Mid Sussex District Council’s Science and Technology Park is a giant leap closer after the Council voted to allocate it in their newly adopted Development Plan.
Last summer we spoke at the public examination on behalf of our clients, promoting their proposed Science and Technology Park at Goddard’s Green near Burgess Hill.
We are delighted to announce that it has now been formally allocated in Mid Sussex’s Site Allocations DPD, which was adopted on 29th June 2022.
We have been working for three years with Vail Williams (property and planning consultants) and HNW Architects to reach this stage, collaborating with highway authorities West Sussex County Council and National Highways.
The 120-acre (49-hectare) site promises to create thousands of new jobs within 1.4 million square feet of innovation-led, high-growth, knowledge-based businesses. High quality buildings are proposed for occupiers with a technology or science bias, covering manufacturing, assembly, laboratory/research and development use, offices and incubation units.
One of our key tasks was to demonstrate the site’s connectivity by sustainable travel options. It achieves this through its proximity to the new pedestrian and cycle networks within the neighbouring Homes England’s ‘Northern Arc’ development of up to 3,500 new homes. Both the Science Park and the Northern Arc will also enhance bus and train connectivity via Burgess Hill town centre.
We also worked closely with the highway authorities to assess the anticipated traffic conditions on the local roads and junctions, especially the A23 and the A2300.
We designed effective mitigation schemes and suitable access arrangements, which helped secure the support of the highway authorities and ultimately the Government’s Planning Inspector and Mid Sussex District Council.
The Science and Technology Park will be delivered in phases over a number of years following detailed planning applications.
We can help promote your development site through the Local Plan process and beyond through planning and construction design. If you would like to know more, contact Tim Britton.