Decision details

West Sussex Plan Reset (CAB14_20/21)

Decision Maker: Cabinet, County Council

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


In November 2020, Cabinet recommended the approval of the first draft of the new West Sussex Plan to County Council in December 2020. The Plan will reset the County Council’s priorities and outcomes for the year from April 2021. Cabinet will be asked to recommend the approval of the final version of the Plan to County Council in February 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:


Approve the Reset Plan and supporting documents for further consideration by the County Council at its February 2021 meeting, subject to amendments to KPI 22 and KPI 45 as follows:

KPI 22 – Equivalent tonnes (te) of CO2 emissions from WSCC activities (CC)

Baseline – changed from 13,492 to 33,912CO2te

2021/22 – changed from 13,000 to 30,521CO2te

2022/23 - changed from 12,000 to 29,910CO2te

2023/24 – changed from 11,000 to 28,116CO2te

2024/25 – changed from 10,000 to 25,867CO2te

KPI 45 – Changed to – All member training and development needs identified and training completed within 12 months of 2021 election (future year targets and measures to be set by the Member Development Group)

Baseline – no change

2021/22 – changed from within six months of the 2021 elections to 100%

2022/23 – changed from N/A to To be confirmed (TBC)

2023/24 – changed from N/A to TBC

2024/25 – changed from N/A to TBC.


The call-in deadline is 2 February 2021.



Publication date: 22/01/2021

Date of decision: 22/01/2021

Decided at meeting: 22/01/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 03/02/2021

Accompanying Documents: