Work set to be finished on Haywards Heath roundabout

Work is set to be completed on a roundabout in a Haywards Heath development.

Wednesday, 9th September 2020, 11:20 am

Housebuilder Redrow will complete work on the roundabout at Penlands Green this Friday September 11, with all local roads and pedestrian routes reopening at 4pm that afternoon.

The delivery of the roundabout was a condition attached to the planning permission granted to Redrow for the construction of 210 new homes at Penlands Green, and will ensure the local transport infrastructure suitably supports the area’s growing population, the developer said. The roundabout works will enhance local road safety, with road users having greater visibility of other vehicles and signage, and delivers new and improved pedestrian footways.

The roundabout works, which started on Monday June 22, will be completed within the scheduled 12 weeks on Friday afternoon. The junction at Balcombe Road and Hanlye Lane and the junction of Hanlye Lane and Borde Hill, will both reopen at 4pm with Redrow’s contractors fully clear.

Ian Sneddon, Managing Director at Redrow Southern Counties, said: “We are pleased to announce that local roads can reopen following the timely completion of the Penlands Green roundabout.

“My colleagues and I would like to take this opportunity to thank local people and businesses for their continued patience over the last 12 weeks, as we have endeavoured to deliver this important new infrastructure as quickly and as safely as possible.

“Thanks also to MP Mims Davies, Councillor Pete Bradbury and Matt Davey, West Sussex County Council Director of Highways, for their continued support and collaboration throughout this project.”

Councillor Pete Bradbury, added: “I’m very pleased that this new junction is now open. It’s been fully funded by Redrow at no cost to the public purse. I’m incredibly grateful to everyone for their patience through what was always going to be a period of major disruption.”

Mims Davies MP, said: “I am very pleased this roundabout project will finally complete later this week, allowing nearby residents and local businesses to travel more easily into Haywards Heath and to visit and enjoy the various businesses and restaurants in the Borde Hill area.

“This has been a truly challenging closure for many, with full diversion routes in place much longer than originally hoped. Redrow, and therefore locals, were impacted by the need for a last minute change in their contractor, and I thank them for keeping the project focused on a safe build, delivered as soon as possible.

“Having recently visited the stunning Borde Hill Gardens, I was delighted to hear that their visitor numbers were positive and I am hopeful that now this roundabout is open, patronage of the businesses on this estate will further bounce back as we all continue the recovery journey from the impact of Covid-19.”