Service support

For:

  • Questions relating to the online planning register
  • Questions relating to The Planning Portal
  • Fee queries
  • Validation questions
  • Planning and appeal administration
  • To find out whether a tree is in a conservation area or is subject to a tree preservation order
  • Questions and/or issues relating to the submission of planning applications
  • Queries on the status of an  application
  • Committee dates
  • Payments for planning applications/conditions/pre-application advice
  • Questions regarding vehicle crossovers and dropped kerbs

Tel: 01444-477019
Email: servicesupport@midsussex.gov.uk

Planning officers

For:

  • Pre-application questions
  • General planning advice

Important note: All planning advice will need a written request. Please visit our Do I need planning permission page for more information. We will need the full address of the property/site.

No planning advice will be given by phone.

Tel: 01444-477566
Email: planninginfo@midsussex.gov.uk

Summary of the Service Charter for Development Management (Planning)

Planning history

Planning and Building Control document request form

  • Copies of planning permissions
  • Enforcement and legal agreement documents
  • Tree preservation orders (TPOs)
  • Building control completion certificates

Tel: 01444-477340
Email: 
planninghistory@midsussex.gov.uk

Planning investigations

For:

  • Reporting a suspected breach of planning
  • Planning investigation questions

Email: planninginvestigations@midsussex.gov.uk

Or call the relevant officer:

Priscilla Goreeba and Georgina Callini (North)
Tel:
01444-477334

  • Ashurst Wood
  • Ardingly
  • East Grinstead
  • Horsted Keynes
  • West Hoathly
  • Turners Hill
  • Worth

Michael Martin (Central)
Tel: 
01444-477357

  • Balcombe
  • Bolney
  • Ansty and Staplefield
  • Cuckfield
  • Haywards Heath
  • Lindfield
  • Lindfield Rural
  • Slaugham

Jon Lavis (South)
Tel:
01444-477338

  • Albourne
  • Burgess Hill
  • Hassocks
  • Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common
  • Twineham

For areas within the South Downs National Park:
Tel:
01730-814810
Email: planning@southdowns.gov.uk

  • Fulking
  • Newtimber
  • Poynings
  • Pyecombe
  • Clayton

 

Trees and landscapes

Check if your trees are subject to a preservation order - Map

For questions relating to trees that are either in a conservation area or are subject to tree preservation areas:

Tel: 01444-477445
Email: 
treeenquiries@midsussex.gov.uk

Please note: You will need to contact a private tree surgeon for advice for trees that are outside of conservation areas and are not subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO).

Conservation

For:

  • Conservation
  • Listed buildings
  • Heritage

Tel: 01444-477385

Planning policy

For:

  • Questions relating to the District Plan
  • Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
  • Gypsy and traveller sites
  • Section 106 queries
  • Ashdown Forest/SANG/SAMM
  • Neighbourhood plans
  • Questions relating to the 'Northern Arc' development at Burgess Hill

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

Last updated: 18 April 2018