Decision details

Transport for the South East's draft proposal to Government - formal consultation

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To agree East Sussex County Council’s response to Transport for the South East’s formal consultation on their draft proposal to Government.

Decisions:

11.1     The Cabinet considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport.

 

11.2     It was RESOLVED to – agree the County Council’s response on the Transport for the South East’s formal consultation on their draft proposal to Government as set out in paragraphs 2.7 to 2.13 of the report.

Reason

11.3     the establishment of Transportfor the south east (TfSE) provides an opportunity to support and grow the economy through the delivery of their transport strategy – a programme of integrated transport projects and programmes to unlock growth, boost connectivity and speed up journeys whilst improving access to opportunities for all and protecting and enhancing our region’s unique environment.

11.4     Through the proposed range of powers and responsibilities being sought, TfSE will enable the council to more directly influence how and where money is invested by strategic transport providers, and help drive improvements for the travelling public and for businesses in the county, so helping to secure delivery of longstanding transport infrastructure ambitions.  In doing so, TfSE will provide a more co-ordinated strategic role that speaks with one voice for the region to government.

11.5     TfSE has set out their draft proposal to government for how they would achieve their ambition which is currently out to consultation.  Overall the county council is supportive of the draft proposal, and has a number of detailed comments as set out in sections 2.7 to 2.13 of the report which would form the basis of the county council’s formal response. 

 

Report author: Jon Wheeler

Publication date: 26/03/2021

Date of decision: 16/07/2019

Decided at meeting: 16/07/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 24/07/2019

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