Northern Arc

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 (with 30% affordable) and employment space as well as delivering all supporting social and transport infrastructure.

An artist's impression of homes and green space at the Northern Arc - Burgess Hill
An artist's impression of homes and green space at Freeks Farm, developed by Countryside Properties

The multi-million pound flagship development at the Northern Arc is being brought forward by Homes England and their development partners. The involvement of Homes England brings certainty for local residents that the supporting infrastructure will be delivered at the right time.

Plan of the Northern Arc showing phases one, two and three and key pieces of community infrastructure. - Burgess Hill
Plan of the Northern Arc showing phases one, two and three and key pieces of community infrastructure

The outline planning application was approved by Mid Sussex District Council in October 2019. The Northern Arc will deliver approximately 3,500 new homes, 30 per cent of which will be affordable. The new homes will be built alongside new community facilities including three neighbourhood centres, three new schools and employment opportunities. The development will ensure easy access to public transport and walking and cycling routes.

You can view this approved planning application by searching DM/18/5114 on Mid Sussex District Council’s planning register at

Other recent planning approvals that can also be accessed via Mid Sussex District Council’s planning register include:

  • Freeks Farm (DM/19/3845) – a reserved matters application submitted by Countryside Properties for 460 new homes in the east of the site, as well as public open space, play areas, associated infrastructure including roads, surface water attenuation and associated demolition. Approved December 2019.
  • Eastern Bridge and Link Road (DM/19/3313) - this will connect Isaacs Lane to Freeks Farm in the eastern part of the site. This will relieve traffic pressure and support the construction of the new homes. Approved January 2020.
  • The Western Link Road (DM/20/0254) will connect Jane Murray Way to the western part of the site. Approved July 2020.
  • Bellway’s reserved matters application to deliver homes to the eastern edge of the wider Northern Arc site. The submitted scheme is for 247 homes, with 30% affordable housing. Bellway will also provide public open spaces and an extension to the Bedelands nature reserve. (DM/21/3870)

If you have any questions about the Northern Arc please visit our FAQs page. You can find further information about Homes England and their other projects at


Phone: Sarah Ward on 07776 527 643