Planning Approval Conflicts with Hassocks Neighbourhood Plan

Planning Approval – DM/15/0626
Land at Rear of Friars Oak, Hassocks

On Thursday 13 October 2016 – The District Planning Committee approved an outline Planning Application for 130 houses.

The Parish Council are seriously concerned that, after encouraging the Parish Council to produce a Neighbourhood Plan and that Plan now being in the hands of MSDC awaiting Examination, Officers and Councillors at MSDC have taken virtually no account the Plan.  The Neighbourhood Plan provides an objectively assessed housing need which has been met in the Plan through sustainable development and does not allocate this site for development.  Having allocated sufficient land to meet the assessed housing need The Plan further recognised the wishes of the Community and allocated this site as Local Green Space.

The Parish Council is seeking an urgent meeting with the Chief Executive of Mid Sussex District Council to review the effect this decision will have on the Neighbourhood Plan.

Further information will be available on our website in due course.