Decision Maker: Executive Director Place Services
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Mid Sussex Growth Programme identifies shared growth priorities in Burgess Hill including the Local Growth Fund (LGF) funded Burgess Hill Place and Connectivity Programme (PCP) comprising £10.9m LGF funding and £10.9m match funding.
Burgess Hill PCP projects with a value of £15m are included within the WSCC Capital Programme to meet design and delivery costs of identified schemes to be delivered by WSCC with the remaining £6.8m comprising projects to be delivered by Mid Sussex District Council. A 2019 Business Case identified priority projects to be taken forward within the first phase of PCP including pedestrian and cycle connectivity improvements through the Burgess Hill Western Gateway and Stations.
A March 2019 Leader Decision (LDR09 18.19) approved the PCP funding allocations and delivery governance with subsequent partnership agreements secured with Mid Sussex District Council to ensure the coordinated delivery of the wider PCP schemes. The decision delegated authority to the Executive Director of Place Services to progress the projects subject to Business Case
A September 2019 Business Case agreed a package of sustainable access and connectivity improvements at Burgess Hill Station through the Queen Elizabeth Avenue (referred to as the Western Gateway) and at Wivelsfield Station. Following a positive public engagement in Summer 2020, a September 2020 Business Case and December 2020 Key Decision (OKD47 20-21) endorsed progress to detailed design.
Detailed design for the schemes has now been completed and it is proposed that the projects progress to tender to identify a contractor for their subsequent construction.
The Executive Director for Place Services has:
1. Approved the commencement of procurement via the Highway Maintenance Services Contract for the Western Gateway, Burgess Hill and Wivelsfield Station Improvements; and that
2. the remaining £3.615m of the allocated budget be drawn down for construction, subject to a successful tender process for which a further decision report will be published in due course.
Publication date: 05/10/2021
Date of decision: 05/10/2021
Effective from: 15/10/2021