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Burgess Hill Gas Holder

Burgess Hill's Legendary Gas Holder Set For Demolition

15th April 2013
By Peter Chapman

Sad times for fans of the Gas Holder in Leylands Road. The owners have put in an application to Mid Sussex District Council for it to be demolished.

It was supposed to be removed in 2007 but thankfully it never happened. This time however it seems as though one of Burgess Hill's finest pieces of architecture will not be gracing the skyline for much longer.

Here's a photo of the Gas Holder in all its glory...

Burgess Hill Gas Holder

The Gas Holder has been redundant for many years but is still costing Southern Gas Networks yearly maintenance fees due to needing regular inspection.

The chosen method of demolition will be via long-arm shears and sadly not by using explosives

According to documents, there could be as many as 56 new homes built on the site. Maybe the section 106 money from such a development can pay for more leisure equipment in Haywards Heath?

It's always good to share, so let your friends know that a piece of Burgess Hill history is about to disappear FOREVER!

Got an opinion on this story? Leave a comment below.....
Will you be sad to see the Gas Holder go or do you hate the sight of it?
What do you think to the potential of 56 homes building built on the land?

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