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Please note that the Online Planning Register will be unavailable from 18:00 on Saturday 25 October until 13.00 on Sunday 26 October.  This is due to scheduled maintenance to the Council's computer network.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Online Planning Register 
To view and track planning applications please start using the online planning register

Please note that in using the Online Planning Register you agree to our Terms and Conditions and consent to the Online Planning Register saving session cookies on your computer.  You may adjust your browser settings if you do not want these cookies saved.  Please see our Terms and Conditions for further information.

About the Online Planning Register
The Online Planning Register allows you to view details of planning applications. You can:-

  • Be notified by email of new applications in your ward or parish;
  • Monitor the current status of an application and sign up for an email update;
  • View lists of applications submitted and decided each week or month;
  • View documents for current applications;
  • See whether an appeal has been lodged and the result;
  • Submit comments to the Council about applications.

How do I get an email when a planning application is received in my area?
These general user instructions (pdf, 222kb) will get you signed up to receive emails about planning applications in your local ward or parish.  We send out automatic email updates every week once you have signed up.  Unfortunately, we cannot update you by email if new documents are added to an application.  Please note that if you live in, or close to, the area covered by the South Downs National Park Authority and wish to receive information on planning applications for the park area, then you will need to register to use the national park online planning register.

Do I have to register?
You do not need to register to use this site if you only wish to browse application information or make a comment on an application.  If you register you can track status changes on individual applications or create and save searches for applications within specific wards or parishes and other criteria.

Submitting a comment or representation
If you submit comments/representations to the Council on planning applications, you must understand that your name and address will be made public through the Online Planning Register. Please note that confidential or anonymous representations cannot be taken into account by the Council.  

If you would prefer not to use the Online Planning Register to submit your comment or representation then you may comment by email or letter.  If you submit using email, please include the application reference in the header and your name and postal address in the body of the email. There is no need to sign your representation if submitting electronically, although your name and address must form part of the document. Signatures on paper representations will be obscured online.

Any representations made, either in writing or online, will be publicly available at council offices and online. You should therefore exercise caution when making comments to ensure that they are not offensive, inflammatory or libellous, as you remain responsible for any statements that you make.  Think twice before you press the submit or send button.

Documents not downloading
Occasionally you will experience problems downloading documents. This is normally because the document is too large and is taking too long to download. Unfortunately, the Council does not control the volume of information submitted with an application, and many documents can be quite large and in colour, resulting in a large file size that is not conducive to download. Where possible we try to split large files. If you cannot obtain a document of interest please email servicesupport@midsussex.gov.uk giving the planning application number and document details and we will try to assist you.

Browser compatibility and operation
The Online Planning Register should operate with any of the major, currently supported, browser types. If you experience any problems where a window does not pop up, you may need to check that the site 'pa.midsussex.gov.uk/online-applications/' is set up in your browser settings. You may experience problems if you are using pop-up blocking utilities. If this is the case, turn off the pop up blocker temporarily.

Problems or queries?
If you experience problems using the Online Planning Register or have any queries about the information shown on the site, please e-mail servicesupport@midsussex.gov.uk with details and we will do our best to assist you.

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For further information on all our Council services, please see our A-Z Guide (pdf, 892kb)

Online Planning Register
Online Planning Register - view details of applications that have been submitted

Planning Portal
Planning Portal - apply, appeal or find guidance online


Development Management 
Planning Division
Mid Sussex District Council
Oaklands, Oaklands Road
Haywards Heath
RH16 1SS

Fax: 01444 477461