Neighbourhood Planning Resources


The following files list the organisations that will need to be informed when consulting on Neighbourhood Plans:

Neighbourhood Planning Advice

Strategic Environmental Assessment

A screening opinion for Strategic Environmental Assessment/ Sustainability Appraisal was undertaken by Mid Sussex District Council.

Guidance on undertaking Sustainability Appraisal for Neighbourhood Plans can be found at

South Downs National Park and Neighbourhood Planning

There are a number of Mid Sussex parishes that are now wholly or partly within the South Downs National Park. Any neighbourhood planning work within these parishes needs to be carried out in conjunction with the National Park Authority. Further details are available on this link:

The High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and Neighbourhood Planning

If your area is within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you might find this letter of use when preparing your neighbourhood plan.

Some examples of local best practice is available here:


Burgess Hill


East Grinstead

Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common


West Hoathly