Burgess Hill scheme goes before council planners

Homes England has appointed Aecom as lead consultant for a major development that will deliver up to 3,500 new homes in Sussex.

As lead consultant, the firm will provide multidisciplinary services to support the delivery of infrastructure and new housing at the 176ha Northern Arc project at Burgess Hill. 

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Aecom’s appointment follows its previous work with Homes England to deliver the project’s approved masterplan and prepare the outline planning application. 

The mixed-use, sustainable new community includes new schools and community facilities.

Homes England acquired land at the site last year to bring forward early release of the first phases of new homes alongside investing in infrastructure to unlock the site for development.

Ken Glendinning, head of strategic land at Homes England, said: “Burgess Hill is a great example of how we’re unlocking complex stalled sites to build more homes more quickly where they are most needed.”

Aecom’s services will include project management, design, planning, landscape, economics and engagement.

The scheme’s outline planning application is expected to be approved by Mid- Sussex’s District Planning Committee this afternoon.