Planning Policy Information for Professionals

In this section you will find ...

Ashdown Forest - information on the approach for planning applications near to the Ashdown Forest.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) - a new system of planning charges for the funding of a wide range of infrastructure. The CIL will largely replace the existing system of Section 106 contributions.

Conservation Areas - information relating to Conservation Areas in the district.

District Plan - this will be the main planning document used by the Council when considering planning applications and will replace the Local Plan once adopted.

Evidence Base - documents and studies prepared to provide evidence for the District Plan.

Mid Sussex Local Plan - the current planning document setting out the policies and specific proposals for the development and use of land to guide planning decisions. Adopted 2004.

Neighbourhood Plans - produced by a town or parish council and can be taken into account when making a decision on a planning application.

Proposals Maps - planning policies that currently apply in an area.

Small Scale Housing Allocations DPD - allocates small scale sites for housing, adopted 2008.

Statement of Community Involvement - How we involve stakeholders when making decisions on planning, adopted 2011.

Supplementary Planning Documents - including Development and Infrastructure, Sustainable Construction and Village Design Statements.

Traveller Sites Allocations Document - a document that will allocate land within the district for traveller sites.