Decisions

Use the search options below to find information regarding recent decisions that have been taken by the Council’s Cabinet and Lead Members, and delegated decisions taken by officers.

Upcoming decisions of the Cabinet and Lead Members can be viewed in the Council’s Forward Plan, which is updated every month.

Decisions involving the procurement of goods or services can also be viewed on the Local Government Transparency Code For Contracts and Purchase Orders Over £5k webpage.

Decisions published

18/06/2022 - Award of Managed Services for Temporary Agency Resources contract ref: 1699    Recommendations Approved

To appoint a Managed Service Provider for Temporary Agency Resource. This contract is for the management and supply of temporary agency staffing across all council departments.

Decision Maker: Chief Operating Officer

Decision published: 21/06/2022

Effective from: 28/06/2022

Decision:

To approve the award of contract to the preferred bidder, Adecco UK Limited, selected via a thorough procurement exercise.

The Award Criteria was made up of Quality (including Social Value) and Price. The Quality submissions were independently evaluated by a panel consisting of service users across the Council. The Price was evaluated separately by Procurement.

Lead officer: Ros Parker


24/06/2022 - The East Sussex (Love Supreme Festival, Glynde) ref: 1698    Recommendations Approved

To facilitate the safety of participants, organisers and the travelling public attending the Love Supreme Festival in Glynde, East Sussex County Council have made an Order under Section 14(1)(b) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended, which will temporarily impose restrictions in the following lengths of road:-

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Economy and Transport

Decision published: 20/06/2022

Effective from: 24/06/2022

Decision:

Temporary Prohibition of Left Hand Turn
No vehicle shall be permitted to turn left onto C113 New Road from Glyndebourne

Temporary One-Way Traffic
C325 Moor Lane - restricting traffic travelling westbound from the junction of U5664 Neaves Lane to the junction of C113 New Road

Temporary 20 mph Speed Limit
C113 The Street / Lacys Hill / Bishops Walk / New Road – from its junction with U5665 Ranscombe Lane to the entrance to Glyndebourne
C325 Moor Lane – from the junction with C113 New Road to the junction with U5664 Neaves Lane

Temporary Prohibition of Waiting
C325 Moor Lane - from the junction with C113 New Road to the junction with U5664 Neaves Lane.
C113 Bishops Walk / Lacys Hill / The Street / Station Road - from the junction of C113 New Road to the national speed limit sign.
C113 New Road - from the junction with C325 Moor Lane to the entrance to Glyndebourne
U5665 Ranscombe Lane - from the junction with C113 The Street south-westwards for a distance of 200 metres.

Temporary Road Closure
C325 Moor Lane - at the junction of U5644 Neaves Lane (no access to the event).

The Order will be in force from 06.00hrs on 30 June 2022 to 14.00hrs on 4 July 2022

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times and access by emergency vehicles will not be affected.

If you require further information telephone Network Management on 0345 60 80 193.

Lead officer: Rupert Clubb


24/06/2022 - The East Sussex (A271 Upper Horsebridge, Hailsham)(Temporary Prohibition of Traffic) Order 2022 ref: 1697    Recommendations Approved

To allow East Sussex Highways to carry out works, East Sussex County Council have made an Order under Sections 14(1) and 15(1)(b) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended, which will temporarily close the following length of road;

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Economy and Transport

Decision published: 20/06/2022

Effective from: 24/06/2022

Decision:

Temporary Road Closure
Upper Horsebridge - from its junction with B2104 London Road to its junction with C208 Hawks Road

A safe route will be provided for pedestrians and vehicular access for residents and to properties maintained whenever possible with an alternative route for through traffic via A259 Battle Road / High Street / North Street / George Street / South Road - A22 Hailsham bypass - A271 Lower Horsebridge and vice versa.

The Order commences 27 June 2022 and lasts for a period of 18 months, or until works are completed, whichever is earlier. However, it is anticipated works will be undertaken from 20.00hrs to 06.00hrs between 27 June & 8 July 2022 depending upon the weather conditions.

If you require further information telephone Network Management on 0345 60 80 193.

Lead officer: Rupert Clubb


24/06/2022 - The East Sussex (B2099 High Street, Ticehurst)(Temporary Prohibition of Parking) Order 2022 ref: 1696    Recommendations Approved

To facilitate demolition of The Bells Public House, East Sussex County Council have made an Order under Sections 14(1) and 15(1)(b) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended, which will temporarily impose parking restrictions on the following length of road:

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Economy and Transport

Decision published: 20/06/2022

Effective from: 24/06/2022

Decision:

Temporary Prohibition of Parking
High Street – from no. 32 to Bells Cottages

The Order commences 27 June 2022 and lasts for a period of 18 months, or until works are completed, whichever is earlier. However, it is anticipated the restriction will be in place between 27 June & 19 December 2022 depending upon the weather conditions.

If you require further information telephone Network Management on 0345 60 80 193.

Lead officer: Rupert Clubb


14/06/2022 - Decisions made by the Lead Cabinet Member on 19 May 2022 ref: 1695    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change

Made at meeting: 14/06/2022 - Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change

Decision published: 20/06/2022

Effective from: 14/06/2022

Decision:

8.1       The Lead Member approved as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held of 19 May 2022.


17/06/2022 - The East Sussex (London to Brighton Bike Ride)(Special Event) Order 2022 ref: 1694    Recommendations Approved

On Sunday 19 June 2022, to enable the British Heart Foundation to hold the London to Brighton Bike Ride, East Sussex County Council have made an Order under Sections 16 A to C of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended, which will temporarily bring into force the following restrictions:-

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Economy and Transport

Decision published: 16/06/2022

Effective from: 17/06/2022

Decision:

Route to be followed
No person shall cause or permit any vehicle that is not participating in, or connected with the London to Brighton Bike Ride to proceed in, exit from, or turn into any of the lengths of road specified below, except upon the direction or with the permission of a police constable in uniform or that of a uniformed marshal who will be responsible for regulating the traffic flow:-

Restrictions will be in place between 06:00hrs until 20:00hrs on Sunday 19 June 2022.

Temporary One-Way Traffic Southbound
B2112 Foxhill / Ditchling Road (locally known as Luncies Hill) - closed to northbound traffic from the border with West Sussex, south to the Folders Lane roundabout.
Diversion for northbound traffic via A273 Brighton Road, A273 London Road, A273 Issac’s Lane, then onto the A272.

Temporary Road Closures
B2112 Common Lane, Ditchling - from the junction with B2113 Folders Lane roundabout through Ditchling Village leading into C203 Beacon Road/Ditchling Road, to the C5060 junction with C4500 Carden Avenue (Old Boat Corner), Brighton.

Further, to prohibit traffic from exiting from side roads onto the B2112 and C203 - U5241 South View, Orchard Lane, Dumbrells Court, C656 East End Lane, U5651 Church Lane, B2116 West Street, B2116 Lewes Road, B2112 Clayton Road, U5652 Nevill Cottages, U5682 Long Park Corner & U5240 Underhill Lane (west and east) will be closed.
Alternative route via C4500 Carden Avenue - Brighton & Hove bypass - A23(T) London Road - A273 Clayton Hill - B2112 New Road - C306 Lodge Lane - B2116 Keymer Road - C306 Ockley Lane/Keymer Road - B2113 Folders Lane, in both directions.

C6 Green Road, Wivelsfield – at the junction of the B2112 at the mini roundabout.

Diversion for northbound traffic on B2112 Ditchling Road / Fox Hill via C322 North Common Road - B2183 Beggars Wood Road then onto the A272 & southbound traffic via C6 South Road - C71 St Helena Lane - C71 Folders Lane East.

Temporary Prescribed Route - Ahead Only
B2112 Ditchling Road - at the Folders Lane roundabout junction with B2113 Folders Lane and Folders Lane East, eastbound and westbound traffic will have no right turn and no left turn in force.

Eastbound traffic travelling north on the B2112 will be diverted via Keymer Road & then north on the A273 Brighton Road.

Westbound traffic travelling north on the B2112 will be diverted via Folders Lane, south on Keymer Road - Ockley Lane - Keymer Road West to the A273, then north on the A273 to the A272.

Vehicles travelling north on Streat Lane will be diverted via St Helena Lane - South Road - North Common Road - Beggars Wood Road & the A272.

Vehicles travelling north on Plumpton Lane/Station Road will be diverted via South Road & then onto North Common Road.

Temporary Prohibition of Waiting
B2116 Lewes Road, Ditchling – south side - from the termination point of the No Waiting “At Any Time” restrictions at the eastern boundary of No.2 Lewes Road, eastwards to a point outside of Hob Cottage opposite the entrance to The Bull car park, a distance of 19 metres. This is required to maintain a free flow of traffic for cyclists and motor vehicles.

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times. Access by emergency vehicles will not be affected.

If you require further information telephone Network Management on 0345 60 80 193.

Lead officer: Rupert Clubb


17/06/2022 - The East Sussex (A275 South Road, South Common, South Chailey)(Temporary 40 mph Speed Limit) Order 2022 ref: 1693    Recommendations Approved

To allow East Sussex Highways to carry out works, East Sussex County Council have made an Order under Sections 14(1) and 15(1)(b) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended, which will temporarily restrict all traffic using the following lengths of road to a speed not exceeding 40 mph:-

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Economy and Transport

Decision published: 16/06/2022

Effective from: 17/06/2022

Decision:

Temporary 40 mph Speed Limit
South Road - outside Bevern Bridge Farm for a distance of 200 metres

The Order commences 21 June 2022 and lasts for a period of 18 months, or until the works are completed, whichever is the earlier. However, it is anticipated the speed restriction will be in place on 21 June 2022.

If you require further information telephone Network Management on 0345 60 80 193

Lead officer: Rupert Clubb


17/06/2022 - The East Sussex (A28 Northiam Road, Broad Oak)(Temporary Prohibition of Traffic) Order 2022 ref: 1692    Recommendations Approved

To allow East Sussex Highways to carry out works, East Sussex County Council have made an Order under Sections 14(1) and 15(1)(b) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended, which will temporarily close the following length of road;

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Economy and Transport

Decision published: 16/06/2022

Effective from: 17/06/2022

Decision:

Temporary Road Closure
Northiam Road - from its junction with B2089 Chitcombe Road to its junction with B2165 Horns Cross

A safe route will be provided for pedestrians and vehicular access for residents and to properties maintained whenever possible with an alternative route for through traffic via B2089 Chitcombe Road / Tank Hill / Whorne Woods / Catts Green - B2165 Cripps Corner Road / Northiam Road / Horns Cross and vice versa.

The Order commences 20 June 2022 and lasts for a period of 18 months, or until works are completed, whichever is earlier. However, it is anticipated works will be undertaken from 19:00hrs to 06:00hrs between 20 June & 4 July 2022 depending upon the weather conditions.

If you require further information telephone Network Management on 0345 60 80 193.

Lead officer: Rupert Clubb


17/06/2022 - The East Sussex (A269 London Road, Bexhill)(Temporary Prohibition of Traffic) Order 2022 ref: 1691    Recommendations Approved

To allow East Sussex Highways to carry out works, East Sussex County Council have made an Order under Sections 14(1) and 15(1)(b) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended, which will temporarily close the following length of road;

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Economy and Transport

Decision published: 16/06/2022

Effective from: 17/06/2022

Decision:

Temporary Road Closure
London Road - from its junction with A2036 Wrestwood Road to its junction with A2690 Combe Valley Way

A safe route will be provided for pedestrians and vehicular access for residents and to properties maintained whenever possible with an alternative route for through traffic via A269 Ninfield Road - A2036 Wrestwood Road - A2691 Mount View Street - A2690 Combe Valley Way and vice versa.

The Order commences 20 June 2022 and lasts for a period of 18 months, or until works are completed, whichever is earlier. However, it is anticipated works will be undertaken from 19:00hrs to 06:00hrs between 20 & 24 June 2022 depending upon the weather conditions.

If you require further information telephone Network Management on 0345 60 80 193.

Lead officer: Rupert Clubb


14/06/2022 - Uckfield Leisure Centre next steps ref: 1690    Recommendations Approved

To note options and agree next steps for the future operation of Uckfield Leisure Centre, held freehold by ESCC, following the end of the current Joint Use arrangements from July 2022.

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change

Made at meeting: 14/06/2022 - Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change

Decision published: 14/06/2022

Effective from: 21/06/2022

Decision:

14.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Chief Operating Officer, together with exempt information contained in a later agenda item and comments from Councillor Claire Dowling as the Local Member.

 

DECISIONS

 

14.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to  approve a 12 month lease extension from 18 July 2022 to Wealden District Council (WDC) in respect of community leisure facilities at Uckfield Community College, Uckfield.

 

REASONS

 

14.3     A 12 month property agreement will allow Wealden District Council to continue to provide community leisure facilities at Uckfield Community College.  The current lease dates from 1992 and involves financial contribution from East Sussex County Council, Uckfield Community College and Wealden District Council.  Wealden District Council have a leisure provider, Freedom Leisure and they are agreeing commercial terms direct with them for a 12 month contract extension.

Divisions affected: Uckfield North;

Lead officer: Pauline Young


14/06/2022 - Heathfield Leisure Centre next steps ref: 1689    Recommendations Approved

To note options and agree next steps for the future operation of Heathfield Leisure Centre, held freehold by ESCC, following the end of the current Joint Use arrangements from July 2022.

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change

Made at meeting: 14/06/2022 - Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change

Decision published: 14/06/2022

Effective from: 21/06/2022

Decision:

13.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Chief Operating Officer, together with exempt information contained in a later agenda item and written comments from Heathfield and Waldron Parish Council.

 

DECISIONS

 

13.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to:

1) Approve the proposal to hold a public consultation regarding the future of community use of the leisure facilities at Heathfield Community College;

 

2) Approve an extension of the current property agreement to Wealden District Council; and

 

3) Authorise the Chief Operating Officer to agree a further extension should it prove necessary.

 

REASONS

 

13.3     The purpose of the consultation is for East Sussex County Council to understand views on the current community leisure facilities at Heathfield College, and to enable East Sussex County Council to encourage ideas and suggestions on proposals to run the leisure facilities on a financially sustainable model.

 

13.4     A short term property agreement extension for 3 months from 18 July 2022 will enable continuation of service delivery whilst a six week consultation takes place. A further lease extension could possibly be agreed in September if necessary.

Divisions affected: Heathfield and Mayfield;

Lead officer: Pauline Young


14/06/2022 - Partnerships for People and Place project: Improving energy efficiency and fuel poverty in the Private Rental Sector (PRS) in Hastings ref: 1677    Recommendations Approved

The Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change is recommended to approve a grant between East Sussex County Council and Citizens Advice 1066 for delivery of stage one of the East Sussex County Partnerships for People and Place project, which aims to improve energy efficiency and fuel poverty in the private rented sector in three Hastings wards.

Stage one of the project will involve engaging with tenants and landlords to better understand the current barriers to investment in energy efficiency.

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change

Made at meeting: 14/06/2022 - Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change

Decision published: 14/06/2022

Effective from: 21/06/2022

Decision:

12.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Assistant Chief Executive.

 

DECISIONS

 

12.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to:

1) Approve the entering into of a grant between East Sussex County Council and Citizens Advice 1066 (CA1066) for delivery of stage one of the East Sussex County Partnerships for People and Place project; and 

 

2) Delegate authority to the Assistant Chief Executive in consultation with the Chief Finance Officer to agree the amount of the grant, the terms of the agreement and whether to extend the agreement to include stages two, three and four of the programme and the level of grant awarded to CA1066 for those stages.

 

REASONS

 

12.3     The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities have approved the delivery plan for the Partnerships for People and Place project, which focuses on improving energy efficiency and fuel poverty in the private rented sector in Hastings.

 

Divisions affected: Hastings - Braybrooke and Castle; Hastings - Central St Leonards and Gensing;

Lead officer: Harriet Judson


13/06/2022 - Petition to consider Road Safety at Eridge Green (A26) ref: 1687    Recommendations Approved

Petition to consider a request to slow down vehicles exceeding the existing 40mph speed limit, introduction of safe crossing facilities and improvements for other users on the A26 Eridge Green

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Transport and Environment

Made at meeting: 13/06/2022 - Lead Member for Transport and Environment

Decision published: 13/06/2022

Effective from: 18/06/2022

Decision:

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

 

11.2     Mr Ian Holton, the Lead Petitioner for the petition calling on the County Council to consider road safety at Eridge Green, spoke to highlight safety concerns relating to speed of vehicles, pedestrian crossing safety, overhanging vegetation, the existing vehicle activated sign and road safety in the whole of the Eridge Green area.

 

DECISIONS

 

11.3     The Lead Member RESOLVED to:

(1) Advise the petitioners that a pedestrian crossing on the A26 at Eridge Green is not a priority for East Sussex County Council at the present time;

 

(2) A reduction of the existing 40mph speed limit on the A26 at Eridge Green is not a priority for East Sussex County Council at the present time;

 

(3) The implementation of traffic calming on an ‘A’ class road would not be supported by emergency services as this would affect their response times;

 

(4) Improvements to the junction of Sham Farm Road is not a priority for East Sussex County Council at the present time;

 

(5) Although not a priority for East Sussex County Council, a request for measures could be put forward via the Parish Council requesting a Feasibility Study and using the Community Match Initiative;

 

(6) The implementation of Pedestrian warning signs will be assessed against national criteria and guidance; and

 

(7) East Sussex Highways have been asked to assess the condition of the road markings in the area and make improvements where appropriate.

 

REASONS

 

11.4     A lower speed limit and pedestrian crossing on the A26 Eridge Green does not meet the County Council’s criteria and, therefore, due to limited resources this site would not be a priority to consider above those currently identified for investigation.

 

11.5     Traffic calming measures has not been identified as a priority for the County Council at the present time and that the measures available for use on a busy A class road are very limited owing to the likelihood of formal objections from statutory consultees to such proposals.

 

11.6     Due to the crash record at the junction of Sham Farm Road/A26, this site would not be a priority to consider above those currently identified for investigation.

 

11.7     Rotherfield Parish Council can be approached to  support a Feasibility Study into whether any measures could be considered for part funding through the Community Match initiative.

Divisions affected: Forest Row and Groombridge;

Lead officer: Jo Reed


13/06/2022 - Notice of Motion - Discharge of untreated wastewater by Southern Water ref: 1688    Recommendations Approved

To consider the Notice of Motion proposed by Councillor Field and seconded by Councillor Lambert

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Transport and Environment

Made at meeting: 13/06/2022 - Lead Member for Transport and Environment

Decision published: 13/06/2022

Effective from: 18/06/2022

Decision:

12.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport along with written comments from Councillor Kathryn Field as the proposer of the motion.

 

DECISIONS

 

12.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to recommend that the County Council approve an amended motion as set out below:

 

(1) The Environment Agency to swiftly complete a full and transparent investigation into the 5th February Eastbourne discharge, and sewage discharges across East Sussex.

 

(2) Recommendations from investigations be published with clear action plans agreed with the regulators where appropriate.

 

(3) Southern Water to take responsibility for sewage discharges in East Sussex and apologise to residents, businesses and visitors where appropriate to do so and offer a full explanation.

 

(4) The regulators to consider stronger penalties or mechanisms to reduce incidents of unauthorised discharges of sewage.

 

REASONS

 

12.3     The Council recognises the importance of this issue and the impact that it has on East Sussex residents, businesses, visitors and the environment.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);


10/06/2022 - The East Sussex (A26 Cuilfail Tunnel & A26 Southerham Road, Lewes) ref: 1685    Recommendations Approved

To allow East Sussex Highways to undertake routine maintenance works, East Sussex County Council have made an Order under Sections 14(1) and 15(1)(b) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended, which will temporarily close the Cuilfail Tunnel to all through traffic overnight as follows:-
Temporary Road Closures – Cuilfail Tunnel
From 20:00hrs 10 June 2022 to 06:00 hrs 11 June 2022
From 20:00hrs 9 September 2022 to 06:00hrs 10 September 2022
From 20:00hrs 9 December 2022 to 06:00hrs 10 December 2022
From 20:00hrs 10 March 2023 to 06:00hrs 11 March 2023

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Economy and Transport

Decision published: 07/06/2022

Effective from: 10/06/2022

Decision:

Temporary Layby Closure
To facilitate these works it will also be necessary to close the layby, south of the Cuilfail Tunnel as follows;
A26 Southerham Road - from a point 88 metres south of the Cuilfail Tunnel, southwards for a distance of 75 metres. This will be in place from 09:00hrs on the Thursday before the closure until 17:00hrs on the Monday after the closure.
A diversion route for through traffic will be signed and maintained for the duration of the works northbound via A27 Southerham roundabout - A27 Lewes bypass to Ashcombe roundabout - A275 Brighton Road - A277 Lewes High Street - A2029 Market Street – A2029 North Street - A2029 Little East Street - A26 Phoenix Causeway

Lead officer: Rupert Clubb


10/06/2022 - The East Sussex (A259 Drove Road, Newhaven)(Temporary Prohibition of Traffic) Order 2022 ref: 1686    Recommendations Approved

To allow South East Water to carry out works, East Sussex County Council have made an Order under Sections 14(1) and 15(1)(b) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended, which will temporarily close the following length of road;

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Economy and Transport

Decision published: 07/06/2022

Effective from: 10/06/2022

Decision:

Temporary Road Closure
Drove Road - from the junction with B2109 Railway Road to the junction with A259 New Road

A safe route will be provided for pedestrians and vehicular access for residents and to properties maintained whenever possible with an alternative route for through traffic westbound via A259 New Road – A259 Flyover slip on eastbound – The Drove – B&Q roundabout – The Drove - South Way - Lewes Road - North Way – The Drove – North Quay & eastbound via A259 Station Approach - A259 The Drove – South Way – Lewes Road – North Way – The Drove – Flyover slip off to A259 New Road.

The Order commences 13 June 2022 and lasts for a period of 18 months, or until works are completed, whichever is earlier. However, it is anticipated works will be undertaken from 20:00hrs on 13 June to 05:00hrs on 14 June 2022 depending upon the weather conditions.

If you require further information telephone Network Management on 0345 60 80 193.

Lead officer: Rupert Clubb