Latest News


07/04/2016 - Society spring Newsletter now available.


Our Spring Newsletter is now available on this website.


It contains articles on;


The Society's Tree Planting Scheme

The High Street Shops - use them or lose them!

Conservation & Design Awards 2016

Hassocks Neighbourhood Plan

A change of stile!

AGM 23rd April 2016 2pm in the Village Centre

and more!!!


Look under webpage 'Newsletters' or click here.


21/01/2016 - Hurstpierpoint Society AGM - 23rd April 2016


The Hurstpierpoint Society Annual General Meeting will take place in the Village Centre Conference Room on the 23rd of April 2016 at 14.00 hours.


All Members are welcome.


20/03/2015 - Our Spring 2015 Newsletter now online.


Our Spring 2015 Newsletter is now available online.


It is 6 pages and includes such subjects as;


Neighbourhood Plan

Hurstpierpoint Tennis Club

Society AGM date

Gatwick 2nd Runway

Mid Sussex District Plan

Ladies Walk

Does the Society make a difference

Hurst Players and Film Society

Building Maintenance

Conservation and Design Awards






13/02/2015 - Results of Neighbourhood Plan Referendum - 12th February 2015


We are pleased to provide the results of the Neighbourhood Plan Referendum.


2139 residents voted representing a 42% turnout.


1972 voted YES and 162 voted NO.


92.4% in favour of the Neighbourhood Plan.


Congratulations to the the Parish Council who have worked hard over a number of years to obtain this result.




26/01/2015 - Hurstpierpoint Society - AGM 25th April


The Annual General Meeting of the Hurstpierpoint Society is scheduled to take place at the Village Hall on Saturday 25th April 2015 at 2.00pm.

More details closer to the date.


04/12/2014 - Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common - Neighbourhood Plan



Hurstpierpoint Society has been informed that the Referendum on Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common Neighbourhood Plan will be held on Thursday, 12th February 2015.


The Referendum is the opportunity for eligible residents of the parish to vote for or against the Plan's adoption. For the Plan to be adopted it will need more than 50% of the voters to vote YES.


The Society supports the Plan in all its aspects and not simply that of development. The housing developments contained in the Plan have already obtained planning permission and any votes against the Plan will have no effect on their status.


For the Parish Council to have control and leverage on what takes place in our community, now and into the future, it needs approval of the Neighbourhood Plan.





21/11/2014 - Mid Sussex District Council Planning Policy Update


Mid Sussex District Council

Planning Policy Update


21st November 2014


District Plan 2014-2031 Consultation Draft


Mid Sussex District Council is consulting on its draft District Plan, along with a draft Sustainability Appraisal and draft Habitat Regulation Assessment. The role of the District Plan is to say broadly what, where, when and how development will take place in Mid Sussex over the next 17 years. These documents can be viewed online at




Whilst the overall strategy of the Plan has not changed from the 2013 District Plan, we want to give residents and other interested parties an opportunity to comment on the updated wording of the text and policies, some of which have changed significantly since our last public engagement. These changes have been as a result of responses received, discussions with the professional and statutory bodies including the Planning Inspectorate and Department for Communities and Local Government, cooperation with other local authorities and changes in guidance and national policy.The draft District Plan does not include a housing number, although it does include policies which allocate land at Burgess Hill for development. The housing number will be set once all of the technical work on housing need and capacity has been undertaken and discussions with our neighbouring authorities have concluded. There will be an opportunity to make comments on the housing number when the Plan is published in May 2015.


Consultation starts 21st November 2014 for 8 weeks with the consultation documents available online from that date. Consultation closes midnight 16th January 2015.


We would like to hear from you and would welcome your views. Comments can be submitted:






Post: Planning Policy and Economic Development, Oaklands, Oaklands Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1SS.


All comments received will be public information. More information can be found at or by telephone on 01444 477053.



07/10/2014 - The Woodland, Flora & Fauna Group


The Woodland, Flora & Fauna Group is a volunteer group dedicated to protecting local countryside and wildlife.


Since 2007 they have been fighting to conserve our local barn owl population with increasing year on year success.


They are pleased to report that this year has been the best yet!


Click here to view their latest Newsletter.






Hurstpierpoint Society, founded in 1962, is a well-supported village charity with more than 1,300 members, all committed to improving and protecting our village environment.


We take a particular interest in planning issues that might irrevocably damage the appearance and character of this historic village, or the ecology of the surrounding countryside.


The village features over 100 listed buildings within three conservation areas, containing an eclectic mix of architectural styles which we are committed to preserving.


Our bustling High Street contains both listed and unlisted buildings dating from the 14th century, including shops with living accommodation above. This results in a richness of streetscape which defines Hurstpierpoint as a village of character and charm.


The village boasts numerous societies covering a range of activities and interests for all ages.