We have updated this site with some new information, which has been submitted to Mid Sussex District Council as part of their District Plan process. For a summary of this please click here
Mayfield Market Towns Limited is promoting an area of land between Sayers Common and Henfield as being suitable for the development of a New Market Town. This site falls across the Horsham and Mid Sussex districts.
The proposed development - 'Mayfields' - would comprise up to 10,000 new homes and would provide a full range of facilities including a new Academy, at least three primary schools, shops and other community facilities. Mayfield Market Towns is currently exploring the form that this new development should take. A masterplan was prepared by a previous developer which showed 5 separate villages connected by local buses, cycle lanes and pedestrian routes. We are in the process of reviewing this masterplan to incorporate its advantages and review other aspects. This will ultimately become the subject of a wider public consultation.
Mayfield Market Towns believe this is an excellent opportunity to provide much needed new homes for the Horsham and Mid Sussex districts in the medium-to-long term. The project would also provide new homes for Crawley Borough and Brighton and Hove which cannot be provided locally due to green belt and other constraints.
This new development would also relieve pressures to increase development in many of the small, rural villages within these two districts and in sensitive parts of major towns. At the same time, Mayfields would also deliver huge infrastructural and community benefits which go above and beyond what potential smaller developments would be able to provide.
Mayfield Market Towns is seeking early consultation with a number of stakeholders and we also have to address the formal local plan processes of Horsham and Mid Sussex Districts and Crawley Borough. We are beginning consultation with local councillors, local authority officers and people involved in delivering education, health and other key social needs, local businesses and local residents. Feedback from the community is very important to us and comments received will help shape the plans as they progress.
You can let us know your feedback at any point during the consultation period by email, post or by leaving your comments here.