Roadworks in the town

The A22 (Lewes Road) has two-way rolling signals from the 26th of July – 19th of December.

Moat Road access from the A22 will be closed from Monday 5th September for three weeks due to emergency SGN gas works at Sandy Lane.

All the above road closure are being managed by West Sussex Highways, who can be contacted on 01243 642105.


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.

Planning Committee: The public must always make direct representation to the District Council who are the planning authority.   The Town Council standing orders do allow for 2 representations maximum to be made at the planning committee both for and/ or against an application (maximum 4 speakers per application).  Those wishing to speak must register at the start of the meeting and a form will be available to register strictly on a first come basis.  Anyone wishing to speak is advised to read the standing orders that relate to public speaking (a copy will be available at the meeting and are on the Council website).  There is a time limit, there is no right of comeback and excessive questions will be curtailed by the Chair. Written representations that you wish to have considered by the Town Council must be received by the Town Clerk before noon on the day of the meeting.

Once public question time ends the public may only observe the committees work, they are not allowed to ask or offer additional information.

Agendas and reports

Agenda & List - 12th September 2022
Agenda & List - 22nd August 2022
Agenda & List - 1st August 2022
Agenda & List - 11th July 2022
Agenda & List - 20th June 2022
Agenda & List - 30th May 2022
Agenda & List - 11th May 2022
Agenda & List - 20th April 2022
Agenda and List - 28th March 2022
Agenda & List - 7th March 2022
Agenda & List - 14th February 2022
Agenda & List - 24th January 2022
Agenda - 13th January 2022
Agenda & List - 5th January 2022


Minutes - 22nd August 2022
Minutes - 1st August 2022
Minutes - 11th July 2022
Minutes - 20th June 2022
Minutes - 30th May 2022
Minutes - 11th May 2022
Minutes - 9th May 2022
Minutes - 20th April 2022
Minutes - 28th March 2022
Minutes - 7th March 2022
Minutes - 14th February 2022
Minutes - 24th January 2022
Minutes - 13th January 2022
Minutes - 5th January 2022


Recordings of virtual meetings can be found on our YouTube channel.


To browse agendas, minutes and reports from previous years, please select a year and click Submit.