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.

Development Infrastructure and Contributions SPD (2018)

  • Health (CCG) s106 Calculator
  • Sussex Police s106 Calculator

Background Documents

Development Viability SPD

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

Development Viability SPD (2018)

Background Documents

  • Adoption Statement
  • Consultation Statement
  • Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening Report

Other Planning Documents

High Weald AONB Management Plan

The High Weald AONB Management Plan is a material consideration in planning decisions.

High Weald AONB Management Plan 2019-2024

Parking Guidance

West Sussex County Council has published guidance on parking at new developments (August 2019).

Please note that some made neighbourhood plans in Mid Sussex contain a policy on parking standards.

Last updated: 01 December 2020