Decision details

West Sussex County Council Reset Plan (CAB12_20/21)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Information Only

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cabinet will be asked to recommend the approval of the new West Sussex Plan by the County Council in December 2020. The Plan will re-set the County Council’s priorities and outcomes for the year from April 2021.


The Plan will build on the framework approved by the County Council in July 2020 which identified the main priorities around which the plan will be built and the principles which will drive its development. It will capture existing activities of the County Council and those delivered with its partners as well as identifying those ambitions and outcomes which will be new. It will map the timetable for delivering these activities and describe the measures on which to judge the County Council’s performance in achieving them.  It will show how the activities are to be funded and managed within budgetary requirements whilst striving to deliver outcomes that are ambitious, realistic and achievable, particularly within the context of continued uncertainty, challenges and pressures associated with the local and national impact of the global pandemic.



Following consideration of the report, Cabinet resolved to:


1.   Approve the first iteration of the Reset Plan for further consideration by the County Council at its December meeting

2.   Approve the timeline for ongoing development of the Reset Plan

3.   Invite each of the scrutiny committees to consider in January 2021 how the Reset Plan’s measures and performance information can be set and used to enable effective scrutiny of the Council’s aims and agreed outcomes relevant to their areas of business; and to invite Performance and Finance Scrutiny Committee to provide guidance to the scrutiny committees in terms of principles and methods for effective scrutiny of performance to assist them in that task.

The call-in deadline is 3 December 2020.


Publication date: 24/11/2020

Date of decision: 24/11/2020

Decided at meeting: 24/11/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 04/12/2020

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