Issue 18 May 2020

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Homes England provide online update

Northern Arc Virtual MeetingHomes England held a virtual community drop-in session on Tuesday 5 May 2020 to provide an update on progress at the Northern Arc in Burgess Hill.

The Northern Arc development will create a new community of approximately 3,500 homes (30% affordable) employment opportunities, three new schools, health provision, improved pedestrian and cycle connections, sports and leisure opportunities as well as supporting highways infrastructure.

The drop-in took the form of a series of live online presentations, with updates on key areas of the Northern Arc project, such as
infrastructure, ecology and biodiversity, building work and future phases.

The online presentation was recorded so that anyone who was unable to tune in live can watch it back at any time over the next six months. To view the presentation visit https://bit.ly/Northern-Arc-5-May

Over 100 people joined the event and Homes England received over 90 questions from members of the public. Due to the number of questions asked and wanting to reply to all of them in full, Homes England has uploaded a comprehensive document that includes responses to all of the questions raised at https://burgesshill.net/perch/resources/admin/qa-5-may-2020.pdf 

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West Sussex County Council (WSCC) reopened Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRS) across West Sussex on Monday 11th May.

Although the waste sites are open, WSCC is asking you to consider if your journey is absolutely essential before making the trip. 

From Monday 1st June, the range of items will be extended to include garden waste, general household waste, wood, cardboard, electrical items, bulky items, and furniture. The HWRS are currently unable to accept soil / hardcore, plasterboard, asbestos, tyres or textiles for the time being. ID will be required from all vehicles attending site

Vans and pickups will be permitted on the sites, but will need to display their WSCC permit to access the site. Trailers will continue to be rejected for the time being due to the operational changes made to sites.

Normal summer opening hours will be in operation. Once at the sites there will be certain measures in place for the safety of visitors and staff.

Please visit www.westsussexrecycles.org for more information on your local site.