In addition to road improvements, it is vital that sustainable transport measures are put in place to provide a safe and reliable alternative to using the car. In partnership, Mid Sussex District Council and West Sussex County Council working with the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, have secured a £22.8m funding package for sustainable transport improvements for Burgess Hill.
Place and Connectivity Programme
The improvements are being delivered through the Place and Connectivity Programme - a package of projects aimed at creating safe, direct and attractive walking and cycling routes and high-quality public spaces to encourage people to choose to walk, cycle and use public transport. The Programme is part of and is designed to support the Burgess Hill Growth Programme and will ensure that Burgess Hill grows sustainably and looks to reduce congestion, increase travel choice and improve journey times.
The Place and Connectivity Programme sits alongside a proposed expanded bus service facilitated by the Northern Arc strategic development that will link to the Northern Arc and other areas. There are also plans to improve Burgess Hill and Wivelsfield train stations, with discussions being held with Network Rail to examine what wider improvements can be delivered beyond improved public realm and access arrangements.
Work to improve walking and cycling routes gets underway
Work is well underway to deliver new or improved walking and cycling routes across the town’s parks and open spaces including the Green Circle to the south of Burgess Hill and at Wivelsfield station. The works is being undertaken in phases and may require temporary path closures. Residents and businesses close to the improvements will be informed and there will be advance warning signs put in place.
The first phase of this work, Phase 1a, marked in green on the below map, is near completion. Phase 1b, marked in orange, will follow later in 2021 and is scheduled for completion Spring 2022.
Public engagement – May – June 2020
Public engagement was held on the Programme during May and June 2020. The responses to the engagement have been used to form the final design for a number of projects or to inform the next stage of design ahead of further public engagement. A report on the public engagement is available below.
You can see the proposed locations and phases of the projects on the below map (PDF Link)
We have also provided some Frequently Asked Questions to help answer queries that may arise on the Place and Connectivity Programme.
You can also stay updated on the Place and Connectivity Programme by submitting your details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Burgess Hill Place and Connectivity Programme
Part of the Burgess Hill Growth Programme
Better Links To Your Town Centre
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
Upgrading Road Infrastructure
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