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: Mick Brixey (Chairman), Derek Stutchbury (Vice Chairman), James Horsman, Jonathan Aloof, Pam Dennis, Rob Lawson, Chris Hotblack and Fiona Rocks.
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