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Decisions recommendations approved (subject to call-in)

15/02/2019 - Review of Property Holdings FR19 (18/19) Glenvue Day Centre ref: 516    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

The County Council’s Future West Sussex Plan set outs its ambition to minimise the burden of local taxation, delivering the best outcomes for residents with the money it spends, whilst living within its means.  In 2018 the County Council agreed to adopt an Asset Management Policy and Strategy. An objective of the strategy is to acquire, manage, maintain and dispose of property effectively, efficiently and sustainably, together with optimising financial return and commercial opportunities.


In 2018 the County Council agreed the Choices for Future Strategy which included the relocation of adult day care services from Glenvue day centre.  The County Council now proposes to lease the Glenvue day centre to Age UK East Grinstead.


Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources

Decision published: 15/02/2019

Effective from: 27/02/2019



The Cabinet Member has endorsed:


1)   The decision that the County Council declares Glenvue Day Centre, Railway Approach, East Grinstead, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 1BS, surplus to service operational requirements and that;


2)   the County Council enters into a sub-lease of Glenvue Day Centre, Railway Approach, East Grinstead, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 1BS, with AgeUK East Grinstead and that; 


3)   authority is delegated to the Executive Director of Economy, Infrastructure and Environment in consultation with the Director of Law and Assurance to conclude the terms of the lease with AgeUK. 


Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Elaine Sanders

13/02/2019 - Crawley Growth Programme: Eastern Gateway Scheme - OKD21(18/19) ref: 513    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

The Crawley Growth Programme (CGP) is a key delivery mechanism to achieve the economic growth outcomes agreed in the Crawley Growth Deal. The programme is supported by financial allocations from the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, West Sussex County Council (WSCC) and Crawley Borough Council. A WSCC decision in December 2017 (OKD03(17/18)) agreed funding allocations and delivery governance for the projects within the CGP. A critical CGP project approved in December 2017 is the improvements at Eastern Gateway in Crawley Town Centre.

Preliminary design and engagement has now been completed for the Eastern Gateway improvement scheme and it is proposed that scheme delivery is now progressed further through the procurement of a design and build partner from the WSCC Highways Design and Build framework.

The scheme will:

·         Improve connectivity between the town and key development sites in the vicinity of the proposals including the Town Hall, County Buildings, Crawley College and Telford Place;

·         Support the delivery of residential and commercial development in Crawley Town centre;

·         Improve the public realm and living environment in the town.

Decision Maker: Executive Director Economy, Infrastructure and Environment

Decision published: 13/02/2019

Effective from: 23/02/2019


The Executive Director for Economy, Infrastructure and Environment has approved the commencement of a call-off procurement under an existing framework agreement for a design and build partner, from the WSCC Highways Design and Build framework, to progress the Crawley Eastern Gateway proposal.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Duncan Barratt

13/02/2019 - Woodlands Meed College Site, Burgess Hill - Allocation of Funding for Design Fees - ES18 (18/19) ref: 514    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Woodlands Meed is a Special School and College for 2-19 year olds located in Burgess Hill.  This report sets out the potential options to improve accommodation for the 15-19 year old pupils who are currently educated at the Woodlands Meed College site in Birchwood Grove Road, Burgess Hill.


The existing accommodation has significant suitability and condition issues meaning the College is unable to offer the full curriculum and unable to accommodate the full range of Special Educational Needs.  This currently results in the need for young people to be educated in costly placements in the independent non-maintained school sector.


Following a feasibility study to assess different potential solutions for improving the College it is proposed that the County Council develops the proposal to rebuild Woodlands Meed College on its current site and expand it by an additional 30 planned places from 100 to 130.  In order to progress this option it is necessary to appoint a design team through the County Council’s Multi-Disciplinary Consultant to undertake the design work required to develop the feasibility design into a formal proposal. This will entail the submission of a planning application and for all construction works to be fully designed, enabling costs to be sought for all elements of the proposal including construction, ICT, and furniture and equipment.


Once all costs are known, the Full Business Case for the project will be considered within the County Council’s Capital Programme governance.  Should this result in the development of a proposal to proceed it will be subject to the Key Decision process.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Education and Skills

Decision published: 13/02/2019

Effective from: 23/02/2019


The Cabinet Member for Education and Skills has approved the allocation of £0.5m from the Capital Programme to enable a costed design to be produced for rebuilding and expanding Woodlands Meed College on its current site. The decision is subject to approval by the County Council in February 2019 of an allocation for Woodlands Meed within the Capital Programme.

Divisions affected: Hassocks & Burgess Hill South;

Lead officer: Leigh Hunnikin

07/02/2019 - Tobacco Control Strategy for West Sussex AH13 18/19 ref: 507    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

The County Council is working in partnership with stakeholders to co-produce a West Sussex strategy for tobacco control. The strategy will detail the West Sussex ambition to lead tobacco control actions which will reduce health inequalities and yield economic benefits. The plan is intended to cover the period 2019-2022; a timeframe aligned with the National Tobacco Control Plan


The previous West Sussex Tobacco Plan was launched in 2014 and this plan ended in 2018 so it needs to be replaced.  The previous plan addressed the local implications of national policy at the time; broadening action from stopping smoking to wider tobacco control.  The proposed future strategy will target deprived areas and people with the greatest need based on best population data and evidence of effectiveness.  It will take into account changes in context since the previous plan including resources available to stakeholders, the draft Health and Wellbeing Strategy, future plans for social care and the NHS (such as the NHS long term plan) and the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership Case for Change. It will be informed by learning from other areas (including innovations). The strategy will highlight how each stakeholder can support tobacco control as part of a whole system approach (in line with the West Sussex Public Health vision).


Awareness of the West Sussex Tobacco Control Strategy will be raised on No Smoking Day 13th March 2019, at an event in an area of the county with a high smoking prevalence.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adults and Health

Decision published: 07/02/2019

Effective from: 19/02/2019


The  Cabinet Member for Adults and Health approves and supports the proposal for the development of a West Sussex Tobacco Control strategy 2019-2022 with stakeholders.


Lead officer: Sue Carmichael