Mid Sussex District Council (MSDC) approved its Corporate Plan and Budget for 2019/20 at a meeting of Full Council on Wednesday 27 February 2019.
The 2019/20 Corporate Plan and Budget is set to focus on supporting economic progression and the ambitious growth programme in Mid Sussex. It will also allow for the protection of frontline services as well as investment in community services and facilities.
Councillor Garry Wall, Leader of Mid Sussex District Council said “We will be continuing to invest to support local communities. 2019/20 will see us advance some of our most ambitious objectives to date. These include the Burgess Hill Growth Programme which is one of the largest projects we have ever been involved in.
“We will support economic growth through the delivery of full-fibre gigabit connectivity and increase the number of electric vehicles charging points around our District.
“We will secure infrastructure improvements to support housing growth, like GP surgeries, schools and community facilities. A masterplan for Haywards Heath and a Conservation Area management plan for East Grinstead will be developed.
“Further, we will invest in our playing pitches, playgrounds, parks and open spaces.
“To improve the health of Mid Sussex residents our Wellbeing team will continue their work in the community to help people make healthy lifestyle choices. Once again we will invest in our leisure centres to make sure we have great facilities to help people stay fit and active.
“It is seldom an easy job setting a Corporate Plan and Budget for the year ahead. However, we are determined to provide the best range of services we can. It’s vitally important that we continue to plan for the long-term, invest wisely and focus our resources on the things that matter most to local people.”
The Mid Sussex portion of Council tax will increase by 3.1% in 2019/20 which equates to £4.95 or just 10p per week for an average Band D property.