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gas holder leylands road Environmental Improvement Works For Gas Holder Site

15th December 2015

An application has been submitted to Mid Sussex Distirct Council for the approval of environmental improvement works at the Gas Holder site on Leylands Road.

This follows the news that NewRiver Retail are looking to acquire the land in order to relocate Lidl there from the Martlets shopping centre.

The Proposed Work
As part of a nationwide program of land regeneration, National Grid Property Holdings LTD seek to make environmental improvements to the south-west corner of the land to facilitate the sale and onward redevelopment of the site.

The area of land contains a number of underground, disused gas holders. Approximately 290m3 of contaminated soil will be removed from the site for treatment and disposal.

Subject to planning approval, it's estimated that the work will take 5 weeks to complete, with a start date of February 2016

The eastern side of the site is owned by Scotia Gas Networks who already hold planning permission for the demolition of the over ground gas holder - much loved by some local residents.

For more information, look up planning application DM/15/4836 on the MSDC Planning Portal here: https://pa.midsussex.gov.uk/online-applications/

Spread the word, the redevelopment of the former gas works site is getting even closer.

Got an opinion on this story? Leave a comment below.....
The former gas works site is listed for 58 new homes in the Burgess Hill neighbourhood plan which passed at the referendum last week. Should alternative plans - the arrival of Lidl - be permitted?

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