Centre for Outdoor Sport

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Mid Sussex District Council (MSDC) is committed to delivering the Centre for Outdoor Sport on land at Brookleigh. The centre will complement the district’s existing sports facilities and is part of the broader Burgess Hill Growth Programme. The centre is funded by developer contributions to ensure essential infrastructure improvements are delivered alongside the new homes across Brookleigh.


The journey so far...

October 2019

Outline planning permission granted for the Brookleigh project, including the Centre for Outdoor Sport. The plans comprise approximately 3,500 homes with associated neighbourhood centres, schools, leisure facilities, green infrastructure and sustainable transport improvements.

March 2022

Mid Sussex District Council’s Cabinet approved an initial Feasibility Study and draft Masterplan for the Centre for Outdoor Sport. These outlined the range of sporting facilities that could be included on the site The Feasibility Study was drawn up in consultation with national sporting organisations including Sport England, the Football Foundation and the Rugby Football Union.

June 2022 to January 2023

Our consultant team worked up detailed proposals and carried out a comprehensive consultation with local and national sporting groups and bodies, as well as other stakeholders, ready to present to the public.

February 2023

The project team presented a preview of the public exhibition materials to Mid Sussex District Council members, Burgess Hill Town Council, Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common Parish Council, and Ansty and Staplefield Parish Council.

March 2024

The planning application for the centre has been approved. Homes England are now in the process of transferring the land to the Council, with works predicted to start later this month.



Mid Sussex District Council (MSDC) is committed to delivering the Centre for Outdoor Sport on land at Brookleigh. The centre will complement the district’s existing sports facilities and is part of the broader Burgess Hill Growth Programme. The centre is funded by developer contributions to ensure essential infrastructure improvements are delivered alongside the new homes across Brookleigh.


The journey so far...

October 2019

Outline planning permission granted for the Brookleigh project, including the Centre for Outdoor Sport. The plans comprise approximately 3,500 homes with associated neighbourhood centres, schools, leisure facilities, green infrastructure and sustainable transport improvements.

March 2022

Mid Sussex District Council’s Cabinet approved an initial Feasibility Study and draft Masterplan for the Centre for Outdoor Sport. These outlined the range of sporting facilities that could be included on the site The Feasibility Study was drawn up in consultation with national sporting organisations including Sport England, the Football Foundation and the Rugby Football Union.

June 2022 to January 2023

Our consultant team worked up detailed proposals and carried out a comprehensive consultation with local and national sporting groups and bodies, as well as other stakeholders, ready to present to the public.

February 2023

The project team presented a preview of the public exhibition materials to Mid Sussex District Council members, Burgess Hill Town Council, Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common Parish Council, and Ansty and Staplefield Parish Council.

March 2024

The planning application for the centre has been approved. Homes England are now in the process of transferring the land to the Council, with works predicted to start later this month.

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