Burgess Hill Neighbourhood Plan

January 2016

Burgess Hill Neighbourhood Plan Making (adoption)

On Wednesday 27th January 2016 Mid Sussex District Council resolved to ‘make’ the Burgess Hill Neighbourhood Development Plan. The Burgess Hill Neighbourhood Plan has been formally ‘made’ as of 28th January 2016. The Burgess Hill Neighbourhood Development Plan and accompanying Documents including the Environmental Report and the Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 20 Adoption Statement can be inspected, free of charge at the principal office of Mid Sussex District Council in Haywards Heath during normal office hours and are additionally available for inspection below:

December 2016

Burgess Hill Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

A Neighbourhood Planning Referendum was held on Thursday 10th December 2015 where those who live within Burgess Hill were asked "Do you want Mid Sussex District Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Burgess Hill to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?" People living in Burgess Hill voted as follows:

Yes: 4131

No: 738

Other: 9

Turn Out Rate: 21%

November 2015

Burgess Hill Information Statement

On the 19th October 2015 Mid Sussex District Council formally accepted the Recommendations of the Independent Examiner for the Burgess Hill Neighbourhood Plan. This decision enables a Referendum to take place on the Burgess Hill Neighbourhood Plan.

A neighbourhood planning referendum will be held for the Burgess Hill Neighbourhood Development Plan 2014-2031 on Thursday 10th December 2015. The question asked in the referendum will be:

“Do you want Mid Sussex District Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Burgess Hill to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

The referendum area is the Burgess Hill Town Council area, please note this is larger than the Burgess Hill Neighbourhood Plan Area.

A person is entitled to vote in the Referendum if on 24th November 2015:

• He or She is entitled to vote in a local government election in the Referendum Area; and

• His or her qualifying address for the election is in the Referendum Area. A persons qualifying address is, in relation to a person registered in the register of electors, the address in respect of which he or she is entitled to be registered.

The Referendum expenses limit that will apply in relation to the Referendum is £3728.61 The number of persons entitled to vote in the Referendum by reference to which the limit has been calculated is 23,163.

The Referendum will be conducted in accordance with procedures which are similar to those used at local government elections.

The Specified Documents are:

These documents can also be viewed at:

Mid Sussex District Council
Oaklands
Oaklands
Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 1SS.

Burgess Hill Town Council Help Point
96 Church Walk
Burgess Hill
RH15 9AS

August 2015

Burgess Hill Neighbourhood Plan Examination Report

On the 20th August 2015 Mid Sussex District Council received the Independent Examiner's Report on the Burgess Hill Neighbourhood Plan. The report concludes that subject to modifications the Plan should proceed to Referendum and a decision to formally accept the recommendations is likely to take place sometime in October 2015. The Examiner's report is available to view below:

Burgess Hill Neighbourhood Plan Examiner's Report

June 2015 - Public hearing

The Independent Examiner Mr Peter Biggers BSc Hons MRTPI appointed to carry out an examination of the Burgess Hill Neighbourhood plan held a public hearing on Friday 19th June 2015 to consider whether the Neighbourhood Plan has regard to national policy and advice and is in general conformity with the Mid Sussex Local Plan particularly in respect of housing provision and town centre regeneration. The Minutes of the Burgess Hill Neighbourhood Plan Examination Hearing have now been published.

Further details regarding the Burgess Hill Neighbourhood Plan hearing are available here:

Other submitted documents

You can find details of the background to the Burgess Hill Neighbourhood Plan on the Burgess Hill Town Council website.