Capital programme

Capital Programme: projects in the year ahead 2019/20

As well as providing services, the Council invests in, and maintains, assets such as roads and buildings. The capital programme supports delivery of the Council’s priority outcomes, particularly driving economic growth and keeping vulnerable people safe. Details of the full current capital programme to 2023 are in our financial budget summary. Below are examples of key projects that will be underway in 2019/20 at a cost of £103.1m.

Capital spend

Economic Growth & Strategic Infrastructure £16.1m

  • £4.4m to increase the number of premises in the county that can access superfast broadband
  • £8.6m to build the Newhaven Port Access Road

Community & Social Care Facilities £6.8m

  • £1.0m for the development of Greenacres to provide supported living services for people with learning disabilities and complex challenging behaviour
  • £4.3m for the development of Lansdowne to provide additional secure accommodation for young people

Highways & Structural Maintenance £27.2m

  • Structural maintenance of highways to maintain and improve the road surface

Integrated Transport Services £13.6m

  • £2.5m of walking and cycling movements in Eastbourne and South Wealden
  • £6.5m of junction improvements in Hastings, Bexhill, Eastbourne, Hailsham and Polegate

Schools £27.5m

  • Primary school pupil numbers in the county are expected to plateau over the next three years and by 2021/22 may have started to decline
  • By 2021/22 secondary school pupil numbers are expected to have increased by around 9%
  • We are planning to create new school places in Hailsham, Polegate, Willingdon and Newhaven/Peacehaven

Building Maintenance & Efficiency £11.9m

  • The Council will invest in improvements to buildings and technology to improve efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions

Capital Resourcing 2018/19 to 2022/23

Because capital projects may take several years to deliver we need to know how we will fund the full £363.2 million programme. Details of where this money will come from is given below.

Capital resourcing