Proposed £350m Center Parcs in Sussex would be ‘massive potential rocket’ for area’s economy

A proposed new £350m Center Parcs holiday site in Sussex would give the economy a ‘massive’ potential boost.

Mims Davies, Mid Sussex MP said the park, which Center Parcs hopes to build in Worth, near Crawley, would drive tourism and holidays to the area – supporting the local economy and employment.

Reacting to the park’s announcement, she said: “Center Parcs has announced it has identified a site in Mid Sussex area for its new UK location – its sixth site and a £350 million investment – subject to planning.

“A massive potential rocket for our local economy and jobs with more tourism and holidays coming here.”

This shot of another Center Parcs shows what the proposed Crawley site could look like. Photo: Centre Parcs

Mid Sussex District Council Leader Jonathan Ash-Edwards said the site could be a ‘huge boost’ for Sussex’s economy.

He added: “Center Parcs has announced it has identified a site in Mid Sussex for its sixth UK location in what could be a £350m investment.

“There is a rigorous planning process ahead, but their interest is a huge boost for the Sussex economy as it recovers from the pandemic.”

Crawley MP Henry Smith said the development would have a ‘significant impact’ on the area.

He added: “I’ve only seen the general Centre Parc’s proposal for Oldhouse Warren, the woods are in Mid Sussex District Council’s area and the constituency MP is Jeremy Quin, nevertheless it would have a significant impact on Crawley.

“This is a sensitive habitat and I believe this is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest so the local authority will likely not grant permission.”

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