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Homes England pumps £63m in West Sussex housing scheme

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Homes England will invest £63 million in the Northern Arc at Burgess Hill, West Sussex, to construct 3,500 new homes. Of the 3,500 homes built, 30 per cent will be affordable housing.

Homes England has chosen Countryside Properties UK to build 460 homes in March 2020 on the Freaks Farm site. The homes will be a mix of apartments and homes ranging from one to four-bedroom units.

The funding will come from the government's Land Assembly Fund, and aims to allow the construction of key infrastructure – including roads, a bridge, landscaping, drainage and utility works. This will be accelerated at the eastern and western ends of the site and enable 1,250 homes to be built.

From 2023 the centre of the site will then be developed, providing 2,250 homes.

Stephen Kinsella, executive land director at Homes England, said: “As the government’s housing accelerator, we’re using our land, money, powers and influence to make homes happen in the places they are most needed.

“This funding boost, alongside the appointment of the first developer, represents further great progress for the Northern Arc. We can now move quickly towards starting on site and constructing quality new homes and facilities for the local community.”

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