Decision details

Transport for the South East: response to consultation about statutory status HI10 (19/20)

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Transport for the South East (TfSE), a sub-national transport body that currently operates in ‘shadow’ form, is seeking to obtain statutory status.  The body has the twin purpose of facilitating the delivery of a regional transport strategy and promoting economic growth in the South East.  If it gains statutory status, TfSE will enable local transport authorities in the South East, including the County Council, to provide a single voice to Government on strategic transport issues and influence national investment decisions. 


TfSE is consulting on a draft proposal that will set out the membership, voting powers, decision-making arrangements, functions and general powers that it is seeking for the body through obtaining statutory status.



The Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure has:


a)     approved the County Council’s consultation response (Appendix B); and,

b)    delegated authority to the Director for Highways, Transport and Planning to endorse the submission of the proposal for the creation of TfSE as a statutory body to the Secretary of State, provided that no substantive changes are made to the final Proposal to Government prior to submission.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 30/07/2019

Date of decision: 30/07/2019

Effective from: 09/08/2019

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