Issue details

Burgess Hill Growth Programme - Approval of Place and Connectivity Programme Funding Agreement

The Mid Sussex Growth Deal identifies a set of shared priorities for economic growth in Burgess Hill.  The Growth Deal includes the Burgess Hill Place and Connectivity Programme - a coordinated investment in public realm improvements and sustainable transport infrastructure that are integral to unlock planned growth at Burgess Hill. In December 2018 Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) approved an allocation of £10.92m of Local Growth Funding (LGF) with 50% match funding requirement to support the delivery of the Place and Connectivity Programme.  The £10.92m LGF allocation supports a total programme value of £21.84m with match funding commitments met from private sector and S106 contributions.

 

The programme requires a funding agreement to be completed with the LEP to support subsequent development and delivery of schemes and drawdown of the LGF allocation by March 2021.  West Sussex County Council (WSCC) will be the Delivery Body for the overall programme and responsible for the relationship with the LEP and a Funding Agreement has been drafted and provisionally agreed with the LEP.

 

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 21/12/2018

Decision due: March 2019 by Leader

Lead member: Ms Louise Goldsmith louise.goldsmith@westsussex.gov.uk

Contact: Duncan Barratt, Strategic Manager - Economy Email: duncan.barratt@westsussex.gov.uk Tel: 033 022 23875.

Consultation process

Representations can be made concerning this proposed decision to the Leader, via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken. 

 

Consultees

Local Members

Democratic Services Contact: Katherine De La Mora Tel: 0330 022 22535

West Sussex Plan Priority: A Prosperous Place

Decisions

Background papers

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