Issue 13, October 2018


Homes England to share Northern Arc plans at public exhibitions

Homes England, the Government’s national housing agency, will be displaying plans for land to the north of Burgess Hill, known as the Northern Arc, this October ahead of the submission of an outline planning application towards the end of 2018.

The 481 acre Northern Arc site was included in the newly adopted Mid Sussex District Council Local Plan and Homes England has been working with Mid Sussex District Council and West Sussex County Council since acquiring the site earlier this year.

The Northern Arc will deliver approximately 3,500 new homes (including 30% affordable), new leisure and community facilities, three new schools, health provision, employment opportunities as well as vehicle, pedestrian and cycle connections.

The public exhibitions will give you the opportunity to view the proposals and speak to the project team.

The dates and times of the exhibitions are:

Thursday 11 October 2018, 4-8pm St Wilfrid’s Parish Centre, Station Road, Burgess Hill, RH15 9EN

Saturday 13 October 2018, 10am-3pm The Triangle, Triangle Way, Burgess Hill, RH15 8WA

Tuesday 16 October 2018, 4-8pm Ansty Village Hall, Deaks Lane, Ansty, RH17 5AS

Homes England will be submitting a planning application towards the end of 2018 and will then seek development partners to work with them to bring forward the scheme. More information on the plans will be made available at and you can get in touch by emailing


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