Planning - Contact Details

Service Support

Please contact Service Support for the following: 

  • Queries relating to the online planning register
  • Fee queries
  • Validation queries
  • Planning and appeal administration
  • To find out whether a tree is in a conservation area or is subject to a tree preservation order
  • Queries and/or issues relating to the submission of planning applications
  • To find out the status of an application
  • To enquire about committee dates
  • Payments for planning applications/conditions/pre-application advice
  • Queries regarding vehicle crossovers and dropped kerbs

Tel: 01444 477019

Planning Officers

Please contact Planning Officers for the following:

  • Pre-application queries
  • General planning advice

Important Note: All planning advice will require a written request either through our Online Forms or by email (we will require the full address of the property/site). No planning advice will be given by phone.

Tel: 01444 477566

Summary of the Service Charter for Development Management (Planning)

Planning History

Please contact Planning History for the following:

  • Copies of Planning, Enforcement and Legal Agreement documents, Tree Preservation Orders and Building Control Completion Certificates.
  • You can submit a request for copies of documentation by completing a request form.  

Tel: 01444 477340

Planning Investigations

Please contact Planning Investigations for the following:

  • To report a suspected breach of planning
  • Planning investigation queries

Please call the relevant officer:

  • Priscilla Goreeba and Georgina Callini (North) - 01444 477334
    • Ashurst Wood
    • Ardingly
    • East Grinstead
    • Horsted Keynes
    • West Hoathly
    • Turners Hill
    • Worth
  • Michael Martin (Central) – 01444 477357
    • Balcombe
    • Bolney
    • Ansty & Staplefield
    • Cuckfield
    • Haywards Heath
    • Lindfield
    • Lindfield Rural
    • Slaugham
  • Jon Lavis (South) – 01444 477338
    • Albourne
    • Burgess Hill
    • Hassocks
    • Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common
    • Twineham
  • For areas within the South Downs National Park:
    • Fulking
    • Newtimber
    • Poynings
    • Pyecombe
    • Clayton

Please contact the South Downs National Park Directly on:

Trees and Landscapes

Please contact Trees & Landscapes for the following:

  • Queries relating to trees that are either in a conservation area or are subject to tree preservation areas
  • Please note that for trees outside of conservation areas and not subject to a tree preservation officer you will need to contact a private tree surgeon for advice

Tel: 01444 477445


Please contact the Conservation Officer for queries relating to conservation, listed buildings and heritage:

Tel: 01444 477385

Planning Policy

Please contact Planning Policy for the following:

  • Queries relating to the District Plan
  • Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
  • Gypsy & Traveller sites
  • Section 106 queries
  • Ashdown Forest/SANG/SAMM
  • Neighbourhood plans
  • Queries relating to the "Northern Arc" development at Burgess Hill

Tel: 01444 477053