Decision details

East Sussex Bus Service Improvement Plan

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Transport and Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Approve the proposed East Sussex Bus Service Improvement Plan, prior to submission of the BSIP to the Department of Transport by the 31 October 2021 deadline. The BSIP proposals has been developed in collaboration with East Sussex bus operators, having engaged with stakeholders and members of the public. The Government’s funding allocations to local transport authorities for future bus service improvements are expected to be based on the strength and ambition of their BSIPs.


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




19.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to (1) approve the Aims, Objectives and Proposals contained in the draft Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP); and


(2) delegate authority to the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport to finalise the BSIP, containing the approved Aims, Objectives and Proposals, for submission to the Department for Transport.




19.3     The County Council mission as a local transport authority is to ensure that East Sussex residents and visitors enjoy the highest possible bus services that provide a frequent and comprehensive choice, reduce congestions and make a positive contribution to better air quality and decarbonisation.  This mission is supported by our authority’s bus operators who will play a key role in delivery.


19.4     The East Sussex BSIP is a highly ambitious plan that seeks to stimulate and drive significant improvements to bus services across the local authority area and the wider region.

Report author: Rupert Clubb

Publication date: 26/10/2021

Date of decision: 25/10/2021

Decided at meeting: 25/10/2021 - Lead Member for Transport and Environment

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