Issue details

West Sussex Bus Service Improvement Plan

In Bus Back Better – National Bus Strategy for England the Government required Local Transport Authorities to commit to establishing Enhanced Partnerships across their entire areas under the Bus Services Act 2017 to deliver ‘Bus Service Improvement Plans’ (BSIP) from April 2022.


In June 2021, the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport committed to establishing an Enhanced Partnership across West Sussex and invited all local bus operators to confirm their intention to participate.


The County Council has consulted local bus operators and, by the end of October 2021, the Government expects all Local Transport Authorities to publish a local BSIP, detailing proposals to improve bus services. The BSIP will be reflected in the West Sussex Transport Plan.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 26/08/2021

Decision due: October 2021 by Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Lead member: Councillor Joy Dennis

Contact: Bill Leath, Transport Bureau Manager Email: Tel: 033 022 25438.

Consultation process

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



Local bus operators

District, borough and town councils

Public consultation


Democratic Services Contact: Judith Shore Tel: 033 022 26052


Background papers

  • None