Current Consultations

The following consultations are current – click on the link to Have Your Say



The Community Safety & Wellbeing Team at West Sussex County Council has launched two surveys in order to gather feedback about people’s perceptions and experiences of cybercrime/online safety over the last 12 months. Responses to this survey will influence how the County Council shapes their cybercrime/online safety support work for residents and local businesses in the future.

Personal Use Survey:
WSCC are looking for any West Sussex resident, aged 18 or above, to complete their Personal Use Cybercrime/Online Safety Survey. Survey link –

Business Survey:
WSCC are seeking views and information from business owners/managers to help support them. Survey link –

We appreciate that some people are rightly cautious about clicking on links in E-mails. If you prefer, you can search online for West Sussex Cybercrime Survey and follow the links to the Personal and/or Business surveys.

The surveys will be open for 5 weeks, and will close at midnight on Monday 19th November 2018.




Bus User Survey

Further to our recent Bus Strategy Consultation, West Sussex County Council would like to know more about how passengers use our supported bus routes across the county. Most routes in West Sussex are operated by bus companies on a commercial basis, and these are not part of this survey. However, some routes receive a subsidy from the county council to help them run.  Below is a list of bus services which are currently either wholly or partly subsidised by the county council and are included in the survey:

Arriva – 63

Brighton & Hove – 59A

Compass Travel – 8/8A, 16, 19, 30, 31, 33, 36A/36C, 39, 42, 52, 62, 64, 66A/66C, 67, 69, 71, 74/74A/74B, 85/85A, 89, 93, 96, 99, 100, 150

Metrobus – 61, 65, 84, 98, 200, 270, 272, 291, 606, 610, 692, 693

Stagecoach – 46, 47, 50, 54, 56, 70, 91/92/93

Shared Taxi Service – Billilinks (Villages Transport Link)

We are keen to gather feedback from passengers and others to help us understand the impact of any potential changes to the routes above.

Further information and the online questionnaire is available at

or by calling 01243 642105 for a paper copy.




Consultation description

The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on the principle of whether non-hydraulic fracturing shale gas exploration development should be granted planning permission through a permitted development right, and in particular the circumstances in which it would be appropriate.     Please click on the link below:-

GOVERNMENT CONSULTATION on the Inclusion of shale gas production projects in the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) regime

Consultation description

This initial consultation is intended to gather views from industry, regulators and other interested parties on the timings and criteria for including shale gas production projects in the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) regime under the Planning Act 2008.

We encourage responses to this consultation from the following in particular:

  • onshore oil and gas operators with an interest in developing shale gas production sites
  • anyone conducting research or providing advisory services relating to the exploration and development of shale gas resources
  • industry bodies, groups or individuals with an interest in the production of onshore shale gas
  • regulators dealing with the use, management and protection of onshore shale gas resources
  • planning authorities responsible for plan-making and decision taking in relation to planning applications for shale gas projects

Please click on the link below:-


Environment Agency – Lower Stumble (NOW CLOSED)

Click here to see Balcombe Parish Council’s response

BPC Response to EA June 2018

The Environment Agency are seeking your comments before 5 June 2018 on an environmental permit application received from Cuadrilla Balcombe Limited for

Lower Stumble Hydrocarbon Exploration Site
Off London Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH17 6JH