District Plan Examination
In accordance with Section 20 of the Planning & Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended), the Mid Sussex District Plan 2015 Submission and the Focused Amendments 2016 were submitted to the Secretary of State on 17 August 2016.
Inspector Jonathan Bore, MRTPI, has been appointed to conduct an examination to determine whether the District Plan is sound.
Pauline Butcher has been appointed as the Programme Officer for the Examination and will deal with all procedural, administrative and programming matters under the direction of the Inspector. She has written to all representors to inform them of her role and will notify them when further information about the Examination becomes available.
Her contact details are: Email: email@example.com Telephone: 07823 494353
The Inspector is aware that Document BP1 of the submitted Mid Sussex District Plan contains proposed modifications which have not been subject to consultation. These modifications do not arise from consultation and are substantial in nature as they include changes to the affordable housing requirement and a substantial reduction in the quantum of housing available to meet other authorities’ unmet needs. The Inspector wrote to the Council on this and a number of other issues arising from the submitted plan (ID1). The Council responded to the Inspector (MSDC 1).
The Inspector has confirmed that "For the purposes of the Examination Hearings, the Inspector will use Document BP1 "Submission Version incorporating further amendments and further proposed modifications" as the main reference point, except in the case of Policy DP29: Affordable Housing, which will remain for the time being as set out in Document BP2 ""Pre-Submission Draft" as indicated in MSDC 1."
The Programme Officer will notify representors as further information becomes available and this website will be updated.
The dates for the rest of the Examination have now been confirmed as follows:
|Tuesday 14 February||
Deadline for statements in response to the Inspector’s Matters and Questions from the District Council and Representors (Representors to inform Programme Officer if they wish to participate at the hearings)
|Tuesday 28 February||
Hearing for the remainder of the Plan
Hearing session on Housing issues following Inspector’s Interim findings
As previously noted an application was received in November 2015 for development within the proposed allocation at Pease Pottage. This application was approved by the District Planning Committee on Thursday 24th November. You can view the application on the Mid Sussex meeting details page.
The Inspector has stated “I will not be offering any comment on the planning application for the Pease Pottage site; any decision on the application is a matter for the local planning authority. I have received sufficient written material on the subject and do not intend to discuss the matter at the Examination Hearings."
Inspector's Interim Conclusions on the Housing Requirement
Following Hearing Sessions held between November 2016 - February 2017, the Inspector has written to the Council with his interim conclusions on the housing requirement.
The Inspector will not accept any further representations, submissions or comments from any party on the contents of this letter, either in writing or verbally in the forthcoming hearings.
Housing Hearing - 3rd March - POSTPONED
A hearing to discuss the Inspector's Interim Conclusions (ID11) was programmed to take place on Friday 3rd March. Following the Council's request (MSDC11, below) the hearing has now been postponed. The Inspector has agreed to this request (ID17).
As indicated within their letter, the Council will contact the Programme Officer in due course to re-arrange this session. Details of further hearing sessions will be communicated to participants and published on this page.
Mid Sussex Documents
Non-Housing Matters Statements - Representors
|Pol/68||Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common Parish Council||15/02/2017|
|Pol/14982||CPRE Mid Sussex||15/02/2017|
|Pol/15604||Home Builders Federation Ltd||15/02/2017|
|Pol/15663||Hallam Land Management||15/02/2017|
|Pol/20193||Mr P Giles||15/02/2017|
|Pol/20306||Tim North Associates||24/02/2017|
|Pol/20339||Gatwick Airport Ltd||16/02/2017|
Housing Matters Statements - Representors
This webpage will be updated as the Examination progresses. The full document list and reference numbers can be viewed on the Examination Library page.