Our District also supports Green Recovery projects and schemes through the Greater Brighton Economic Board’s ten environmental pledges. The local authority has pledged to back projects which will save energy and reduce fuel poverty, improve water recycling on new build developments, transportation choices, enhance public spaces and the local environment.
Mid Sussex is partnering with West Sussex County Council, accelerating delivery of a £22.8m Place and Connectivity Programme to encourage active travel by improving walking and cycling facilities and the public realm. It has already delivered 11km of improved walking and cycling facilities, linking key employment sites to public transport hubs and key retail and leisure opportunities.
Mid Sussex District Council is using the UN Sustainable Development Goals to guide its plans and policies, and its current Sustainability Strategy includes the goals of raising the recycling rate to 50% (currently 45%); a strategy for an Electric Vehicle network as well as new inter-urban cycleways linking key settlements, including one between Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath.