Sustainability is about creating opportunities for all residents in Mid Sussex.

Electric Vehicle survey

Electric vehicles have an important role to play in reducing carbon dioxide emissions and reducing the effect of transport on local air quality.

We are supporting the uptake of electric vehicles and helping to roll out charging points across the district. We have already upgraded some charging points in car parks across the District and are looking at the possibility of more, subject to national funding.

Please take five minutes to let us know your feelings on Electric Vehicles.

Sustainability Strategy

Sustainability Strategy 2018 - 2023

Our sustainability strategy outlines our approach to sustainability and delivering sustainable development. 

Sustainable Council

We lead by example and work in partnership with the wider community to promote social, economic and environmental responsibility by:

  • Individuals
  • Groups
  • And businesses

We are committed to:

Following good environmental practice.

Reducing negative environmental impacts of our day-to-day activities and services.

Efficiently managing our:

  • Processes
  • Services
  • Material
  • Resources
  • And people

Sustainable Environment

Conservation and improvement

The Council works to conserve and improve local landscapes. We are proud to have won Green Flag awards for Beech Hurst and St Johns’ Park.

Planning policies

Planning policies are important in making sure that sustainable development deals with issues such as:

  • Energy use
  • Water use
  • Local air quality

Sustainable transport

We encourage and support sustainable transport such as cycling and electric vehicles.

It is important for:

  • Reducing traffic jams
  • Improving air quality
  • Promoting good health

Sustainable Communities

We support local communities to become more sustainable by:

  • Raising awareness
  • Working in partnership with them
  • Helping to deliver projects that meet a particular need

Sustainable Business

Energy efficiency grants of up to £5000 are available for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the Mid Sussex Area.

These are offered by the Sustainable Business Partnership.


Tel: 01273-964239

Last updated: 27 November 2018