This report seeks to update the Committee on the Infrastructure Investment Plan (IIP) 2022-2024 and work scheduled for 2023 before the IIP is updated fully in 2024.
[During the discussion, Councillor Elkins declared a Personal Interest as both a Member of Ferring Parish Council and a Member for West Sussex County Council.]
Upon the invitation of the Chair, the Planning Policy Team Leader presented the report which updated the Committee on the Infrastructure Investment Plan (IIP) 2022-2024 and work scheduled for 2023 before the IIP was updated fully in 2024. It was explained that the Council’s governance procedures allowed for a ‘light touch’ update in 2023 to existing projects on the IIP including any potential new projects that might be added and assessed.
Members then took part in a debate on the item where a number of points were raised. The liaising with and sharing information with Parish Councils was commended. The bringing forward of the Littlehampton Waste Centre project following the downgrading by West Sussex County Council of the Westhampnett Waste Transfer project was also discussed and concerns were raised for the impacts this might have on provision in Bognor Regis, for example whether expanded provision at both Chichester and Littlehampton could lead to the site in Bognor Regis being closed. The recommendation was then proposed by Councillor Elkins and seconded by Councillor Yeates.
That all infrastructure providers be invited to provide any updated information on the status of existing projects on the IIP and whether there were any potential new projects that providers may like to be considered for assessment and prioritisation.