Burgess Hill is in a strategic location and well placed to take advantage of the ambitious growth plans proposed for the town.
Situated in the heart of Sussex, Burgess Hill benefits from regular, fast and direct train services to coastal towns such as Brighton, London and nearby Gatwick Airport. The town also benefits from great road links with direct access via the A2300 (proposed for upgrade) to the A23 that provides onward links to the M23 and M25.
The growth proposals for Burgess Hill will see significant transport improvements for the town with the aim of linking the regenerated town centre with new and existing employment and residential areas, including the Northern Arc housing development; as well as providing greater connectivity with the south east region.
In partnership, MSDC and WSCC working with the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership have secured a £21.8m funding package for sustainable transport improvements for Burgess Hill, that will provide new and improved sustainable transport infrastructure for the town, improving connectivity and reducing congestion and journey times. This consists of £10.9m of central government Local Growth Funding and £10.9m from developer contributions.
There are also plans to improve Burgess Hill and Wivelsfield train stations and discussions are being held with Network Rail to examine what improvements can be made to improve capacity.
At the same time, a £23m upgrade to the A2300 is programmed to commence spring 2020 that will relieve congestion and be key to accelerating the delivery of the Northern Arc housing development and the employment areas south of the A2300.
The £21.8m package of transport improvements for the town centre will help create more sustainable transport measures, improve connectivity, congestion and journey times. This will include improved access arrangements for Burgess Hill and Wivelsfield train stations as well as new and improved cycle routes across town.View
A £23m investment into the A2300 will help drive forward the new high-tech corridor of business park developments by widening and upgrading this main access route into Burgess Hill from the A23. These improvements will help relieve congestion and also help provide a better onward link to the wider south east region.View
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