Developers East Sussex (DES)

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Established in May 2016, DES is a subgroup of Team East Sussex. It takes an active role in the delivery of quality sustainable development in East Sussex.

DES is committed to making a difference to East Sussex’s growth agenda to bring about:

  • Deliverable, high quality and sustainable development.
  • A functional property market.
  • Growth in jobs and housing.

DES operates through a subscription-based membership. Developers based in East Sussex who want to join the group should contact us.

Email: Economic Development team
Please include ‘DES membership’ in the subject field.

DES Meetings

DES normally meets quarterly at various locations across the county, but since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, virtual meetings are taking place every six weeks.

The next DES meeting is scheduled for 16th November 2021 via video conference.

The most recent DES minutes (from the last three meetings) are available to view here:

Copies of older minutes, plus any meeting papers or slides, are available on request from the County Council’s Economic Development team.
Email: Economic Development team

DES terms of reference