Relocating your business

Are you relocating or expanding your business in East Sussex? The websites below can help.

Locate East Sussex

Locate East Sussex is the official inward investment agency for East Sussex. They advise businesses on growth and work to grow our local economy.

Get free and impartial advice on:

  • access to funding to accelerate growth
  • finding your commercial property with their property search tool
  • assistance with location decisions
  • contacting local planning and economic development teams
  • case studies and success stories.

See Locate East Sussex.

East Sussex in Figures (ESiF) website

The ESiF website provides the latest statistics about East Sussex. Visit for information on communities including:

  • the economy
  • housing
  • transport
  • population

See East Sussex in Figures.

Business rates

Local district or borough councils are responsible for setting and collecting business rates. The amount payable depends on the rateable value of a premises, set by the Valuation Office Agency - GOV.UK.

The links below will direct you to information about business rates in your area.

Planning

If you want to expand existing or build new premises, you will probably need to consider both planning and building regulations. The GOV.UK website features a comprehensive guide to planning permission and building regulations.

District and borough councils deal with most planning and building issues. The links below direct you to information about planning permission and building control in East Sussex.

Parking

If you need to consider parking availability for staff, visitors and customers, you can find information on car parks, on-street parking and parking charges through our district and borough councils.

There is also on-street parking information on the County Council's parking pages.