We are committed to delivering sustainable communities that are safe, healthy and inclusive. To help achieve this, we expect new developments to provide or contribute directly towards the provision of necessary infrastructure.

These developer contributions are often known as Section 106 planning obligations.

We are currently preparing three Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) in relation to developer contributions that will be subject to consultation in April 2018. Please see our Supplementary Planning Documents page for information.

Ashdown Forest mitigation contributions

Planning applications for residential development within 7km of Ashdown Forest will need to make a financial contribution towards both Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) and Strategic Access Management and Monitoring (SAMM) mitigation.

For more information please visit our Protecting Ashdown Forest page.

Mid Sussex District Council contributions

Contribution rates for residential development

Open Market
Mix / Occupancy No. Units Community Buildings Local Community Public Art Recreation Recycling Total
1 bed units (1.5) 1 £288 £375 £150 £663 £100 £1,576
2 bed units (2.2) 1 £422 £550 £220 £2,008 £100 £3,300
3 bed units (2.5) 1 £480 £625 £250 £2,282 £100 £3,737
4 + bed units (3) 1 £576 £750 £300 £2,739 £100 £4,465
TOTAL 4 £1,766 £2,300 £920 £7,692 £400 £13,078

 

Affordable Housing
Mix/Occupancy No. Units Community Buildings Local Community Public Art Recreation Recycling Total
1 bed units (1.5) 1 £193 £251 £100 £442 £67 £1,053
2 bed units (2.2) 1 £283 £369 £147 £1,345 £67 £2,211
3 bed units (2.5) 1 £322 £419 £168 £1,529 £67 £2,505
4 + bed units (3) 1 £386 £503 £200 £1,835 £67 £2,991
TOTAL 4 £1,184 £1,542 £615 £5,151 £268 £8,760

West Sussex County Council contributions

West Sussex County Council may require developer contributions for:

  • Highways
  • Education and other facilities for children and young people
  • Fire and rescue services, including fire hydrants
  • Libraries
  • Services supporting older people and those with disabilities and mental health needs
  • Waste management

There are contribution calculators on the West Sussex County Council website for working out contributions for Sustainable Transport (TAD), Education and Libraries.

Calculation-based contributions are relevant for developments up to 500 units and beyond this threshold West Sussex County Council will ordinarily seek bespoke infrastructure requirements.

For further detailed guidance on Section 106 planning obligations for West Sussex County Council, please visit the West Sussex County Council s106 webpages.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

We intend to progress work on a Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule, which will set out the charging rates for new developments in Mid Sussex.

No timetable has been decided for this work yet.

Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP)

We are preparing an Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP) for Mid Sussex.

It will identify all types of infrastructure needed to support new homes and employment.

Contact us

Tel: 01444-477053
Email: planningpolicy@midsussex.gov.uk

Last updated: 16 May 2018