In accordance with Section 20 of the Planning & Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended), the Mid Sussex District Plan 2015 Submission and the Focused Amendments 2016 were submitted to the Secretary of State on 17 August 2016. 

Inspector Jonathan Bore, MRTPI, has been appointed to conduct an examination to determine whether the District Plan is sound.

Pauline Butcher has been appointed as the Programme Officer for the Examination and will deal with all procedural, administrative and programming matters under the direction of the Inspector.

She has written to all representors to inform them of her role and will notify them when further information about the Examination becomes available.

Her contact details are: 

Tel: 07823-494353
Email: ldfprogrammeofficer@tiscali.co.uk 

The Inspector is aware that Document BP1 of the submitted Mid Sussex District Plan contains proposed modifications which have not been subject to consultation.

These modifications do not arise from consultation and are substantial in nature as they include changes to the affordable housing requirement and a substantial reduction in the quantum of housing available to meet other authorities’ unmet needs.

The Inspector wrote to the Council on this and a number of other issues arising from the submitted plan (ID1). The Council responded to the Inspector (MSDC 1).

The Inspector has confirmed that "For the purposes of the Examination Hearings, the Inspector will use Document BP1 "Submission Version incorporating further amendments and further proposed modifications" as the main reference point, except in the case of Policy DP29: Affordable Housing, which will remain for the time being as set out in Document BP2 ""Pre-Submission Draft" as indicated in MSDC 1."

Hearing Sessions

The Programme Officer will notify representors as further information becomes available and this website will be updated.

Hearing Session: Land north of Clayton Mills, Hassocks - 5th February 2018

Having considered representations received on the Main Modifications, the Inspector, Jonathan Bore, held a short hearing on the issues relating to the new site allocation on land north of Clayton Mills, Hassocks on Monday 5th February.

The hearing sessions have now closed, and the Council is awaiting the Inspector's Report.

Main Modifications Consultation: October 2nd - November 13th 2017

The Mid Sussex District Plan was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate in August 2016. A Planning Inspector has held a number of Examination Hearings, the most recent being in July 2017. At these hearings the Inspector recommended that the Plan could proceed to adoption subject to a number of modifications.

The Council undertook a public consultation on the Main Modifications that are proposed. The Main Modifications are changes, additions or deletions required to make the plan ‘sound’ and have been prepared in liaison with the Planning Inspector during the course of the Examination. These are set out in the Schedule of Main Modifications.

The consultation ran from Monday 2nd October - Monday 13th November.

The consultation documents can be downloaded below:

Inspector's documents (ID)

 

Inspector's Documents
Ref Document Date Published
ID1 Inspector's Initial Questions - Housing 15 September 2016
ID2 Guidance Note for Housing Hearings 14 October 2016
ID3 Housing Matters - Questions for Examination Hearings - Amended 31 October 2016
ID4 Housing Matters - Agenda for Hearings - 29 November to 1 December 2016 22 November 2016
ID5 Housing Matters - Agenda for Hearings - 9 December 2016 8 December 2016
ID6 Housing Matters - Agenda for Hearings - 12 to 13 January 2017 10 January 2017
ID7 Letter to Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common Parish Council - District Plan Examination Relationship to neighbourhood plans 10 January 2017
ID8 Inspector's comments and questions: site allocations and non-housing policies - for Hearings to commence 28 February 2017 - Revised 9 February 2017 9 February 2017
ID9 Note from Inspector Re Non-Housing Questions 31 January 2017
ID10 Housing Matters - Agenda for Hearings - 8 to 9 February 2017 31 January 2017
ID11 Inspector's Letter - Interim Conclusions on the Housing Requirement 20 February 2017
ID12 Site Allocations and Non-Housing Policies Hearing - Agenda for 28 February 2017 21 February 2017
ID13 Inspector's Minor Wording Changes (para 2.13, DP18, DP19, DP20, DP40) 21 February 2017
ID14 Inspector's Letter - Response to MSDC9 24 February 2017
ID15 Inspector's Letter - Response to MSDC10 27 February 2017
ID16 Housing Provision: Further Work - Agenda for Hearing on 3 March 2017 27 February 2017
ID17 Inspector's Letter - Response to MSDC11 2 March 2017
ID18 Inspector's Letter - Response to MSDC12 17 March 2017
ID19 (i) Inspector's Letter - Re Ashdown Forest High Court Judgment
(ii) Wealden District Council v (1) SSCLG (2) Lewes District Council (3) South Downs National Park Authority and Natural England
21 March 2017
ID20 Inspector's Letter - Response to MSDC8a 24 March 2017
ID21 Inspector's Letter - Response to MSDC14 27 March 2017
ID22 Inspector's Letter to Home Builders Federation Re: 2/15604 30 March 2017
ID23 Inspector's Note to the Examination 31 March 2017
ID24 Instructions for participants and provisional agenda for Hearings on 25 to 26 July 2017 25 May 2017
ID25 Agenda for Hearings (25th - 26th July 2017) Revision 1 19 July 2017

 

Mid Sussex District Council documents (MSDC)
Ref Document Date Published
MSDC 1 Mid Sussex District Council (Response to ID1 29 September 2016
MSDC 2 Housing Matters Statement (Response to ID3) 8 November 2016
MSDC 3 Note to the Mid Sussex District Plan Examination from MSDC 8 December 2016
MSDC 4 Affordability, Calculating Affordable Housing Requirements and Unmet Needs 6 January 2017
MSDC 5 Sustainability Appraisal / SHLAA - Housing Provision Implications 6 January 2017
MSDC 5a Sustainability Appraisal/ SHLAA - Housing Provision Implications 27 January 2017
MSDC 6 SHLAA - Test of Sites Paper
Site Maps
27 January 2017
MSDC 7 Constraints and Capacity - Summary Paper 27 January 2017
MSDC 8 MSDC Response to Inspector's Questions: Site Allocations and Non-Housing Policies (ID8) - updated 16 February 2017 15 February 2017
MSDC 8a MSDC response to ID13, issues arising from 28th February hearing and to the matter of employment land (DP2 and DP9) 17 March 2017
MSDC 8b MSDC response to ID20 regarding policies DP9, DP19, DP26 15 May 2017
MSDC 8c MSDC response to ID11 and ID21 regarding policies DP5: Housing and DP6: Settlement Hierarchy 15 May 2017
MSDC 8d MSDC proposed amendments to Chapter 5: Monitoring and DP26: Accessibility 5 June 2017
MSDC 8e MSDC proposed amendments to DP29: Affordable Housing 2 October 2017
MSDC 9 Letter to the Inspector from Mid Sussex District Council Re: ID11 22 February 2017
MSDC10 Letter to the Inspector from Mid Sussex District Council Re: ID14 24 February 2017
MSDC11 Letter to the Inspector from Mid Sussex District Council Re: 3rd March Hearing 2 March 2017
MSDC12 Letter to the Inspector from Mid Sussex District Council Re: ID11 17 March 2017
MSDC13 Letter to the Inspector from Mid Sussex District Council Re: ID18(i) 17 March 2017
MSDC14 Letter to the Inspector from Mid Sussex District Council Re: ID18(ii) 27 March 2017
MSDC15 Letter to the Inspector from Mid Sussex District Council Re: ID23 - 5 year supply position 12 April 2017
MSDC15a Updated 5-Year Supply Position - 17 July 2017 17 July 2017
MSDC15b Update 5-year Supply Position - 21 July 2017 (Supersedes MSDC15a) 24 July 2017
MSDC16 Northern West Sussex HMA Implications - Re: ID11 and ID21 15 May 2017
MSDC17 i) Letter to the Inspector from Mid Sussex District Council Re: ID11 and ID21
ii) Policy Changes Log as of 12 May 2017
15 May 2017
MSDC18 i) Letter to the Inspector from Mid Sussex District Council Re: Implications of the Wealden case related to Ashdown Forest
ii) Note to the Mid Sussex District Plan Examination on the Implications of the Wealden Case Related to Ashdown Forest
5 June 2017
MSDC18a MSDC Letter to Inspector Re: ID24
MSDC Clarification Statement Re: MSDC18
10 July 2017
MSDC19 HMA Unmet Need - Scenarios 1a-4b and Implications for Stepped Trajectory 31 July 2017
MSDC20 Revised policy DP5: Housing (post-hearings - v2) 18 August 2017
MSDC21 District Plan - Timetable to Adoption 7 August 2017
MSDC21a District Plan – Updated Post-Hearings Timetable 21/09/2017
MSDC22 Consideration of Options to Strengthen the Five Year Housing Supply 2 October 2017
MSDC23 Northern West Sussex HMA - Agreed Changes to DP5: Housing 2 October 2017
MSDC24 Implications of Main Modifications on Ashdown Forest and the Strategic and Local Road Network 2 October 2017
MSDC25 MSDC Commentary on Main Issues raised during Main Modifications consultation 1 December 2017
MSDC26 District Plan Main Modifications – Consultation Summary Report 8 December 2017
MSDC27 Response from MSDC to the Inspector’s Matters for Clayton Mills, Hassocks on 5 February 2018 23 January 2018

 

 

Examination Documents (ED)

 

Ref Document Date Published
ED1 Northern Arc - Statement of Common Ground 8 December 2016
ED2 Developers Forum - Statement of Common Ground 7 February 2017
ED3 Homes and Communities Agency - Letter Regarding Fairbridge Way 8 December 2016
ED4 Glenbeigh - Letter Regarding Fairbridge Way 8 December 2016
ED5 Fairfax - Letter Regarding Delivery at Rookery Farm 8 December 2016
ED6 Letter from MSDC to Secretary of State Re: Birchen Lane Appeal 8 December 2016
ED7 Letter from Secretary of State to MSDC Re: Birchen Lane Appeal 8 December 2016
ED8 Developer Forum Position Statement 8 December 2016
ED9 Rydon Homes - Letter Regarding Fairbridge Way 8 December 2016
ED10 Wates Developments - Letter Regarding Fairbridge Way 8 December 2016
ED11 Linden Homes - Letter Regarding Fairbridge Way 8 December 2016
ED12 Thakeham Homes - Letter Regarding Fairbridge Way 8 December 2016
ED13 Wellbeck Strategic Land - Letter Regarding Fairbridge Way 8 December 2016
ED14 Miller Homes - Letter Regarding Fairbridge Way 8 December 2016
ED15 Updated position on promoted sites in the Planning System 13 December 2016
ED16 (i) Correspondence from Lord Lytton to MSDC Re: Crabbet Park
(ii) Crabbet Park Land Ownership Plan
(iii) Correspondence from MSDC to Lord Lytton Re: Crabbet Park
09 February 2017
ED17 Letter from Nexus Planning 18 April 2017
ED18 Revised policy DP5 - for discussion on 25 June 2017 - Note: this policy will be revised further following the hearing 31 July 2017
ED19 Revised policy DP5 - Alternative wording following a meeting with the Forum 31 July 2017
ED20 Vale of White Horse / Cherwell - Policy Examples (available on request) 31 July 2017
ED21 Nexus - Statement of Common Ground 31 July 2017

 

 

Housing matters statements (Hearings: November 2016 - March 2017) - representor statements
Ref Document Date Published
1/DF Mid Sussex Developers Forum Statement 9 November 2016
2/DF i) Mid Sussex Developers Forum - OAN Position - January 2017
ii) Mid Sussex Developers Forum - Committed Supply and Affordable Housing Need Position - January 2017
iii) Further Note related to MSDC4
6 January 2017
6 January 2017
13 January 2017
3/DF (i) Mid Sussex Developers Forum - Covering Letter
(ii) Mid Sussex Developers Forum - Sample SHLAA Assessments
27 January 2017
4/DF Mid Sussex Developers Forum - Letter to Inspector on 31 March 2017 4 April 2017
1/65 Hassocks Parish Council 9 November 2016
1/68 Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common Parish Council 9 November 2016
2/68 Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common Parish Council -The role of Neighbourhood Plans in allocating housing sites - December 2016 10 January 2017
1/99 Crawley Borough Council 9 November 2016
1/181 Tandridge District Council 9 November 2016
1/2229 Dave Evans 9 November 2016
1/2335 Rydon Homes Ltd 9 November 2016
2/2335 Rydon Homes Ltd - Proposed Correction to MSDC5 13 January 2017
1/3139 Village Developments 9 November 2016
1/14681 JAA on behalf of Wates Developments Ltd 9 November 2016
2/14681 JAA on behalf of members of the Developers Forum 4 April 2017
1/14791 Mr W P Field 9 November 2016
1/14810 Mr D J Peacock - Letter to the Inspector
Jubb Consulting on behalf of Mr D J Peacock
30 January 2017
1/14982 CPRE Sussex
Letter to the Inspector
9 November 2016
20 November 2016
2/14982 CPRE Sussex - Statement Re MSDC 5 13 January 2017
3/14982 CPRE Sussex - Statement for Hearings on 8/9 February 3 February 2017
1/15308 Mr Neil Kerslake 9 November 2016
2/15308 Mr Neil Kerslake - Further Statement - January 2017
Mr Neil Kerslake - Further Statement (addendum) January 2017
Mr Neil Kerslake - Second Further Statement January 2017
6 January 2017
6 January 2017
6 January 2017
3/15308 Mr Neil Kerslake - Statement on SHLAA and SA 20 January 2017
4/15308 Mr Neil Kerslake - Letter Re ID21 30 March 2017
1/15521 Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd 9 November 2016
1/15552 Norris Farms Partnership 9 November 2016
1/15604 Home Builders Federation 9 November 2016
2/15604 Home Builders Federation - Letter to Inspector 30 March 2017
1/15616 Linden Ltd 9 November 2016
2/15616 i) Linden Ltd - Letter to the Inspector
ii) SHLAA Comparison
27 January 2017
1/15663 Hallam Land Management 9 November 2016

1/15705

1/17448

Gleeson Developments Ltd, Rydon Homes Ltd and Wates Developments Ltd 9 November 2016
1/16451 Mayfield Market Towns Ltd 9 November 2016
2/16451 Mayfield Market Towns Ltd - Further Statement - January 2017 6 January 2017
3/16451 Mayfield Market Towns Ltd 23 January 2017
4/16451 Mayfield Market Towns Ltd - Note Re MSDC5a, MSDC6 and MSDC7 31 January 2017
5/16451 Mayfield Market Towns Ltd - Note Re ID11 27 March 2017
1/20080 Thakeham Homes Ltd 9 November 2016
1/20110 Anstone Developments Ltd 9 November 2016
1/20151 LAMBS 9 November 2016
1/20257 Mrs Christine Loewy 9 November 2016
1/20293 Thakeham Homes Ltd 9 November 2016
1/20318 Countryside Properties 9 November 2016
2/20318 Countryside Properties - MSDC SHLAA Analysis 24 January 2017
1/20319 Gleeson Developments Ltd 9 November 2016
2/20319 Nexus - Note to Examination 12 January 2017
3/20319 Nexus/ Gleeson Developments 18 April 2017
1/20327 David Crowther 9 November 2016
1/20329 Thakeham Homes Ltd 9 November 2016
2/20329 Thakeham Homes Ltd 13 January 2017
1/20533 Haywards Heath Golf Club 9 November 2016
1/20534 Welbeck Strategic Land II LLP - Imberhorne Farm 9 November 2016

 

Last updated: 16 August 2018