Decision details

Transport for the South East - Final Strategic Investment Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Following consultation on the draft SIP in summer 2022, the amended final SIP was approved by TfSE’s Board in November 2022

As a constituent authority of Transport for the South East, it is imperative that we seek Cabinet’s approval of the Strategic Investment Plan to ensure that the final document (currently programmed for publication in March 2023) includes the transport investment priorities for East Sussex for the period up to 2050.


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


45.2    The Cabinet RESOLVED to:

1)    Support Transport for the South East’s (TfSE) final draft Strategic Investment Plan (SIP); and

2)    As a constituent authority, to TfSE’s Partnership Board signing off the final SIP in March 2023 and submitting to Government in Spring 2023.




45.3    The transport and global policy interventions identified in the TfSE Strategic Investment Plan will deliver significant change in the County and support our key priorities specifically the levelling up of our communities who are most at need and importantly accelerate the delivery of the decarbonisation of transport. This will support greater strategic connectivity and resilience of our networks across the county and unlock opportunities for localised transport measures for public transport and active travel to support greater social inclusion, health, and wellbeing. The TfSE Strategy and SIP will also support policy development and the identification of strategic transport interventions as part of the current review of our Local Transport Plan, which is currently underway.

45.4    Following consultation in summer 2022, TfSE have revised their draft SIP and are seeking the constituent authorities consent to sign off the SIP in March 2023. Overall, the County Council is supportive of TfSE’s draft final SIP which has been amended to reflect some of the comments we made in our consultation response and makes the best case possible for long term investment in multi-modal transport infrastructure in East Sussex to support our local and TfSE’s priorities.



Report author: Jon Wheeler

Publication date: 07/03/2023

Date of decision: 07/03/2023

Decided at meeting: 07/03/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 14/03/2023

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