Burgess Hill Place and Connectivity
AREA: Burgess Hill
Creating a better place to live, work and visit.
Delivery Body: West Sussex County Council
Coast to Capital LGF Allocation: £10.9m
Match Funding Contribution: £21.8m
Project Status: Delivering
Summary of Project
The Town of Burgess Hill is fast growing with planned housing developments due to build a significant number homes and new commercial space. The desire for the future of Burgess Hill would be for residents to be able to work locally and therefore avoid the need to travel by car. This will reduce CO2 emissions caused by car travel and improve the health and wellbeing of those people who become more active in their daily life by walking or cycling to work.
For this reason, Coast to Capital have invested Local Growth Funding to this project to improve the connectivity within the Town and allow for this vision to become reality. This will help the construction and refurbishment of cycle and foot paths to give residents a viable route to new and existing commercial space as well as the town centre. The route will feature as part of a network of pathways that surround the entirety of Burgess Hill and form links to nearby Haywards Heath and Hassocks. In addition, the project will create more accessible routes to the local railway stations for those choosing this form of sustainable transport.
- 7,525 new homes
- 167,000sqm of new employment space
- 3,184 new jobs