Decision details

Road Safety Audit Policy for developments

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Transport and Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval for a policy for developers to ensure that the highway safety aspects of a development scheme have been properly and independently considered.


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




25.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to approve the use of the revised “Road Safety Audit Policy for Developments” as a policy document of the highway authority for assessing the safety implications of development proposals in East Sussex. 




25.3     Assessing road safety implications of a planning application for a development is a key aspect of considering planning applications.  The policy document has been developed based on the latest national guidance regarding Road Safety Audits to ensure that, where appropriate, suitable Road safety Audits are provided as part of the planning application.  This will allow safety implications to be fully assessed before any planning consent is granted.  This will help reduce safety risk on the highways of East Sussex. 


Report author: Rupert Clubb

Publication date: 18/10/2017

Date of decision: 16/10/2017

Decided at meeting: 16/10/2017 - Lead Member for Transport and Environment

Effective from: 24/10/2017

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