Mid Sussex District Council has recommended a revised draft of the District Plan for public consultation, to ensure the plan remains up to date, properly plans for infrastructure to be delivered alongside new homes, and protects the district from speculative, unplanned development.

East Grinstead residents are invited to a public consultation and exhibition for the proposal of new homes and community facilities on the land west of Imberhorne Lane, East Grinstead. If you have any comments on the proposal, please direct them to the District Council by emailing planninginfo@midsussex.gov.uk. Please click this link to access the consultation.

Neighbourhood Plan

The Council set up a working party in June 2011 to look towards preparing a neighbourhood plan. This plan will follow the framework as set out in the Localism Bill that became law in 2012. A neighbourhood plan is the locally formulated views as to the development of a town or parish within a District. In order to be adopted it has to be voted on by a referendum. If the “yes” vote wins the Neighbourhood Plan then has to be adopted by the District Council.

Neighbourhood Plan


The Council have undertaken a series of consultations and surveys between 2011 and 2013 and consulted on a first draft in October 2013. The feedback from that consultation, and lessons learnt from emerging plans around the country have resulted in a review of the plan and a second consultation launched 9.00 am on 27 July 2015. This second draft complete with the sustainability appraisal will be consulted on for 8 weeks (the minimum is 6) as the summer period is covered.

Latest News

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