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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
August 7th 2017 - District Plan Timetable
Following the hearing sessions on the 25th and 26th July, the District Council has published a timetable for adoption of the District Plan. This includes proposed dates for Main Modifications consultation - further detail and confirmation of these dates will be published on this page.
July 31st 2017 - Further Hearings to discuss Unmet Need, Settlement Hierarchy and Housing Land Supply
Hearing sessions were programmed for 25th and 26th July to discuss unmet need, settlement hierarchy and housing land supply. These have now taken place. The Council is now working on the necessary documents in order to proceed to the Main Modifications consultation. Further information on the timetable and dates for consultation will be published on this web page once confirmed.
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.
Mid Sussex Documents
Further Hearings (July 25/26th 2017) - Representor Statements
|DF/FH||Mid Sussex Developers Forum - Statement||10/07/2017|
|65/FH||Hassocks Parish Council - Statement||10/07/2017|
|2335/FH||Rydon Homes (Sigma Planning) - Statement||10/07/2017|
|2335/FH/1||Rydon Homes (Sigma Planning) - Hassocks delivery||31/07/2017|
|11619/FH||Wates Developments Ltd - Statement||10/07/2017|
|14810/FH||Mr D Peacock - Statement||10/07/2017|
Non-Housing Matters Statements (Hearings: February 2017) - Representor Statements
|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 (Hearings: November 2016 - March 2017) - Representor Statements
This webpage will be updated as the Examination progresses. The full document list and reference numbers can be viewed on the Examination Library page.