Issue details

Capital funding: Highwood Blue Light Centre

The One Public Estate Programme (OPE) is an established national initiative which aims to improve service delivery through co-location and integration of services and rationalise the public estate thereby generating revenue savings and securing capital receipts from the disposal of surplus land and assets.


As part of the One Public Estate West Sussex Programme, a project is being brought forward to create a new Blue-Light operational and training centre at Highwood, Horsham.  This is planned to provide a new fire station, a new, centralised Fire & Rescue Service training centre and facilities for joint training across the blue-light sector.



Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 21/01/2019

Decision due: March 2019 by Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources

Lead member: Councillor Jeremy Hunt

Contact: Miranda Shawcross, Programme Manager Email: Tel: 033022 25829.

Consultation process

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



Performance & Finance Select Committee (22 November 2018) as part of an overview of the OPE programme.  The Committee will have the opportunity to scrutinise a further decision on this issue later in 2019.

Democratic Services Contact: Suzannah Hill. Tel: 033 022 22551

West Sussex Plan Priority: A Council that Works for the Community


Background papers

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