Issue details

Crawley Growth Programme: Eastern Gateway Scheme

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 type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 04/01/2019

Decision due: February 2019 by Executive Director Economy, Infrastructure and Environment

Lead director: Lee Harris

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

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Executive Director of Economy, Infrastructure and Environment, via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken

Consultees

Public Engagement on Eastern and Station Gateway June 2018

Crawley Borough Council Members

Local West Sussex County Council members

Stakeholder engagement with key groups, partners and organisations

Democratic Services Contact: Katherine De La Mora Tel: 033 022 22535

West Sussex Plan Priority: A Prosperous Place

Decisions

Background papers