Decision details

Renting of open storage space at Brampton Road Eastbourne

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Planned public infrastructure street works to Eastbourne centre require storage facilities for materials prior to their installation. It is proposed to rent an area of secure open storage space at Brampton Road Eastbourne for an initial one year period at a rental of £65,000.  The decision to take a one year lease on the storage space at this rental is requested.


5.1       The Lead Member considered a report by the Chief Operating Officer.




5.2       The Lead Member RESOLVED to:


1) Agree that East Sussex County Council take a new lease for approximately 12 months of land in Brampton Road Eastbourne, to be used as open storage space; and


2) Delegate authority to the Chief Operating Officer to determine the detailed terms of the lease, to approve the final lease negotiations and the signing of the lease by East Sussex County Council (ESCC). To take any other actions considered appropriate to give effect to the above decision to secure best value in accordance with the Local Government Act 1999.




5.3       There is a need for storage of bulk materials to be used by Council contractors in Phase 2a of the Eastbourne Town Centre Improvement Scheme. The need for storage close to the works, will reduce transportation and time costs as much as possible. There is a lack of alternative suitable storage space in the surrounding area.

Report author: John Tripp

Publication date: 23/05/2023

Date of decision: 23/05/2023

Decided at meeting: 23/05/2023 - Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change

Effective from: 31/05/2023

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