In this section you will find...
Information on a range of services we provide to protect and improve the built and natural environment in Mid Sussex .
Environmental Health - Working to provide a better environment and better lives for residents in Mid Sussex by providing a range of services including: Food Safety, Health and Safety, Housing Standards, Environmental Protection, Pest Control, and Dog Control
Licensing - The Licensing authority licences certain types of premises and activities in Mid Sussex including: alcohol and events licensing, animal licensing, Taxis, charity collections, street trading, and scrap metal.
Sustainability – Information about our commitment to protecting and enhancing the local environment.
Planning and building control
Building Control – Providing assistance in the building process to ensure minimum building standards are met to safeguard the community against bad practice.
Planning – Processing and publication of planning applications. This service also handles related matters such as listed buildings, applications to works to protected trees, and advertisement consent.
Planning Enforcement – Investigating potential breaches of planning control.
Planning policy – Preparation of local planning policies that guide the Council’s decisions on planning applications. The team is currently working on the new Mid Sussex District Plan and helping Parish Councils to prepare their Neighbourhood Plans.
Local Land Charges ––Providing property searches to those who are purchasing homes or property.
Refuse and recycling
Refuse and recycling – Providing the bin collection service for Mid Sussex, as well as other refuse services including, garden waste, bulky household waste, assisted collections, abandoned vehicles, street sweeping, fly tipping information and recycling.
For further information on all our Council services, please see our A-Z Guide (pdf, 892kb).
Online Planning Register - view details of applications that have been submitted
Planning Portal - apply, appeal or find guidance online
We work with a range of partner organisations to deliver our environment and planning service, see a list of other useful websites
Mid Sussex District Council
Tel: 01444 458166
Out of hours emergency phone:
0845 602 1035