Highways Policies, Strategies and Plans

1. Highway Policy Overview

East Sussex County Council recognises the vital role played by the local highway network and is committed to ensuring that it has the best highway network for the investment available.

You can read an overview of what we plan to achieve and how we hope to achieve it through our third Local Transport Plan.

Highway Policies

Details of our highway policies, plans and strategies can be found under the relevant title at the top of the page.

Many of the tasks carried out by East Sussex Highways are statutory duties or powers defined by national legislation. The highway policies set out the County Council’s position where local discretion is permitted in how duties or powers are applied, or in areas for which there is no legislation.

They are informed and supported by national guidance and Codes of Practice. We are currently in the process of implementing the new Well-Managed Highway Infrastructure: A Code of Practice, with the view to adopt the code by the end of 2018.

The policies also support and enable the delivery of the East Sussex Council Plan and Priorities, and the Local Transport Plan.

Review cycle

The policies are reviewed at regular intervals to ensure that they reflect the latest legislation, national guidance and best practice, and to take account of continuing feedback and changes in working practices.

We welcome any feedback you may have.

If you have any questions or comments about our policies or would like to request a printed copy, please get in touch.

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