Issue details

Highways and Infrastructure 2019/20 Forward Works Programmes and Annual Delivery Programme HI03 (19/20)

The Highway Infrastructure Asset Management Policy and Strategy communicates West Sussex County Council’s approach to highways infrastructure asset management, setting out the decision making framework for the maintenance of the roads in West Sussex.  Corporate processes are also in place for the identification, assessment, and prioritisation of local and community highway and transport improvements.  The rolling Forward Programmes for Highway Maintenance, Local Transport Improvement Programme (LTIP), and Community Highway Schemes (CHS) identify and prioritise future maintenance and improvement needs across the County Council’s highway asset groups. These forward programmes inform the future Annual Delivery Programmes.


The Highway Maintenance, LTIP and CHSForward Programmes provide robust and reliable information to identify the future maintenance need, or transport infrastructure improvements to be carried out within the next three to five years. The programmes are used to support forward financial planning and communicate the anticipated planned maintenance and transport improvements to elected members, County Local Committees, local West Sussex businesses and residents.


The Annual Delivery Programmeis developed and prepared from the integration of the Forward Programmes each year during autumn for approval in advance of the start of the new financial year. It prioritises maintenance and improvement schemes taking into account available funding for delivery and the relative need.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 14/12/2018

Decision due: April 2019 by Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure

Lead member: Councillor Roger Elkins

Contact: Rowan Sheppard, Highway Asset Manager (Interim) Email: Tel: 033 022 23627.

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.



The County Local Committees will be informed and asked to note schemes in their specific areas (anticipated during the February/March 2019 round of meetings).


Internal consultation in development of the draft Forward Works Programmes and Annual Delivery Plan including asset owners and programme leads within the Highways and Transport service. The draft Forward Works Programmes will be presented to the Highways and Transport Capital Hub for review.


Democratic Services Contact: Judith Shore Tel: 033 022 26052

Background3: A Prosperous Place


Background papers

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