A2300 (Retained Scheme)

THEME: Transport

AREA: Burgess Hill

Unlocking vital development within Burgess Hill.


Delivery Body: West Sussex County Council

Theme: Transport

Coast to Capital LGF Allocation: £17m

Match Funding Contribution: £6.3m

Project Status: Delivering


Summary of Project

The A2300 is an existing road linking the Town of Burgess Hill to the A23; a main carriageway between Brighton and London. When the A2300 was originally constructed, it was built in a way that would allow the room needed for future dualling of the road.


This project is a retained scheme being managed by the Department for Transport, whereby Local Growth Funding from Coast to Capital is being released. This funding will support the project's completion and will create a two way dual carriageway with cycle and pedestrian walkways on both sides.


The requirement for dualling to increase capacity is now essential to support the upcoming Northern Arc housing development, as well as additional housing developments, and new commercial space that have come forward as part of the Mid Sussex Site allocation. These developments would not be possible without the increased road capacity to maintain a reliable service for residents, workforce and visitors. The new road will ensure congestion is minimal and that a continuous flow of traffic will reduce the associated CO2 emissions caused by standstill traffic. The inclusion of the cycle pathways will provide a suitable and sustainable transport option for residents to live and work locally, taking advantage of both the new homes and the new commercial space.


Key Outputs

  • 3,600 jobs
  • 200,000sqm commercial space
  • 3,250 homes


Photo © N Chadwick (cc-by-sa/2.0)

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