This committee meets every three weeks and is the part of Mid Sussex District Council’s formal consultation process for making planning decisions. The Town Council do not make decisions but send in recommendations to the District Council who take these in to account when a decision is made.

The Councillors have had training to help them determine what is a “material consideration” when considering a planning application and are able to make comments as to whether an application meets the criteria of local or national policies.

As an example simply because a change to or introduction of a building spoils a view, this is not necessarily reasons in planning law to refuse an application. Changes that are out of character with a street scene or un-neighbourly may however be refused.

Agendas, minutes and reports for meetings of the Planning committee can be found below. Note that archived documents from previous years can be found in the archive.

Please note that while the public may ask questions during public question time this is not the place to make representations to the Committee concerning applications on the Agenda. The Chairman may curtail questions if the speaker is determined to be making representation.

Written representations may be considered by the Committee if received by the Town Clerk before noon on the day of the meeting either by circulation to the Committee or oral report at the meeting.

Agendas and reports


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