Responsibility for planning in West Sussex is split between the County Council, the district and borough councils, and the South Downs National Park Authority.
Responsibility for planning in West Sussex is split between the county council, the district and borough councils, and the South Downs National Park Authority. Find out more about who does what.
Find out about the planning application process and submit or search applications online.
Development control is the process that regulates the development and use of land, involving the granting or refusing of applications for planning permission by the county council or the district and borough councils.
Our main role is to make provision for future mineral extraction and waste management and disposal activities with the least possible damage and disruption to local communities and the environment.
The government provides guidance about the planning system and how it works. This includes how to prepare policy documents and deal with planning applications. Find out about national and local planning policies, neighbourhood planning, and local plans.
We monitor the development and availability of residential, commercial, industrial and leisure land across West Sussex. This information supports local planning policies.
Contact details for Strategic Planning, which is responsible for many planning related matters in West Sussex.