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Please see our Consultation & Monitoring page for further associated documentation. 

The Local Development Scheme

Please read the Adopted Local Development Scheme - October 2017 for a timetable on the preparation and review of Local Development Documents.

On 4th July 2018 Scrutiny Committee for Communities, Housing and Planning considered a report that set out a revised timetable for the preparation of the Site Allocation Document. The revised timetable is as follows:

  • Regulation 18 – Issues and Options Consultation – Summer 2019
  • Regulation 19 – Pre-Submission Consultation – Winter 2019/2020
  • Submission for Examination – Spring 2020
  • Adoption – Winter 2020

Monitoring report

Mid Sussex produces a monitoring report for the period 1 April to 31 March.

It looks at the progress of the Local Development Framework and various indicators relating to:

  • Business development
  • Town centres
  • Housing
  • Environmental quality

Latest report:

Monitoring Report 2014-15

Previous annual monitoring reports:

The Statement of Community Involvement

The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) acts as a guide and benchmark for all council services to use when we involve communities in our decision making processes.

We are revising the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) for the District, which was adopted in 2011. It has been updated:

  • To ensure the SCI complies with all relevant national planning policy and guidance;
  • To reflect the adoption of the District Plan; and
  • To ensure that it complies with evolving best practice on community and stakeholder engagement.

We have also produced a draft guidance note on the use of Planning Performance Agreements in the District. This currently forms an Appendix to the SCI but will be published as a standalone document in future.

Consultation on the draft SCI and the advice note on the use of Planning Performance Agreements will take place between Thursday 11th October and Thursday 22nd November 2018.

All comments must be received by 5pm on Thursday 22nd November 2018.

Comments can be sent:

  • By email:
  • By post: Planning Policy, Mid Sussex District Council, Oaklands, Oaklands Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1SS

Consultation documents

Adopted Version of the SCI (2011)

The (2011) Adopted Version of th SCI is available here:

Key contacts list

One of the initiatives of the Statement of Community Involvement is to keep an up-to-date list of 'key contacts'.

This is a list of organisations and groups that we will consider contacting for consultation on our Local Development Framework.

Housing land supply

The Council has a 5 year supply of land for housing. This is confirmed in the District Plan Inspectors Report (paragraph 35 onwards). MSDC 22 provides more detail regarding the 5 year supply calculation (paragraph 37).

'Commitments' are dwellings that have not been finished but benefit from extant planning permission or are allocated in the Local Plan, Small Scale Housing Allocations DPD or in a Neighbourhood Plan - and can be developed within the plan period.

Previous monitoring years

Government Consultations

Mid Sussex District Council have made the following responses to Government consultations on national policy.

Last updated: 09 October 2018