Decisions

Use the search options below to find information regarding recent decisions that have been taken by the Cabinet and cabinet and members. Also included are key decisions by officers and decisions made by officers under the urgent action procedure. You can also find decisions taken by the full Council and decision-making committees.

Decisions published

07/06/2024 - Award of Contract(s): Digital Innovation Project OKD09 (24/25) ref: 1962    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

The County Council is working with the food and drink agricultural sectors across Sussex to improve their economic performance by co-developing foundational technology (e.g. 5G and Artificial Intelligence) use cases with telecoms and technology partners, education centres and commercial producers.

 

External funding has been sought and a procurement process to select a technology provider/operator to take forward the project has commenced, following decision SSED01 23/24 taken in December 2023. 

Decision Maker: Director of Place Services (Lee Harris)

Decision published: 07/06/2024

Effective from: 19/06/2024

Decision:

The Director of Place Services has agreed to award of contract(s) to implement the digital innovation project to Boldyn Networks PNE UK Limited for a period of three years from the decision date, with a further optional extension of up to two years.  The total value of the contract, including the extension period, is £2,668,781.75.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Sarah Bazen


04/06/2024 - The Haven, Rudgwick - proposed speed limit HT02 (24/25) ref: 1960    Recommendations Approved

West Sussex County Council received an application for a new Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) from Rudgwick Parish Council, expressing concern about vehicle speeds through The Haven, Rudgwick.

 

The application was for speed reduction to 40mph throughout the whole road. The Parish Council’s application provided evidence of resident support. Sussex Police and the local member Cllr Christian Mitchell both support the proposal.

 

The proposed restriction was advertised between 9 and 29 February 2024. Ten objections to the proposed scheme were received, along with support from sixteen residents throughout.  All representations and the County Council’s responses are summarised in Appendix B.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport (Cllr Joy Dennis)

Decision published: 04/06/2024

Effective from: 14/06/2024

Decision:

The Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, having considered the objections to the proposals, has authorised the Director of Law and Assurance to make the Traffic Regulation Order as set out in section 2 of the report.

 

Divisions affected: Broadbridge;

Lead officer: Matt Gray


04/06/2024 - Contract award - Hard Facilities Management Building Maintenance Services OKD08 (24/25) ref: 1961    Recommendations Approved

In March 2024, the Cabinet Member for Finance and Property approved the commencement of a procurement procedure to award a Hard Facilities Management (FM) Building Maintenance Services contract to start on 1 October 2024 and delegated authority to the Assistant Director of Property and Assets to award the contract.

 

This new Hard FM contract will replace the existing Maintenance Term Contract, which will not be extended beyond its conclusion on 30 September 2024.  The new contract will deliver a greater scope of maintenance activities, consolidating the bulk of Hard FM activity within a single contract.

Decision Maker: Assistant Director (Property and Assets) (Andrew Edwards)

Decision published: 04/06/2024

Effective from: 14/06/2024

Decision:

The Assistant Director (Property and Assets) has awarded a contract for the provision of Hard FM Building Maintenance Services for the County Council to Bellrockat an annual spend that will not exceed £12M in accordance with the contract framework cap and maximum estimated combined revenue and capital spend that the County Council will direct through the contract. The contract is to commence 1 October 2024 for an initial period of five years with an initial option to extend by three years, and a subsequent option to extend for a further two years, for a maximum duration of 10 years.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Jeremy Rigby


03/06/2024 - Award of contract for delivery of a Special Support Centre at Maidenbower Infants School, Crawley - OKD07 (24/25) ref: 1956    Recommendations Approved

The County Council has a statutory duty to provide sufficient school places for all children who need a place. Increasing provision for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) through the creation of additional places in Special Support Centres (SSCs) will assist with the aim of enabling children to attend school locally.

 

In line with this aim, in September 2022 the then Cabinet Member for Learning and Skills approved the allocation of funding to provide the necessary accommodation at Maidenbower Infant School for the establishment of a Special Support Centre for 12 children aged 4 to 7 with Social Communication Needs (decision LS07(22/23) refers).

 

A procurement has been undertaken and this report seeks approval to award the contract for the works to remodel the area formerly used for nursery provision into an SSC at Maidenbower Infant School.

 

Decision Maker: Assistant Director (Property and Assets) (Andrew Edwards)

Decision published: 03/06/2024

Effective from: 13/06/2024

Decision:

The Assistant Director (Property and Assets) has approved the award of the construction contract for the sum of £634,564.00 to Sunninghill Construction Co Limited for the delivery of works required, as set out in this report, to create a Special Support Centre at Maidenbower Infant School.

Divisions affected: Maidenbower & Worth;

Lead officer: Rachel Sobek


03/06/2024 - Surplus Declaration - Littlehampton County Buildings Site (FP03 24/25) ref: 1959    Recommendations Approved

This report about the Cabinet Member for Finance and Property confirming that Littlehampton County Buildings and associated property, East Street, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 6AR is declared surplus to service operational requirements.

 

Declaring the asset surplus enables a further decision to be made on either a sale of the asset (for a capital receipt) or to retain it for wider non-service led activities of the County Council such as redevelopment for investment, regeneration, social, community, environmental use or active travel, particularly where this could complement the County Council’s ambitions relating to climate change where it is viable.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Property (Cllr Jeremy Hunt)

Decision published: 03/06/2024

Effective from: 13/06/2024

Decision:

The Cabinet Member for Finance and Property has approved that the County Council declares the following asset surplus to service operational requirements:

 

All land and property including Littlehampton County Buildings located off East Street, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 6AR (as set out in the plan attached at Appendix A of this report shown edged in bold)

 

Divisions affected: Littlehampton Town;

Lead officer: Elaine Sanders


03/06/2024 - Surplus Declarations of Nine Assets FP02 (24/25) ref: 1958    Recommendations Approved

This report is about the Cabinet Member for Finance and Property confirming that nine assets are deemed surplus to service operational requirements.

 

Declaring them surplus enables a further decision to be made on either a sale of the asset (for a capital receipt) or to retain it for wider non-service led activities of the County Council such as redevelopment for investment, regeneration, social, community, environmental use or active travel, particularly where this could complement the CountyCouncil’s ambitions relating to climate change where it is viable.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Property (Cllr Jeremy Hunt)

Decision published: 03/06/2024

Effective from: 13/06/2024

Decision:

The Cabinet Member for Finance and Property has approved that the County Council declares the following assets surplus to service operational requirements:

 

  1. Strip of land for cycleway and footpath at North Mundham WSAPC, Fletcher Place, North Mundham, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 1JR
  2. Wick Farm (Holding 212) Truslers Hill Lane, Albourne, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 9DU
  3. Albourne Lake - Truslers Hill Lane, Albourne, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 9DU
  4. 7 Crawley Lane, Pound Hill, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 7EB
  5. 1 and 2 Laundry Cottages Horsham Road, Southgate, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 9HQ
  6. Acorn Centre, Stane Street, North Heath, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 1DJ
  7. Wittering Youth Centre, Church Road, East Wittering, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 8PS
  8. Guernsey Farm House, Newlands, Yapton Road, Middleton-On-Sea, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO22 6DY
  9. Land to the rear of Deeside Avenue, Fishbourne, Nr Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 3QF

 

Divisions affected: Chichester South; Chichester West; Hurstpierpoint & Bolney; Middleton; Pulborough; St Leonard's Forest; The Witterings; Three Bridges;

Lead officer: Elaine Sanders


03/06/2024 - Freehold disposal of the former Warninglid Primary School, Slaugham Lane, Warninglid, Haywards Heath FP01 (24/25) ref: 1957    Recommendations Approved

This report advises on the outcome of the marketing of the former Warninglid Primary School and is about the disposal of the County Council’s freehold estate. Offers have been received and the property will be sold to the preferred bidder. 

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Property (Cllr Jeremy Hunt)

Decision published: 03/06/2024

Effective from: 13/06/2024

Decision:

The Cabinet Member for Finance and Property has approved:

 

(1)     that the County Council disposes of its freehold estate at the former Warninglid Primary School, Slaugham Lane, Warninglid, Haywards Heath RH17 5TJ (as set out in the plan attached at Appendix Bof this report) to the preferred bidder; and that

 

(2)     authority is delegated to the Assistant Director (Property and Assets) in conjunction with the Director of Law and Assurance to conclude the terms of the sale with the purchaser. 

 

Divisions affected: Worth Forest;

Lead officer: Elaine Sanders


29/05/2024 - Adult Social Care Reablement in a Residential Setting AS1 (24/25) ref: 1955    Recommendations Approved

Reablement bed-based services are currently provided within four residential care services across the county.   The services provide care, support and reablement for people being discharged from hospital who are not initially able to return home.  Through the provision of occupational therapy support and support from the residential service to work towards reablement goals and relearn skills customers can have an opportunity to work towards moving home where possible after their stay in the service.

 

In March 2023 three of the current contracts were directly awarded OKD59 22/23 for a one-year period which will cease on 31 March 2024. The Council is reviewing these services to consider the future for the service provision, considering customer outcomes, and financial and non-financial benefits. Upon completion of the review the Cabinet Member for Adults Services will be asked for a decision regarding future commissioning.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adults Services (Cllr Amanda Jupp)

Decision published: 29/05/2024

Effective from: 08/06/2024

Decision:

The Cabinet Member for Adults Services has approved that;

 

(1)        the agreement with Shaw Healthcare to deliver 10 reablement beds within Glebe House be extended for a further 12 months until 31st March 2025 at a projected additional cost of £205,000. Included in the contract will be the option to extend these for an additional six months until 30th September 2025 at a projected additional cost of £102,000, and

 

(2)        contracts are awarded directly to the three existing services delivering reablement beds for a further 12 months until the 31st March 2025 at a maximum cost of £1.254m. Included in the contract will be the option to extend these for an additional six months until 30th September 2025 at a projected maximum cost of £627,000.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Juliette Garrett