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West Sussex set for active travel improvements

West Sussex County Council have announced that they are soon to begin work on a new scheme to “support the local economy and improve active/sustainable travel” in Burgess Hill.

The scheme, named The Western Gateway and Station Improvements Scheme is part of a series of projects which will aim to support new housing and commercial development through the implementation of safe and attractive pedestrian and cycling routes, as well as the creation of high-quality public spaces with the ambition of encouraging people to choose active travel or public transport rather than car travel.

County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, Joy Dennis, said:

“This multi-million-pound project represents another step forward for the Place and Connectivity Programme’s ambition to transform Burgess Hill into a 21st century sustainable town with improved highways and transport infrastructure.

It also aims to create opportunities for economic growth through new jobs, residential and commercial development, while providing safe links for active travel choices between key destinations.”

The Mid Sussex Growth Deal is host to many projects, of which the improvements scheme is a part of, and will look to deliver projects thanks to collaboration between the County Council, Burgess Hill Town Council, Mid Sussex District Council and the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership.

Mid Sussex District Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Net Zero, Councillor Stephen Hillier, said:

“I am delighted that this new scheme will shortly get underway. On completion, it will offer direct links to the superb cycling and walking routes delivered as part of the initial phases of the Place and Connectivity Programme and will go even further towards promoting active travel for our local communities.”

With the project set to being on Monday 27th June, it is expected to take around 10 months to complete, with the contractors hoping to avoid too much disruption.

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