undertaken by local councils to shape the development plans for Burgess Hill and wider Mid Sussex Borough, each housing scheme will see a public consultation to allow the public to influence the plans and provide feedback. Mid Sussex District Council also undertakes a statutory consultation once each planning application is submitted, providing a further opportunity to provide feedback.
What is the Northern Arc site?
The Northern Arc has been identified by Burgess Hill Town Council and Mid Sussex District Council as a strategic site suitable for up to 3,500 new homes and employment provision, formal and informal recreational space, education and associated services and infrastructure.
Who is leading on the regeneration of Burgess Hill?
NewRiver are leading on the regeneration of the town centre. There are also a number of other developers working on further regeneration projects around the town, these include Homes England, Glenbeigh, Persimmon and Croudace. Mid Sussex District Council as the local planning authority has the central role to play in each of the regeneration projects in Burgess Hill.