Reuse of public sector information

You may use and re-use the information featured on this website (not including logos) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence v3.0 -

You may re-use Mid Sussex District Council documents/publications (not including logos), unless it is otherwise specified on the document/publication that you may not, free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence v3.0. To view this licence visit, or write to the Information Policy Team, The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU; or email:

When you use information under the Open Government Licence, you should include the following attribution: [The name of the information resource you are using, the Council name (in this case it will be Mid Sussex District Council) and the date of publication], licensed under the Open Government Licence:

The Council is allowed to charge for some information. These costs must be limited to marginal costs incurred in respect of the reproduction, provision and dissemination of documents. For any paper copies, the Council will charge 10p per sheet of A4, unless there is already a cost associated with a document. We will apply the same charges as we do under Freedom of Information, see our current list of charges. However, if you have already made a payment as part of an FOI or EIR Request, further charges will not apply.

We will make our documents available in the format and language in which they are held on the date of the request and where possible and appropriate, we will provide them in open and machine readable format.

Applying to re-use

If you wish to apply to re-use information, you must ensure that the request:

(a) is in writing (email is acceptable)
(b) states the name of the applicant and an address for correspondence
(c) specifies the document requested
(d) states the purpose for which the document is to be re-used.

Please send your request to: or send a postal request to: FOI Team, Mid Sussex District Council, Oaklands Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 1SS.

Once we receive your request we have 20 working days in which to reply to you. The 20 working day countdown will begin on the first working day after receipt of your request. Where documents requested for re-use are extensive in quantity or where the request raises complex issues, we may extend the response time. We will notify you if this is the case and let you know an estimated date by which we think we can respond.

We must notify you in writing of our decision and you have a right to complain if you are not happy with our response. Your complaint should be in writing and addressed to The Solicitor to the Council, Mid Sussex District Council, Oaklands Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 1SS, or you can use our online complaints form.

Scope of the Regulations

The following documents are excluded from the Regulations:

  1. Documents that are exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information legislation
  2. Documents that are excepted from disclosure under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004
  3. Documents in which the copyright and/or other intellectual property rights are owned or controlled by a third party other than the District Council
  4. Documents that fall outside the scope of the public task of the District Council, i.e. documents produced that are not directly related to the core responsibilities of the District Council, such as documents with a value-added or commercial nature
  5.  Documents held by educational and research establishments such as schools, universities, archives, libraries and research facilities
  6. Documents held by cultural establishments including museums, libraries, archives, orchestras, theatre and performing arts establishment
  7. Documents held by public service broadcasters (radio and TV stations) for the fulfilment of a public service broadcasting remit
Last updated: 21 August 2023