Plans approved and contractor appointed for new link road as part of Northern Arc development

Plans for a new link road connecting the Northern Arc to the A2300 Corridor Improvement Scheme have been approved. Jackson Civil Engineering have been appointed to undertake the works.

Detailed plans approved for new link road connecting the Northern Arc to the A2300 Corridor Improvement Scheme. This will see Homes England commit £6.5 million to the delivery of this piece of key infrastructure and includes a new roundabout. This is of an infrastructure package that ensures key infrastructure is in place and accelerates the delivery of much needed homes including affordable homes. Jackson Civil Engineering have been appointed to undertake the works, who are also delivering West Sussex County Council’s A2300 corridor improvements scheme which is progressing well.

The construction of a new road and associated roundabouts together with improved pedestrian and cycle routes to encourage sustainable travel is a step closer as Homes England appoints a contractor to undertake the works, following planning permission being granted in early July. Jackson will start building later this year, as part of an infrastructure package which will support the building of approximately 3,500 new homes with supporting community, employment and retail facilities in Burgess Hill.

This link road to the west of the Northern Arc site is being built at the same time as the link road to the east which will join Isaacs Lane to the construction site at Freeks Farm. Both roads will provide direct access to the site and pave the way for new homes, two new neighbourhood centres and community facilities to be built over the coming years.

Ken Glendinning, Project Director at Homes England said: “This is another major milestone for the project. Homes England’s continued investment in key infrastructure for the Northern Arc demonstrates our commitment to supporting the early delivery of new homes and jobs in Burgess Hill by mitigating any traffic pressures and providing better public transport connections for residents.”

Andy Nailor, Contracts Manager at Jackson Civil Engineering said: “We are pleased to have been awarded this prestigious contract from Homes England and look forward to delivering a successful scheme which will serve to provide the future expansion of new homes and community facilities in the Burgess Hill area.”

Jackson Civil Engineering’s role on both the A2300 corridor improvements scheme and the new link road connecting the Northern Arc to the A2300 will allow co-ordinated delivery and help minimise disruption.

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For more information contact Sarah Ward on 07776 527 643 or email northernarc@homesengland.gov.uk or Tom Hustler, Communications Manager at Homes England on 0113 3949355 or email tom.hustler@homesengland.gov.uk.

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The approved western link road