Adopted Supplementary Planning Documents

Affordable Housing SPD

The Affordable Housing SPD provides detailed information on the requirements for on-site and off‑site affordable housing provision.

Affordable Housing SPD (2018)

Background Documents

Design Guide SPD

The Design Guide is intended to inform and guide the quality of design for all development across Mid Sussex District. It sets out a number of design principles to deliver high quality new development that responds appropriately to its context and is inclusive and sustainable.

The Mid Sussex Design Guide covers the following types of development:

  • Urban extensions (residential-based developments)
  • Brownfield sites / urban infill / mixed-use developments
  • Rural developments
  • New dwelling design (houses and apartments)
  • Residential extensions
  • Building conversions
  • Commercial buildings / business parks / industrial estates

Mid Sussex Design Guide SPD (2020)

Background Documents

Development Infrastructure and Contributions SPD

The Development Infrastructure and Contributions SPD sets out the overall framework for planning obligations (including contributions).

It is intended to keep the contributions updated to ensure they reflect cost inflation. To inform the contributions, the District Council continues to engage with infrastructure providers on their infrastructure requirements.

The SPD has been updated (October 2019) following requests from West Sussex County Council in relation to new parking guidance, and from the CCG and Sussex Police in relation to their s106 calculators.

For information on the current Ashdown Forest mitigation contributions, please visit the Protecting Ashdown Forest webpage.

Development Infrastructure and Contributions SPD (2018)

Background Documents

Development Viability SPD

The Development Viability SPD provides information on the viability assessment process.

Development Viability SPD (2018)

Background Documents

Last updated: 30 January 2024