Issue details

Capital Funding: Demolition of County Buildings in Crawley

In August 2017 the Leader approved the Crawley Growth Programme LDR04 17.18 and following approval of the business case by the West Sussex Local Enterprise Partnership, delegated authority to the Executive Director Economy, Infrastructure and Environment (now the Director of Place Services) to progress the projects.  Redevelopment of the County Buildings site in Crawley, currently within West Sussex County Council ownership, is central to achieving committed outcomes in both the Crawley Growth Programme and the One Public Estate Programme. Initial viability work has identified the opportunity to deliver up to 195 homes and 4,780sqm of commercial space on the site offering an annual yield of over £1m and a significant capital receipt.  Much of the site is empty, has been dormant for a number of years and was declared surplus to county council requirements in January 2018 FR17 17.18.  A few services remain on the site and work in underway to relocate these.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: Northgate & West Green;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/05/2019

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

Lead member: Councillor Jeremy Hunt

Lead director: Executive Director Place Services

Contact: Duncan Barratt, Strategic Manager - Economy Email: Tel: 033 022 23875.

Consultation process

Representation concerning the proposed decision can be made to the Executive Director of Place Services via the author or service contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken


Crawley County Council Members. Crawley One Public Estate West Sussex Board, Crawley Growth Board which includes Crawley Borough Council, WSCC services that are located on this site and other existing occupiers.   WSCC Leader as portfolio holder for Economy, Cabinet Member for Corporate Resources, Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources. 

Democratic Services Contact: Monique Smart Tel: 033 022 22540

Background3: A Prosperous Place


Background papers

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