Planning, Licensing & Building Control

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.


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.

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.