Issue details

Framework for managing planned events on West Sussex highways

During the past few years West Sussex has seen an increase in events taking place on the highway across the county.  In order to realise the benefits from such events, the impacts on the community must be adequately considered and mitigated.  


A framework for co-ordinating and approving events on West Sussex highways has been developed and sets out a clear timeline and process for the approval of road closures to ensure it is consultative and transparent, whilst balancing the impacts versus the benefits.  It also sets out expectations in relation to how partners and event organisers communicate and co-ordinate to minimise any impact attributed to events.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 division;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/05/2019

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

Lead member: Councillor Roger Elkins

Contact: Jeff Elliot, Highway Network and Traffic Manager Email: Tel: 033 022 25973.

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.



Consultation with the District and Borough councils in West Sussex, emergency service providers and internal West Sussex County Council stake holders.

Environment, Communities and Fire Select Committee on 20 June 2019


Democratic Services Contact: Judith Shore Tel: 033 022 26052

Background3: A Prosperous Place


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