Plans set to be submitted for multi-million pound regeneration scheme in Broadbridge Heath

The County Council wants to redevelop the former Broadbridge Heath Depot to deliver a new commercial and retail space.

West Sussex County Council is preparing to submit plans for a multi-million-pound, retail park as part of a regeneration scheme in Broadbridge Heath, near Horsham.

The plans will see the introduction of a selection of new and exciting brands to the area – including a discount food retailer. The proposals are set to create around 137 new jobs for local people and provide new facilities for the community.

The County Council wants to redevelop the former Broadbridge Heath Depot, a site that was identified as being surplus to requirements back in 2018, to deliver a new commercial and retail space that will expand and complement existing nearby shops.

Jeremy Hunt, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Finance and Property, said: “We are delighted to announce our plans to deliver this exciting new regeneration scheme in Broadbridge Heath. This opportunity will not only deliver new facilities and jobs for the community but will also support the local economy and provide a vital revenue stream for the council in order to support frontline services, at a time when local government finances have never been so stretched.”

A planning application is currently being prepared and is set to be submitted in Spring 2023. Ahead of this, the County Council is keen to hear the views of the community.

Residents can find out more and have their say about the plans by visiting or attending a public consultation event on 7 March at The Bridge Leisure Centre, Broadbridge Heath, between 4-7pm. Initial comments in advance of the planning application being submitted should be received by Friday 17 March.