News: Consultation re MSDC Site Allocations

Posted on 27th August 2020

Dated: 3rd August 2020


Mid Sussex District Council has its Site Allocations Development Plan Document out for consultation as from 3rd August and closing midnight on the 28th September 2020.

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.

The Council must publish the version of the Site Allocations DPD that it intends to submit to the Planning Inspectorate for Examination. At this stage of consultation, the Council is seeking views on whether the Plan is legally compliant and meets the test of ‘soundness’ set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). These are the broad areas that the Inspector will focus on in examining the Plan.

Comments will be considered by an independent planning inspector alongside the submitted Site Allocations DPD at a future Public Examination before deciding whether the Plan can be adopted by the Council.

The District Council will summarise the main issues from the consultation for the Inspector. The Inspector will also receive copies of the representations submitted.

All of the consultation documents, Community Involvement Plan, Statement of Representations Procedure, 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 28th September 2020.

If you have any queries about this consultation, please e-mail:

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