Consultation on the Hassocks Neighbourhood Plan ran from Monday 22nd July 2019 until Monday 16th September 2019 and the consultation is now closed.  For further information please click here.


Mid Sussex District Council as the Local Planning Authority has published the Hassocks Neighbourhood Plan for public consultation in accordance with part 5 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.

Hassocks Parish lies to the south of Burgess Hill, and contains the villages of Hassocks and Keymer and the hamlet of Clayton. The southern part of the Parish is located within the South Downs National Park. The NDP includes policies on Housing, Local Gaps, Local Green Spaces, environment, heritage, community Infrastructure, transport, the economy and sustainability. Once adopted, these policies will be used to determine planning applications locally along with the Mid Sussex District Plan.

Consultation on the Submission (Regulation 16) version of the Neighbourhood Plan is taking place for 8 weeks from 9:00am Monday 22nd July 2019 until Midnight Monday 16th September 2019. All representations received from this consultation will be forwarded to an independent Examiner appointed to examine the Neighbourhood Plan.

Copies of the Hassocks Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents are available to view on MSDC website at: www.midsussex.gov.uk/neighbourhoodplans

Hard copies of the plan are available for inspection at:

Mid Sussex District Council Offices, Oaklands Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 1SS (normal office hours apply); and

Hassocks Parish Council Offices,  Parish Centre, Adastra Park, Keymer Rd, Hassocks  BN6 8QH (opening hours Monday to Thursday 10am to 2pm;  Friday 10am to 12 noon)

How to Make Representations:

Formal comments can be submitted online using the representation form at: www.midsussex.gov.uk/neighbourhoodplans or by email to: neighbourhoodplans@midsussex.gov.uk or to Planning Policy and Economic Development, Mid Sussex District Council, Oaklands Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1SS.

All comments must be received by midnight on Monday 16th September 2019. All comments received will be public information (personal contact details will not be published).

If you have any queries, please contact the Planning Policy and Economic Development Team on (01444 477263) or email neighbourhoodplans@midsussex.gov.uk

Any representations may include a request to be notified regarding the decision under Regulation 19 (decision on making a plan) to make the submitted neighbourhood development plan for Hassocks Parish.