Plans for new Crawley "north east sector" neighbourhood
THE first residents of a new neighbourhood north of Pound Hill could be moved in by the end of next year.
Construction on the yet-to-be-named development, which has been referred to as the North East Sector, will start next year. It will eventually include up to 1,900 homes, a primary school, a community centre, office and industrial space, retail space and parkland.
Two exhibitions are being held next week for anyone interested in finding out more. The first will be on Tuesday from 5 to 8pm at Milton Mount Community Centre, in Pound Hill. The second will be on the following Saturday from 10am to 4pm in County Mall.
Claire Denman, Crawley Borough Council's cabinet member for planning and economic development, said: "This is the perfect opportunity for everyone who is interested in this development and the growth of the town to find out more and also get their questions answered directly by the developers.
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"This new neighbourhood took a decade to come forward and, now it has, it's a vital part of the solution to Crawley's growing housing need."
The development is expected to take about 12 years to complete, with construction in four phases.
The first will include infrastructure and facilities like the primary school, shops and community centre. Detailed planning discussions are taking place.
The News told last month how development had just started on another new neighbourhood, Kilnwood Vale, to the west of Bewbush.