Decision details

Gigabit West Sussex for Districts and Boroughs

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Discussions have been taking place with the Department of Culture, Media and Sports and a consortium of district and borough councils and West Sussex County Council to improve the speed of internet access to public buildings. The report will recommend that Chichester District Council progresses these discussions in relation to grant funding and commits along with other public sector partners to a 20-year lease of the fibre in the ground.  There will be no additional revenue cost for this improved service.





(1)  That it be approved that Chichester District Council commits in principle to the sites listed in para 3.1 of the agenda report to a 20-year lease of new dark fibre infrastructure as part of a contract between West Sussex County Council and the selected supplier, subject to central government gap funding, lease terms and on a cost neutral basis.


(2)  That consideration of which option to accept in relation to the CCTV contract award on the basis that whatever option is selected will also be cost neutral be delegated to the Head of Commercial Services.


(3)  That Chichester District Council do inform the Gigabit West Sussex project team of sites, including parish councils, outside the Capita WAN which could be included in the procurement.

Report author: Mrs Diane Shepherd

Publication date: 07/09/2017

Date of decision: 05/09/2017

Decided at meeting: 05/09/2017 - Cabinet

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