A sustainable vision for a new community of 1,400 new homes on land west of Burgess Hill, West Sussex. Building on the identity of Burgess Hill, this Thakeham scheme will also create a sustainable gateway to the west of the town.
A SUSTAINABLE EXTENSION
The delivery of this site could provide a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable extension on the western side of Burgess Hill, providing new homes to meet local needs in the most sustainable location in Mid-Sussex, whilst supporting and working cohesively with the strategic objectives of the town.
At a Glance
- Clusters of quality attractive homes, interwoven with landscaped public spaces and water, forming a variety of memorable places with distinct character
- A new country park
- Delivery of a primary school on-site
- A policy compliant provision of car and cycle parking including electric vehicle charging points
- Outstanding public realm, new sports and community facilities, creating an inclusive environment which promotes people’s health, happiness and wellbeing
- Great public transport, pedestrian and cycle routes, providing excellent access to jobs and amenities
- A strong sense of identity, creating a place where people feel they belong, and importantly, a place which feels as though it belongs in Mid-Sussex
- Premises gifted by Thakeham to a locally run Community Trust for a shop and cafe
- A sustainable community which enhances the existing landscape as well as delivering a net bio-diversity gain of at least 20%
- The inclusion of wildlife-friendly features into buildings such as bird boxes, bat boxes and ‘insect hotels’ will integrate with new wildlife corridors through the new community
- Ease the pressure on first time buyers and key workers with quality affordable homes
Thakeham takes the sustainability, future and legacy of all of our schemes extremely seriously. Among the significant, meaningful changes we are making to improve our impact on the environment, is our pledge that every Thakeham home will be zero carbon in production by 2025.
Our environmental strategy focuses on: Climate Change, Nature Recovery, People and Communities.
Read more on our sustainability strategy here.