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Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common
Parish Council

Planning Information

Mid Sussex Council District Planning

The role of the Council’s Planning Committee in planning decisions

  • The Planning Authority is Mid Sussex District Council who has the final decision on whether planning permissions are granted or refused.
  • The Parish Council is a Statutory Consultee, which means that MSDC must ask for its opinion and take it into account, but not necessarily follow its recommendation. (The District Council can grant permission against the wishes of the Parish Council.)
  • The Parish Council has delegated its decision-making to the Planning Committee, which is authorised to express the Council’s view.
  • The Committee should take account of local planning policies, as detailed in the MSDC Local Plan (2004). It can also take guidance from the Parish Council’s Design Statement.
  • Members of the public attending Committee meetings are given the opportunity to speak on matters on the agenda, but should follow the procedures set down in the Council’s Standing Orders.

Planning application details

To check the current status and details of any planning application within the Mid Sussex Online Planning Register

It is helpful if you have the planning application reference number (such as DM/20/….), but you can search on addresses and postcodes.

South Downs National Park Authority

The South Downs National Park Authority is responsible for the planning issues in the southern section of our parish area, south of Hurstpierpoint.

Go to the Planning section of the SDNPA.

West Sussex Council District Planning

The West Sussex County Council is the Planning Authority for waste and minerals, education and highways matters.

Go to the planning section of the WSCC website.