Decision details

Getting Building Fund - Grant Agreements

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Strategic Management and Economic Development

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Lead Member will be asked to: Approve East Sussex County Council entering into grant agreements to transfer funding secured from SELEP to East Sussex projects, subject to SELEP’s prioritisation of East Sussex schemes within its Getting Building Fund reserve pipeline programme at its meeting on 21 October 2022.



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




6.2       The Leader and Lead Member RESOLVED to:


(1) Approve grant funding up to the total value of £1,620,514 to the following four projects, subject to prioritisation and approval of each project’s business case by the SELEP Accountability Board:


(i)            Winter Garden Phase 2 - £900,000

(ii)           Seven Sisters County Park, Visitor Infrastructure Uplift - £84,100

(iii)          Observer Building - Essential elements - £315,000

(iv)          Accessing Charleston: Removing the barrier to growth (Project Extension) - £321,414


(2) Delegate authority to the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport (CET), in consultation with the Chief Finance Officer, to agree the terms of the variation to the existing grant or funding agreements or new grant or funding agreements as appropriate (including any necessary documentation with SELEP and the project deliverers for each project), and take all other necessary actions as required to implement decision 1 above.




6.3       The four projects highlighted in the report all help to support the objectives and priority areas of the Government’s Getting Building Fund as well as the aims and ambitions of the County Council’s core priority of driving sustainable economic growth.

Report author: Alex Colbran

Publication date: 29/11/2022

Date of decision: 29/11/2022

Decided at meeting: 29/11/2022 - Lead Member for Strategic Management and Economic Development

Effective from: 06/12/2022

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