Northern Arc - Project Library

Bellway and Homes England submit Reserved Matters Planning Application

Following a summer of pre-application consultation with the community, local stakeholders and Mid Sussex District Council’s Design Review Panel, Bellway have now finalised their proposals and have submitted a joint Reserved Matters planning application with Homes England to Mid Sussex District Council.

Community newsletter issue 7

Please find the 7th edition of our community newsletter here

Jacksons Site Update

Here is the fourth of our site update videos for the Northern Arc from Steve Horton, Regional Director for Jackson Civil Engineering. Steve provides us with an update about the construction of the roundabout at the east end of the A2300 Dualling Scheme as part of the Northern Arc Western Link Road. Steve discusses upcoming works and how Jackson are working closely with Homes England and West Sussex District Council on the scheme.

Western Link Road Site Update

Here is the third of our site update videos for the Northern Arc from Ken Glendinning, Project Director at Homes England. Ken is at the site of the Western Link Road and highlights the importance of Government investment in Burgess Hill, meeting local needs and designing a high quality development - key principles at the Northern Arc. Ken is keen to hear your views as the scheme progresses and shares a number of ways that you can get in contact and find out more.

Site progress update video: Find out more about our latest development partner Bellway

Here is the second of our site update videos for the Northern Arc from Nicholas Milner, Homes England. Find out more about our latest development partner Bellway and their plans to create new homes, of which 30% is affordable housing. Homes England are hoping to announce a new developer for Phase 1C in the next few months.

Site progress update for the Eastern Bridge and Link Road at the Northern Arc

John Sisk and Son provide a site progress update on what has been completed to date at the Eastern Bridge and Link Road for the Northern Arc, as well as highlighting the works which will be beginning in the coming months.

Northern Arc July Newsletter 2021

Please view the July quarterly Northern Arc newsletter here.

Northern Arc April Newsletter April 2021

Please find out April 2021 newsletter here.

Guide to Planning

Our guide to planning explains the purpose of some key documents and how they guide and govern the delivery of the Northern Arc.

Please find our Guide to Planning here.

Northern Arc Questions & Answers From Virtual Drop-in (27 January 2021)

Questions from our virtual drop-in on 27 January 2021 at 6:30pm and Facebook comments up until this date have been included.

Northern Arc January 2021 Community Newsletter

Issue 4 of the quarterly Northern Arc Community Newsletter

Biodiversity Net Gain at the Northern Arc

New English developments will be required to demonstrate a 10% increase in biodiversity on or near development sites. The following document explains how the Northern Arc has set out to achieve and exceed the requirement of the England Environment Bill.

Northern Arc Virtual Drop-In (15th September 2020) Questions and Answers

View the answers from the questions posed during the 15th September virtual drop-in here.

Northern Arc: who's involved

Find out more about who’s involved and what their role is in our new Roles and Responsibilities document.

Northern Arc September Community Newsletter

Issue 3 of the quarterly Northern Arc Community Newsletter.

Northern Arc Allocation Planning Application

Burgess Hill - Revised Design Guide

Design Guide

The Design Guide is a key document that forms part of the Outline Planning Application for the Northern Arc. It sets out the key urban design and place-making principles that will be required in each phase of development. The Design Guide includes guidance on housing layout to ensure that new homes and neighbourhoods are attractive, safe and easy to find your way around. All developers that come on board to build houses at the Northern Arc will have to adhere to this document.

Density Parameter Plan

The density of housing is measured in dwellings per hectare (dph). High-density housing has more homes per hectare. Lower density homes are more spread out and have fewer homes in the same amount of space. The Density Parameter Plan shows that the Northern Arc is comprised of four density categories: low, medium, high and higher. These density categories are apportioned sensitively throughout the development, responding to the context of each character area and landscape.

Green Infrastructure Parameter Plan

The Green Infrastructure Parameter Plan is a useful document if you’re interested in the different kinds of natural space that the Northern Arc will create and preserve. The masterplan has been designed to retain where possible existing mature trees and the Green Infrastructure Parameter Plan identifies mature trees and woodland to be retained across the site, as well as showing parks, outdoor sport pitches and other natural green space.

Arboricultural Impact Assessment

The Arboricultural Impact Assessment was prepared as part of the Outline Planning Application and looks at the impact of the Northern Arc on existing trees at the site, identifying mature and ancient woodland and assessing other trees. It’s a report document that relays the results of field work and surveys undertaken on site. The impact of the Northern Arc development on trees will continue to be considered for subsequent planning and reserved matters applications.

You can also find these five documents and more on Mid Sussex District Council’s planning portal (application reference DM/18/5114):

Land Use Parameter Plan

The Land Use Parameter Plan sets out the areas of the Northern Arc that will be developed for different purposes. The Northern Arc is a residential development but will deliver all the required social infrastructure to build a thriving community. On the Land Use Parameter Plan you’ll be able to see which areas will be residential housing, employment areas, retail and community spaces, sports facilities and schools.

Northern Arc April Community Newsletter

Issue 2 of the quarterly Northern Arc Community Newsletter.

Northern Arc January Community Newsletter

Issue 1 of the quarterly Northern Arc Community Newsletter.