Housing developer St Modwen has invited Copthorne residents to a second public exhibition on draft proposals for housing to the west of the village.
The draft plans, yet to be submitted to Mid Sussex District Council, would deliver 500 new homes, approximately 30 per cent of which would be social housing or shared ownership.
There would also be community facilities and nearly two thirds of the total site area would be left undeveloped for landscaping and open space.
They were first unveiled at an event in July and the second public exhibition will provide residents with an opportunity to see how the plans have developed following further technical work and feedback from people living in the village.
The exhibition will be held at Copthorne Village Hall on Saturday October 12, 10am to 4pm.
People will be able to ask the development team questions about how the proposals have evolved, including the introduction of a residential care home and further work on transport initiatives. Updated information will be available on the project website www.copthornevillagewest.com from October 12.
Colin Darby, planning manager at St Modwen, said: “It’s important to all of us that future generations have enough family housing, accommodation for the elderly and new affordable homes.
“The area needs to provide more homes for the future and we can help to provide this on one suitable, integrated site, rather than them being delivered sporadically across the village through infill development which will erode existing open space.
“We would like to explain more to Copthorne residents about the work we’ve done to meet infrastructure needs, how we plan to take care of the local environment and how we intend to provide much-needed new community facilities including allotments and playing fields.
“A wide range of detailed assessments and studies have been undertaken to ensure St Modwen is bringing forward the most suitable scheme and we’re keen to receive further feedback on the progress we have made since the last consultation event.”