Ardingly Parish Council is a statutory consultee in respect of all planning applications received by the District Council for the civil parish area of Ardingly.
This means that parish councillors have the opportunity to consider all planning applications received and to forward their recommendations to the District Council. It needs to be emphasised that it is the District Council that determines whether planning permission should be granted or not. In reaching a decision the District Council considers the planning issues involved, their own local plan policies, national planning policy guidance and all recommendations received from consultees, including the Parish Council. The parish council welcomes receiving copies of written representations that have been sent to the District Council outlining views on specific planning applications. Whenever these are received Councillors are informed of the content prior to their consideration of the plans in order to inform the decision making process.
The Parish Council no longer receives hard copies of plans from MSDC. However, plans for Ardingly applications can be viewed for inspection via the Clerks laptop at the Reading Room, Hapstead Hall on Tuesday mornings, from 10 to 12 am. These are also available to view on-line at the Mid Sussex District Council website.
The Parish Council’s Planning Advisory Committee makes recommendations on most planning applications and holds a Planning Committee Meeting on the first Tuesday of every month at 7 pm; but major proposals are considered by the full Parish Council. Members of the public are welcome to attend and can speak at the beginning of the meeting about any application on the agenda.
Planning Committee Members: Chris Hotblack (Chairman), Derek Stutchbury (Vice Chairman), Jonathan Aloof, Paul Burr, James Horsman, Jeremy James, Kathryn James, Gary Taylor
Public Notice; Haywards Heath Town Centre Master Plan
The draft Haywards Heath Town Centre Masterplan is now subject to a 6-week consultation, closing Monday 21st December at 5pm
How to Respond
The consultation is open until 5pm on 21st December 2020 and MSDC would like to hear your views.
You can respond:
- Online: Using the eForm (105kB PDF)
- Email: [email protected]
- Post: Planning Policy, Oaklands, Oaklands Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 1SS
Following the close of the consultation, a report summarising the response will be published, anticipated end January 2021. For all queries, please contact [email protected]
Supporting documents and further information can be found via the following link:
Minutes of Planning Committee Meetings 2020 can be viewed below:
Minutes of Planning Committee Meetings 2019 can be viewed below:
Minutes of Planning Committee Meetings 2018 can be viewed below:
Minutes of Planning Meetings 2017 can be viewed below:
Minutes of Planning Meetings 2016 can be viewed below:
No meeting held in August 2016