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

26/11/2021 - The East Sussex (U7587 Piccadilly Lane, Mayfield)(Temporary Prohibition of Traffic) Order 2021 ref: 1574    Recommendations Approved

To allow South East Water to carry out new mains connection 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: 30/11/2021

Effective from: 26/11/2021

Decision:

Temporary Road Closure
Piccadilly Lane - from the junction with C211 East Street to the junction with C14 Newick Lane

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 C211 East Street – C14 Station Road - Stone Cross - Newick Lane and vice versa.

The Order commences 2 December 2021 and lasts for a period of 18 months, or until works are completed, whichever is earlier. However, it is anticipated works will be undertaken between 2 December 2021 and 25 February 2022 depending upon the weather conditions.

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

Lead officer: Rupert Clubb


16/11/2021 - Grant of 30-year leases to Rye Partnership for Tilling Green Community Centre, 13 Mason Road, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7BE ref: 1572    Recommendations Approved

Proposal to grant a long lease to facilitate capital investment

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change

Made at meeting: 16/11/2021 - Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change

Decision published: 16/11/2021

Effective from: 16/11/2021

Decision:

43.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Chief Operating Officer.  The end date of the current lease was clarified as being 2025.

 

DECISIONS

 

43.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to (1) agree to the grant of two leases and terms in respect to the letting of Tilling Green Community Centre contained in the Exempt report at a later agenda item; and

 

(2) delegate authority to the Chief Operating Officer to approve the terms of and enter into the lease and take any other actions considered appropriate to give effect to the above recommendation.

 

Reasons

 

43.3     The grant of a 30-year lease for the building follows a detailed review undertaken by Property. The three key elements considered are:

                  i.        The business plan sets out the wider environmental, social, and economic benefits that will be extended at Tilling Green Community Centre.

                 ii.        The proposed wider range of uses and services at the property matches several of the Council’s overarching priorities, as set out in paragraph 2.1 of the report, as well as meeting key priority outcomes in the Council Plan 2021/22.

                iii.        The business plan outlines environmental, social, and economic wellbeing outcomes with clear benefits which supports the Council’s ability under Local Government Act 1972: General Consent Order 2003 to grant a lease at below market value.

 

43.4     The proposed lease structure will involve the surrender of the existing lease for all Tilling Green Community Centre including the playing field.  There will be two leases. The lease for the building does not have a landlord break clause and the new lease requires capital investment and energy efficiency works to be undertaken by Rye Partnership (RP) within 3 years. The structure of the lease will reinforce RP obligations to maintain and repair the asset at their cost.  The lease for the playing field has a landlord only break clause so at a future date the Council could consider options available for this land.

 

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change

Made at meeting: 16/11/2021 - Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change

Decision published: 16/11/2021

Effective from: 16/11/2021

Divisions affected: Rye and Eastern Rother;

Lead officer: Zoe Tweed


19/11/2021 - The East Sussex (Earwig Corner Junction, Lewes)( Temporary Prohibition of Right Hand Turn & Temporary Prohibition of Traffic) Order 2021 ref: 1571    Recommendations Approved

To allow Barkemp Construction Ltd to facilitate junction improvements, resurfacing and road marking 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 introduce the following restrictions;

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Economy and Transport

Decision published: 12/11/2021

Effective from: 19/11/2021

Decision:

Temporary Prohibition of Right Hand Turn
Unnamed access road between No’s 16 & 17 Malling Down, Lewes - no right turn onto A26 Malling Down
Alternative route via A26 Malling Down – A26 Malling Hill – A26 Malling Street – A26 Cuilfail Tunnel Roundabout – A26 Malling Street – A26 Malling Hill – A26 Malling Down.

Temporary Road Closures
Earwig Corner Junction
A26 Uckfield Road, Stoneham, Ringmer / A26 Malling Down, Lewes / B2192 Ringmer Road, Ringmer –from the junction with Earwig Corner for a distance of 100 metres in all directions

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 as follows;
Vehicles on A26 travelling to Lewes via A26 to Little Horsted – A22 Little Horsted to Polegate – A27 (T) Polegate to Lewes
Vehicles on B2192 travelling to Lewes via B2192 to Halland – A22 Halland to Polegate – A27(T) Polegate to Lewes
Vehicles on A26 travelling to Uckfield via A26 Cuilfail Tunnel – A27(T) Lewes to Polegate – A22 Polegate to Uckfield
Vehicles on B2192 travelling to Uckfield via B2192 to Halland – A22 Halland to Uckfield

The Order commenced 1 June 2021 and lasts for a period of 18 months, or until works are completed, whichever is earlier. However, it is anticipated restrictions will be in place from 18:30hrs - 00:00hrs between 22 November and 6 December 2021 depending upon the weather conditions.

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


Lead officer: Rupert Clubb


19/11/2021 - The East Sussex (A26 Lewes Road, Little Horsted)(Temporary Prohibition of Traffic) Order 2021 ref: 1570    Recommendations Approved

To allow BT Openreach to carry out new pole and cabling 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: 12/11/2021

Effective from: 19/11/2021

Decision:

Temporary Road Closure
Lewes Road - from Horsted Place Hotel to the junction with U7158 Bradfords Lane

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 A26 Lewes Road – A26 Rose Hill, Little Horsted - A26 Rose Hill, Isfield – A26 Uckfield Road, Isfield – A26 Uckfield Road, Ringmer - A26 Uckfield Road, Stoneham - A26 Malling Down, Lewes - A26 Malling Hill - A26 Malling Street, Lewes – A26 Cuilfail Tunnel roundabout - A26 Malling Street, Lewes - A26 Brooks Road roundabout - A26 Phoenix Causeway, Lewes - A2029 Eastgate Street, Lewes - A277 High Street, Lewes - A277 Western Road, Lewes - A277 Spital Road, Lewes - A275 Nevill Road, Lewes - A275 Offham Road, Offham - A275 The Street, Offham – A275 Cooksbridge Road, Cooksbridge - A275 Resting Oak Hill, Cooksbridge - A275 South Road, South Common, South Chailey - A275 South Road, South Chailey - A275 South Street, South Chailey - A275 Chailey Green Road, Chailey Green - A275 East Grinstead Road, North Chailey - A272 Station Road, North Chailey - A272 Western Road, Newick – A272 High Street, Newick - A272 The Green, Newick – A272 Goldbridge Road, Newick - A272 Goldbridge Road, Piltdown - A272 Batts Bridge Road, Piltdown – A272 Batts Bridge, Maresfield - A22 Batts Bridge roundabout - A22 Maresfield bypass - A22 Blackdown roundabout - A22 Uckfield bypass - A22 Copwood roundabout, Uckfield - A22 Uckfield bypass - A22 Little Horstead roundabout - A26 Lewes Road;
eastbound via A26 Lewes Road – A22 Little Horsted roundabout - A22 Uckfield bypass – A22 Copwood roundabout - A22 Uckfield bypass - A22 Blackdown roundabout, Uckfield - A22 Maresfield bypass - A22 Batts Bridge roundabout - A272 Batts Bridge Road, Maresfield – A272 Batts Bridge, Piltdown - A272 Goldbridge Road, Piltdown - A272 Goldbridge Road, Newick - A272 The Green, Newick - A272 High Street, Newick - A272 Western Road, Newick - A272 Station Road, North Chailey - A275 East Grinstead Road, North Chailey - A275 Chailey Green Road, Chailey Green - A275 South Street, South Chailey - A275 South Road, South Common, South Chailey - A275 Resting Oak Hill, Cooksbridge - A275 Cooksbridge Road, Cooksbridge - A275 The Street, Offham – A275 Offham Road, Offham - A275 Nevill Road, Lewes - A277 Spital Road, Lewes - A277 Western Road, Lewes - A277 High Street - A2029 Market Street, Lewes – A2029 Little East Street, Lewes - A26 Phoenix Causeway, Lewes - A26 Brooks Road roundabout - A26 Malling Street, Lewes - A26 Cuilfail Tunnel roundabout - A26 Malling Street, Lewes - A26 Malling Hill - A26 Malling Down, Lewes - A26 Uckfield Road, Stoneham - A26 Uckfield Road, Ringmer - A26 Uckfield Road, Isfield - A26 Rose Hill – A26 Lewes Road

The Order commences 19 November 2021 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 22:00hrs to 05:00hrs between 19 & 21 November 2021 depending upon the weather conditions.

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

Lead officer: Rupert Clubb


19/11/2021 - The East Sussex (A259 Station Approach, Newhaven)(Temporary Prohibition of Traffic) Order 2021 ref: 1569    Recommendations Approved

To allow Network Rail to carry out 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 following length of road;

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Economy and Transport

Decision published: 12/11/2021

Effective from: 19/11/2021

Decision:

Temporary Road Closure
Station Approach - 20 metres either side of the level crossing.

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 and eastbound via A259 Drove Road – The Drove – South Way – Lewes Road – North Way – The Drove – Flyover slip off – A26 New Road.

The Order commences 22 November 2021 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 23:30hrs on 22 November to 04:30hrs on 23 November 2021 depending upon the weather conditions.

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

Lead officer: Rupert Clubb


19/11/2021 - The East Sussex (U7321 Dutchells Way, Lower Willingdon & U2255 St Martins Road, Eastbourne)(Temporary Prohibition of Waiting & Temporary No Loading/Unloading) Order 2021 ref: 1568    Recommendations Approved

To allow AON UK Ltd, working on behalf of Barratt Homes to safely access the development site with construction traffic, 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: 12/11/2021

Effective from: 19/11/2021

Decision:

Temporary Prohibition of Waiting & Temporary No Loading/Unloading - Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm; Saturday 8am to 1pm
Dutchells Way - from the junction with U2248 Hazelwood Avenue to outside no. 60
St Martins Road - from the junction with U2248 Hazelwood Avenue to outside no. 5

A safe route will be provided for pedestrians and vehicular access for residents and to properties maintained.

The Order commences 23 November 2021 and lasts for a period of 18 months, or until works are completed, whichever is earlier. However, it is anticipated the restrictions will be in place between 23 November 2021 and 11 February 2023 depending upon the weather conditions.

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

Lead officer: Rupert Clubb


19/11/2021 - The East Sussex (Lewes District) (Traffic Regulation) Order 2004 Amendment Order 2005 No 1 (Amendment No 2) 2021 ref: 1567    Recommendations Approved

Notice is hereby given that East Sussex County Council have made the above Order under the relevant sections of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended, and of all other enabling powers, coming into operation on 22 November 2021, which will introduce new or revise the existing parking, waiting and loading restrictions along the following lengths of roads:

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Economy and Transport

Decision published: 12/11/2021

Effective from: 19/11/2021

Decision:

Changes to Prohibition of Waiting At Any Time in the following roads:
NEWHAVEN – Gibbon Road, Hanson Road, High Street, Hill Side, Meeching Road, North Lane, St Lukes Lane. PEACEHAVEN – Arundel Road, Arundel Road West, Bolney Avenue, Cairo Avenue, Lincoln Avenue, Malines Avenue. RINGMER – Ashcroft Close, Springett Avenue. SEAFORD – Esplanade, Martello Road.

The introduction of Prohibition of Stopping on the Footway or Verge At Any Time in the following roads:
NEWHAVEN – High Street, Meeching Road, St Lukes Lane.

Changes to Time Limited Waiting, 8am-6pm Monday to Saturday inclusive, maximum stay 2 hours, no return within 1 hour in the following roads:
NEWHAVEN – South Road. PEACEHAVEN – Roderick Avenue. SEAFORD – Warwick Road.

The introduction of Disabled Persons Parking Places in the following roads:
NEWHAVEN – High Street, Western Road. SEAFORD – Warwick Road.

The introduction of a Loading Only Bay At Any Time in the following road:
NEWHAVEN – High Street

Changes to Taxis Only At Any Time in the following roads:
PEACEHAVEN – Roderick Avenue. SEAFORD – Broad Street.

The introduction of Taxis Only, 8am-6pm in the following road:
SEAFORD – Broad Street.

Changes to School Keep Clear Marking, No Stopping, Mondays to Fridays 8am-9.30am and 2.45pm-4pm (except August) in the following roads:
SEAFORD – Millberg Road and Saltwood Road.

Changes to School Keep Clear Marking, No Stopping, Mondays to Fridays 8am-5pm (except August) in the following roads:
PEACEHAVEN – Edith Avenue and Roderick Avenue.

Removal of Ambulance Only Bay in the following road:
SEAFORD – Warwick Road.

A copy of the made Order, plans showing the lengths of road and a statement of the Council’s reasons for proposing the Order, along with copies of those parts of the old Orders being revoked can be viewed at consultation.eastsussex.gov.uk/economy-transport-environment/lewes-formal-2020.
Due to current social distancing requirements, paper copies of documents will not be available to view in our council offices or libraries. People without access to a computer who wish to view details of the scheme should telephone the Parking Team on 01323 466244 to receive the documents by post.

The previously advertised proposal insofar as they relate to Deans Meadow, Barcombe, has been abandoned following consideration of the objection received and decisions made at Planning Committee.

Any person wishing to question the validity of the Order or any of its provisions on the grounds that it is not within the powers conferred by the Road Traffic Regulation Act of 1984, or on the grounds that any requirement of the Road Traffic Regulation Act or of any instrument made under it has not been complied with in relation to the Order, may within six weeks of the date the Order is made, apply to the High Court for this purpose.

If you have any questions, require further information or would like paper copies of the Order as made please telephone Parking Services on 01323 466244 or email parking.escc@eastsussex.gov.uk

Lead officer: Rupert Clubb


19/11/2021 - The East Sussex Lewes Town (Parking Places and Waiting and Loading Restrictions) Traffic Regulation Order 2014 Amendment No.2 Order 2021 ref: 1566    Recommendations Approved

Notice is hereby given that East Sussex County Council have made the above Order, under the relevant sections of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended, and all other enabling powers, coming into operation on 22 November 2021, which introduces, amends and revokes various restrictions along the following lengths of roads:-

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Economy and Transport

Decision published: 12/11/2021

Effective from: 19/11/2021

Decision:

Changes to Prohibition of Waiting At Any Time in the following roads:
Firle Crescent, Highdown Road, Nevill Crescent and Valley Road.

Changes to Prohibition of Waiting, 8am-6pm Monday to Friday in the following road:
Valley Road.

Changes to Permit Holder or Pay and Display Parking Places, Monday to Saturday, 9am-5pm in the following road:
South Street.

Changes to Permit Holder Only Parking Places, Monday to Saturday, 9am-5pm in the following road:
South Street.

A copy of the made Order, plans showing the lengths of road and a statement of the Council’s reasons for proposing the Order along with copies of the Order and Map Tiles being amended can be viewed at consultation.eastsussex.gov.uk/economy-transport-environment/lewes-formal-2020. Due to current social distancing requirements, paper copies of documents will not be available to view in our council offices or libraries. People without access to a computer who wish to view details of the scheme should telephone the Parking Team on 01323 466244 to receive the documents by post.

Any person wishing to question the validity of the Order or any of its provisions on the grounds that it is not within the powers conferred by the Road Traffic Regulation Act of 1984, or on the grounds that any requirement of the Road Traffic Regulation Act or of any instrument made under it has not been complied with in relation to the Order, may within six weeks of the date of the Order is made, apply to the High Court for this purpose.

If you have any questions, require further information or would like paper copies of the Order made please telephone Parking Services on 01323 466244 or email parking.escc@eastsussex.gov.uk

Lead officer: Rupert Clubb


12/11/2021 - Sussex Tourism and Culture Recovery Group Progress report and recommendations for next steps ref: 1565    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Economy

Made at meeting: 12/11/2021 - Lead Member for Economy

Decision published: 12/11/2021

Effective from: 12/11/2021

Decision:

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

 

DECISIONS

 

3.2       The Lead Member RESOLVED to approve:

 

(1)        Sussex Tourism and Culture Recovery Group (STCRG) Visitor Economy report recommendations and actions (Section 3 of the report);

(2)        STCRG explore funding opportunities (section 3);

(3)        STCRG disseminate the baseline report to interested parties (section 3.7);

(4)        STCRG create a Sussex Tourism Leadership Group to drive the Vision and reach the target markets (section 4);

(5)        STCRG engage with the Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and ascertain the LEPs’ proposition for working with the STCRG (section 5.4 to 5.6); and

(6)        delegate authority to the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport to implement steps set out in recommendations (1) to (5) inclusive, in line with the agreed budget.

 

Reasons

 

3.3       In light of the impact of the Pandemic on the tourism sector, the pan-Sussex group is meeting a need to support the economic recovery of the Tourism sector through pan-Sussex working.To inform the proposals for next steps, the STCRG has considered:

       the recommendations from the Sussex Visitor Economy Report (as set out in section 3)

       the need for a wider leadership group to include public and private sector representatives (section 4)

       other strategic Intelligence (section 5)

       how to work with LEPs in future (section 5)

       Current funding available (sections 3 and 6)

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Sally Staples