Lead Member for Transport and Environment


DECISIONS made by the Lead Member for Transport and Environment, Councillor Claire Dowling, on 13 February 2023 at Committee Room, County Hall, Lewes



Councillors Carolyn Lambert and Stephen Shing spoke on item 4 (see minute 59)



55.         Decisions made by the Lead Cabinet Member on 16 January 2023


55.1     The Lead Member approved as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 16 January 2023.




56.         Disclosure of Interests


56.1     There were none.




57.         Urgent items


57.1     There were none.




58.         Reports


58.1     Reports referred to in the minutes below are contained in the minute book.






59.         Memorandum of Understanding between East Sussex County Council and South Downs National Park Authority - potential improvements to local transport infrastructure in and around the Seven Sisters Country Park and Exceat Bridge


59.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport.




59.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to:


1) approve that the County Council enters a Memorandum of Understanding with the South Downs National Park Authority; and


2) delegate authority to the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport to negotiate and agree the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding.




59.3     During discussions on the Exceat Bridge replacement scheme the National Park Authority identified a number of additional local transport improvements around the Bridge and Seven Sisters Country Park area which were not included in the scope of the bridge replacement project.


59.4     Therefore both parties agreed in principle, subject to approval, they would enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) setting out how they intend to work together to attempt to bring forward these additional transport improvements. These schemes will be subject to the availability of funding and developed within 7 years of entering into the MoU.