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Mid Sussex District Plan lacks ambition

Revised, greener plan is an improvement but needs to be bolder on affordable housing, while cutting overall targets.

CPRE Sussex says the new plan is greener than its predecessor and includes tougher new home energy standards.

However, it is ‘disappointed’ that the plan is not more ambitious and says residents have been unable to contribute to its development in a way that works best for the long-term future of the district.

CPRE Sussex criticised the lack of focus on brownfield sites, and the climate impacts of car-dependent development.

It also called for the protection for the ‘rural jewel’ of the Low Weald.

The full CPRE Sussex response to the plan is available via

Mid Sussex District Plan response

Added 4 March 2024
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