Decision details

Capital funding: Highwood Blue Light Centre FR22 18.19

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The One Public Estate Programme (OPE) is an established national initiative which aims to improve service delivery through co-location and integration of services and rationalise the public estate thereby generating revenue savings and securing capital receipts from the disposal of surplus land and assets.


As part of the One Public Estate West Sussex Programme, a project is being brought forward to create a new Blue-Light operational and training centre at Highwood, Horsham.  This is planned to provide a new fire station, a new, centralised Fire & Rescue Service training centre and facilities for joint training across the blue-light sector.




The Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources has approved:

1.     Funding as set out at paragraph 4.3, that £1.5m of capital funding be allocated from the OPE Programme to fund the detailed building and infrastructure design of the scheme in 2019/20; and

2.   Delegates authority to the Executive Director Economy, Infrastructure and Environment for the appointment of technical advisers to progress this project through detailed design and the preparation and submission of a planning application.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 21/03/2019

Date of decision: 21/03/2019

Effective from: 02/04/2019

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