Issue 24 May 2022

Matters

New Mid Sussex Centre for Outdoor Sport

Centre for Outdoor SportWork is underway to provide a new 9-hectare Centre for Outdoor Sport to the west of Burgess Hill.

In March, Council Cabinet Members were presented with an initial Feasibility study and draft Masterplan, which outlined the range of sporting facilities that could be built to the south of the A2300 in Burgess Hill.

The Feasibility Study, which has been drawn up in consultation with national sporting organisations including Sport England, the Football Foundation and the Rugby Football Union, shows that there is enough space for multiple sports pitches, community pavilions, changing facilities and dedicated parking on the site.

The next stage will see consultants work with local sports groups, and the wider community, to develop detailed designs and ensure the views of all potential users are considered. Feedback from the local community will help to shape the plans over the next 12-months, with the aim of obtaining planning permission in 2023 and opening first class sports facilities to the public in 2025.

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