Land sale marks the next step towards community infrastructure improvements

PR2250/PS/MF - 16/10/2019

Mid Sussex District Council has agreed to sell a parcel of land to the north-west of Hurstwood Lane in Haywards Heath. Once completed, the sale will enable the development of 375 new homes, a new primary school, burial ground, allotments and Country Park.

The Council’s Cabinet met on Monday 14 October and formally authorised the disposal of the land to the Council’s preferred developer. The site is allocated for housing in the Haywards Heath Neighbourhood Plan.

Councillor Jonathan Ash-Edwards, Leader of Mid Sussex District Council said:

“The proposed development of this site provides an excellent opportunity for the delivery of significant infrastructure improvements for Haywards Heath.

“While the Council secures the maximum possible amount of infrastructure for local communities from private developments, the major advantage of this scheme is that it uses significant amounts of land in public ownership. As one of the landowners of the site, we have worked with the Town Council to shape the development, so that it provides more open space and considerable infrastructure benefits for the town. These include land for a new country park, allotments, cemetery and primary school.”