Issue details

Procurement Build Partner: Western Gateway and Burgess Hill & Wivelsfield Stations OKD22_21-22

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. 


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: Burgess Hill East; Burgess Hill North;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 30/07/2021

Decision due: October 2021 by Executive Director Place Services

Lead director: Lee Harris

Contact: Paul Jackson-Cole, Growth Programme Delivery Manager Email: Tel: 033 022 25445.

Consultation process

Representation can be made via the officer contact. 


Consultees:  Burgess Hill Growth Board; Burgess Hill Member Steering Group; Cabinet Member for Support Services and Economic Development, Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure and Cabinet Member for Environment.  Burgess Hill Place and Connectivity Public Engagement Programme


Democratic Services Contact: Suzannah Hill 033 022 22551


Background papers

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