Decision details

Consultation Response to the Transport for the South East Proposal to Government

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To provide a formal response to the consultation by the Transport for the South East (TfSE) that proposes the terms under which Sub National Transport Body (STB) statutory status will be requested from Government.





1.    That the consultation draft of the Proposal to Government (Annex 1 to the submitted report)  including the powers and responsibilities requested by Transport for the South East (TfSE) and the proposed governance arrangements with the following amendments to Annex 1 (Table 1) be agreed,

            a.        Rail - The powers being sought for rail should be for strategic schemes only and the County Council must still be consulted directly on the terms of the franchises and any matters that affect us locally (including infrastructure and service enhancements).

            b.        Bus Service Provision - The powers being sought for bus service franchising should be in partnership with and with the agreement of the County Council.


2.    That authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Community Protection, Transport and Environment in consultation with the Deputy Leader to make any final changes to the TfSE proposal submitted to Government.


Reason for Decision:


The TfSE Proposal to Government is a constructive way for Authorities in the South East Area to exercise a common voice to government through the use of the powers sought in Annex 1.


[The decisions on this item can be called in by the Communities, Environment & Highways Select Committee]


Report author: Lucy Monie

Publication date: 17/07/2019

Date of decision: 16/07/2019

Decided at meeting: 16/07/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 25/07/2019

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