Consultations in East Sussex

Find and participate in consultations in East Sussex. Your responses will help us make decisions on planning, delivering and evaluating services.  

Recent consultations are listed below or you can search by keyword, postcode, or subject.

Open Consultations

  • Ashdown Forest Car Parking Charging

    The Conservators of Ashdown Forest, who care for the forest on a day-to-day basis, are asking for your views on: Whether parking charges should be introduced from Spring/Summer of 2022. How much parking charges might be. The details of the design and operation of... More

    Closes 6 December 2021

  • London Road, Bexhill

    We would like your views on the London Road, Bexhill – Traffic Management & Public Realm proposals. East Sussex County Council (ESCC), in conjunction with Rother District Council (RDC), are consulting on plans to enhance the public realm and improve traffic management in the... More

    Closes 10 December 2021

  • Consultation on a proposal to establish a specialist facility at All Saints CE Primary School from 1 September 2022

    East Sussex County Council is proposing to establish a specialist facility at All Saints CE Primary School from 1 September 2022. The facility would accommodate up to 12 pupils with neuro-diverse profiles, such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder and associated Social, Emotional and Mental Health... More

    Closes 10 December 2021

  • Bexhill Cycle Route consultation

    East Sussex County Council (ESCC) is developing a range of schemes across the county that aim to create safer, more sustainable communities, and align with the Government’s commitment to encouraging more active travel. We are currently looking to take forward a new... More

    Closes 16 December 2021

  • How are we doing? Young People's Survey 2021

    Young people’s feedback We want your views about what works well and what could be improved in the Youth Offending Team. This helps us improve how we support young people and their families working with us. For us to know how well we are doing, we... More

    Closes 18 December 2021

Closed Consultations

  • Polegate High Street

    East Sussex Highways, in partnership with East Sussex County Council, is proposing to improve pedestrian and bus stop facilities and introduce a 20mph speed limit along Polegate High Street. This will be between the A2270 Junction (Wannock Rd, Eastbourne Rd and A2270) to the B2247... More

    Closed 26 November 2021

  • Eastbourne Parking Review 2021 - formal consultation

    We receive many requests for new or changes to existing parking, waiting and stopping restrictions in Eastbourne Borough. To manage these and make effective use of our budgets we have a priority ranking system. All requests are considered and locations given the highest priority are progressed as... More

    Closed 26 November 2021

  • Recruitment Brand Development Survey

    As a Council we are thinking about our recruitment brand and how we can reach and attract a wider range of candidates. We think that ESCC is a great place to work with many attractive benefits, a supportive management structure, and a range of career pathways to offer. If we are not... More

    Closed 22 November 2021

  • Statutory Notice for the proposed change of age range at Cradle Hill Community Primary School

    Notice is hereby given that East Sussex County Council, County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes BN7 1UE is proposing to make an alteration to Cradle Hill Community Primary School, Lexden Rd, Seaford BN25 3BA, by lowering its age range from 4-11 to 2-11 with effect from 1 April 2022. ... More

    Closed 11 November 2021

  • Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme 2021 - Expression of Interest Application Form – Christmas (Round 2)

    Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme 2021 for East Sussex - Expression of Interest Application Form – Christmas (Round 2) Please note the link to start the online survey and complete the EOI is at the bottom of this page. This is the 2nd EOI... More

    Closed 10 November 2021

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We asked

Over the summer we consulted on our plans for sexual health services in East Sussex ready for the new contract in October 2022.

The aim was to make sure that the proposed service model would provide easy access to services that meet people’s needs. It was important to hear people’s views as the service model has changed significantly in the last few years due to digital innovation and COVID-19.

You said

People were concerned that some groups of people may find it more difficult to access the service. 

We did

In response to the consultation feedback, the service specification has been adapted to allow two drop-in triage clinics for all ages at each clinic site in Hastings and in Eastbourne. This is in recognition of people who are digitally excluded, do not have phones, or rely on limited phone credit or are genuinely unable to access their GP.

We asked

East Sussex County Council’s SEND team commissioned a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) of the local area to find out what was going well for children, young people and their families and what could be improved. The outcome of the review will help the team, working with partners, to develop a strategy for 2022-24 which puts in place improvements and build on the successes.

You said

We did

After reviewing the current position across education, health and social care provision and services, the JSNA made recommendations for improvements including prioritising prevention, early identification and intervention; improving processes and capacity of services with the longest waiting time for assessment and treatment; and improving access to, and increasing provision for mental health support. The report also highlighted areas where the ISEND service can build on successes including the continuing efforts to ensure the involvement of children, young people and their families in the development of provision and SEND training in schools.

As well as informing the SEND strategy, the outcome of the JSNA will help East Sussex County Council and partners set joint commissioning priorities, ensuring the appropriate support is in place for children and young people across East Sussex.

We asked

We asked if the LCWIP networks connected the right places in the County, alongside asking you about your cycling or walking activity and whether there were any barriers.

You said

You raised several general issues; these are summarised as follows:

  • Strategy – not in alignment with recent DfT guidance, needs greater consideration of disabled people’s needs, links should be made to local plan development sites, the plan should be linked to adjoining authority LCWIP’s.
  • Infrastructure & scheme delivery - shared cycling and walking schemes are generally not supported, road space should not be allocated to active travel due to the risk of causing increased congestion, would like to see more traffic calming and 20mph speed limits, consideration should be given to equestrian users.
  • Safety & training – greater regulation of cyclists, greater training for drivers in relation to consideration of cyclists, more cycle training for people of all ages.
  • Document specifics – maps difficult to read and document too long.

You raised concerns in relation to specific geographic locations.

  • A259 Newhaven – Rottingdean - concerns about the re-allocation of road space to cycling and walking infrastructure on this corridor.
  • Croft Road, Crowborough – concerns raised about the options for pedestrianisation and impact on potential bus routing/bus stop access, deliveries, and traffic flow displacement.
  • Broad Street, Seaford – concerns raised about potential pedestrianisation and impact on access for deliveries to shops and businesses


We did

A summary of the updates to the final LCWIP are: -

  • Greater emphasis on walking 
  • Greater links to Local Plans 
  • Links with Neighbourhood Plans (NP’s) 
  • Commitment to investigate inclusion of schemes that meet with new government strategies and guidance (Gear Change Strategy & LTN 1/20)
  • More emphasis on electric cycles, e-cargo bikes, and cycle parking (especially for electric cycles) 
  • Greater consideration to people with physical and hidden disabilities 
  • Links with leisure and tourism and open space 
  • Inclusion of maintenance for footways/cycleways
  • Additonal information on funding the LCWIP