Posted on 21st May 2020
Mid Sussex District Council and West Sussex County Council are asking for feedback on the Burgess Hill Place and Connectivity Programme.
The Place and Connectivity Programme is aimed at creating safe, direct and attractive walking and cycling routes and high-quality public spaces to encourage people to choose to walk, cycle and use public transport. The Programme is part of and is designed to support the planned development and population / travel demand growth resulting from the Burgess Hill Growth Programme.
The Burgess Hill Growth Programme will deliver housing, jobs, infrastructure and social and community facilities to the town. By supporting the Growth Programme, this package of schemes will help to grow the local economy and create jobs by attracting over £1bn of inward investment.
Whilst there is no statutory obligation to carry out this engagement, we think it is helpful in refining designs and identifying opportunities based on local knowledge. However, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, public engagement will be hosted entirely online. The decision has been taken to proceed with public engagement as it is vitally important that projects such as the Place and Connectivity Programme continue to progress, not only to support the growth of Burgess Hill, but also to support local economic activity and jobs.
We are asking for feedback on the following schemes within the Programme:
o Burgess Hill Railway Station area;
o Wivelsfield Railway Station area;
o The Triangle Leisure Centre area;
o Town Centre – Western Gateway – London Road/Queen Elizabeth Avenue/Station Road;
o Burgess Hill to Haywards Heath Greenways;
o Townwide Green links (Phase 1);
o Cycle parking (Phase 1); and
o Bus infrastructure improvements (bus stops and real time passenger information).
o Burgess Hill Town Centre – Church Road/ Church Walk;
o Victoria Business Park; and
o Townwide Green Links (proposed later phase improvements).
Public engagement will commence on 14th May for six-weeks until 25th June online on the Burgess Hill Growth Programme website at www.burgesshill.net/transport/sustainable-transport
We would like to hear from you and would welcome your feedback. Your comments will help inform current and future proposals and provide an opportunity to identify any issues that we are not aware of.
Responses can be submitted online at www.burgesshill.net/transport/sustainable-transport via an online feedback form, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to Place and Connectivity Programme, Mid Sussex District Council, Haywards Heath, RH16 1SS. In line with standard practice, all comments received will be treated as public information.
Updates on the Programme will be provided at www.burgesshill.net and at key Programme milestones to those who register to follow the Programme via the online form or who specifically request this in writing.
Divisional Leader for Planning and Economy Economic Promotion and Planning
Mid Sussex District Council
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