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 while the Covid-19 situation continues, virtual meetings are taking place every six weeks.

The next DES meeting is scheduled for 24th August 2021 via video conference. The agenda and papers will be published below, along with the minutes and papers of previous DES meetings.

2021 DES meetings:

2020 DES meetings:

2019 DES meetings:

Copies of earlier minutes pre-2019 are available on request from the County Council’s Economic Development team.
Email: Economic Development team

DES terms of reference