Issue details

Bus Gate Enforcement

The use of physical infrastructure to protect bus gates/routes has traditionally been employed in West Sussex but this has proven costly and unreliable 


Automatic number plate recognition enforcement cameras (ANPR) are routinely used by many local authorities as a more cost effective and reliable method of control than Bus Gates. The County Council does not currently exercise bus lane enforcement powers.


The installation of ANPR cameras will be funded from Section 106 funds.  The long term maintenance and replacement of equipment will be funded by the enforcement of the regulations.


The Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure will be asked to agree the introduction of the civil enforcement of bus lane contraventions in West Sussex using ANPR.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/09/2020

Decision due: October 2020 by Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure

Lead member: Councillor Roger Elkins

Contact: Jeff Elliot, Highway Network and Traffic Manager Email: Tel: 033 022 25973.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure, via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.



Director of Law and Assurance

Director of Finance and Support Services


Democratic Services Contact: Judith Shore Tel: 033 022 26052

West Sussex Plan Priority: A Prosperous Place

Background papers

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