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Get ready for Brexit - a Crawley workshop for businesses

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is running a series of ‘Get Ready for Brexit’ workshops across the South East (and nationally).

These are practical sessions intended to help prepare exporting businesses for Brexit.

You’ll leave the event with a personalised action plan covering paperwork needed to continue exporting, changes to regulations and contracts, moving goods across borders, business travel to the EU and how to treat personal data.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 10:15

Town centre play area work to start

Work on the new play area in Memorial Gardens begins next week.

From Monday 23 September, the play area will be closed and fenced off to start the initial stages of this project, which will consist of removing old equipment and laying a new surface.

The site will be closed over the autumn/winter period to complete the full restoration of the play area, with the new play space being opened in the New Year.  

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 10:00

Revisions to Overline House planning and development

Plans for a major regeneration scheme for Crawley Station and Overline House in Crawley town centre have been revised due to site constraints.

The Station Gateway scheme, which includes the redevelopment of Crawley Station and Overline House, received outline planning permission in August 2016.

Since then, Arora Group in partnership with Network Rail, Crawley Borough Council, West Sussex County Council and the station operators (Govia Thameslink Railway) have been working together on a development constraint that has meant the need to re-assess the multi-storey car park.

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Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 12:15

Queensway, Kingsgate and The Pavement - September project update

What’s been happening?

Work installing new paving along Kingsgate is progressing on time. The Pavement has now been opened and only small snagging issues are left to be completed. Traffic control measures are still in place (traffic lights) while works are underway to create the table top crossing outside TK Maxx.

What’s next?

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Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 12:00

Prime commercial opportunities in Manor Royal

New occupiers are being invited to join the host of successful global brands and blue-chip companies in Manor Royal.

As a premier mixed activity commercial hub, Manor Royal has a range of high specification properties which are at different stages of the development pipeline. The exciting new schemes offer excellent designs and approved building sustainability ratings.

Space Gatwick  has a range of versatile units with current availability in its modern warehouse facilities.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 14:15

Winning design selected for Memorial Gardens Play Area

A winning design has been selected for the new play area in the Memorial Gardens.

Three very promising designs bringing some new ideas to the play space were submitted to Crawley Borough Council with one design being preferred by the public, schools and community groups. More than 460 people gave their views.

Designers were asked to address accessibility needs within their design, including ramp systems within the main unit to provide a fully inclusive play experience allowing access for wheelchairs and those with limited mobility.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 09:15

Local Plan Developer and Business Forum 5 September

Crawley Borough Council has started work on a review of its local plan that will help to guide development in Crawley over 15 years from 2020-2035.

To inform the process, we would like to invite developers, investors and businesses to a dedicated forum on 5 September at The Hawth Theatre, Crawley.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 09:15

Improved bus access through Gatwick

A transport hub - used by 3 million people each year - that links the local bus network with Gatwick Airport and its train station has received a boost after the completion of a £3.8 million upgrade.

Improvements include two new lifts from the southbound road-level bus stops on the A23 into the South Terminal – and Gatwick’s train station - for people travelling with luggage, parents with pushchairs and passengers with reduced mobility.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 13:45

Contractor appointed to Crawley Eastern Gateway project

An £8.35 million regeneration scheme for Crawley town centre has taken a large step forward with the appointment of a design and build contractor.

The Eastern Gateway project, which forms part of the Crawley Growth Programme, will:

• Improve links between Crawley town and key development sites in the vicinity of the proposals including the Town Hall, county buildings, Crawley College and Telford Place by investing in walking and cycling improvements

• Support the delivery of residential and commercial development in Crawley town centre

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 13:30

Queensway, Kingsgate and The Pavement - project update

What’s been happening?

Works are continuing up Kingsgate towards the NCP car park. This will be done in two halves over a two week period. The works to the corner by Thomas Cook will take place towards the end the month, throughout these works, the road will be diverted on to the park entrance for a period of a week. Clear signage and fencing will be in place to ensure pedestrians can exit the path safely.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 15:45