A consultation on proposals to revise the Harbour Order (HO) fees applied in England and the Port of Milford Haven (a reserved trust port) has been launched. Current fees for applications do not reflect the actual costs to the MMO in determining HO applications nor do they recognise the increased complexity of these applications. The fee structure was last updated 25 years ago in in 1994.
This is in-line with HMT guidelines on Managing Public Money and will seek to ensure that a greater proportion of the cost of a HO application is met by applicants.
The consultation is seeking views on options to revise the fee structure.