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 website
East Sussex in Figures provides the latest statistics about East Sussex. Visit for information on communities including:
- the economy
Local district or borough councils are responsible for setting and collecting business rates. The amount payable depends on the rateable value of premises, set by the Valuation Office Agency - GOV.UK.
The links below will direct you to information about business rates in your area.
- Business rates - Hastings Borough Council
- Business rates - Lewes and Eastbourne Councils
- Business rates - Rother District Council
- Business rates - Wealden District Council
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.
- Planning and building control - Hastings Borough Council
- Planning and building control - Lewes and Eastbourne Councils
- Planning and building control - Rother District Council
- Planning and building control - Wealden District Council
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.
- Parking - Hastings Borough Council
- Parking - Lewes and Eastbourne Councils
- Parking - Rother District Council
- Parking - Wealden District Council
There is also on-street parking information on the County Council's parking pages.