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Mid Sussex Planning Policy UPDATE

Mid Sussex District Council has published the Site Allocations Development Plan Document for consultation from the 9th of October, closing midnight on the 20th of November 2019.

The Site Allocations DPD forms part of the Mid Sussex District Plan 2014-2031, which was adopted in March 2018. Its preparation is in response to the requirement by the Planning Inspector to meet the residual housing and employment needs up to 2031.

The Site Allocations DPD proposes a number of new housing and employment sites for allocation in order to meet this need. It also includes an allocation for a Science and Technology Park to the west of Burgess Hill, and a number of other strategic planning policies considered necessary for delivering sustainable development.

All responses made through the consultation will be carefully considered. A consultation report summarising the issues raised and how they have been considered will be published on the Council’s website and considered by the Council, before the document progresses to the next stage in the plan-making process which includes further consultation.

The District Council is also consulting on a consultation draft of a Mid Sussex Design Guide to inform and guide the quality of design for all development across Mid Sussex District. It sets out a number of design principles to deliver high quality, new development across Mid Sussex that responds appropriately to its context and is inclusive and sustainable.

All of the consultation documents and further information can be viewed online at

Comments can be submitted:
Online: Online Form at
Post to: Planning Policy, Mid Sussex District Council, Oaklands, Oaklands Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1SS
E-mail to:

Responses must be received by midnight on the 20th November 2019