Consultation outcome

Harbour directions power: designation of English and non-fishery Welsh harbour authorities

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Detail of outcome

The ‘Summary of responses’ analyses responses received, sets out the outcome of this consultation and outlines the next steps to be taken. It is the responsibility of:

  • Welsh ministers to designate any Welsh fishery harbours with the power to give harbour directions
  • Scottish Ministers to designate any statutory harbour authorities in Scotland

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

Seeks views on 31 applications from harbour authorities to be designated with the power to give harbour directions.

Documents

Harbour directions power: letter to consultees

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Harbour directions power: consultation document

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Harbour directions power: consultation document

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Annex C-1: application of Associated British Ports (ABP)

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Annex C-2: application of Cattewater Harbour Commissioners

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Annex C-3: application of Chichester Harbour Conservancy

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Annex C-4: application of Crouch Harbour Authority

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Annex C-5: application of Dart Harbour and Navigation Authority

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Annex C-6: application of Falmouth Docks and Engineering Company

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Annex C-7: application of Falmouth Harbour Commissioners

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Annex C-8: application of Fowey Harbour Commissioners

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Annex C-9: application of Hayle Harbour Authority

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Annex C-10: application of Mostyn Docks Ltd

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Annex C-11: application of Heysham Port Limited (Peel Ports)

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Annex C-12: application of Manchester Ship Canal Company Ltd (Peel Ports)

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Annex C-13: application of South Hams District Council for Salcombe Harbour

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Annex C-14: application of Sutton Harbour Company (Plymouth)

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Consultation description

This consultation concerns seeks feedback on designating the power to give harbour directions to an initial 31 harbour authorities. Applications for designation were received from 31 statutory harbour authorities in England and statutory non-fishery harbour authorities in Wales.

Background information

The Harbours Act 1964 was amended by section 5 of the Marine Navigation Act 2013 which inserted sections 40A to 40D. These sections provide a mechanism for the Secretary of State for Transport to, by order, designate harbour authorities with the power to give harbour directions. The aim of this is to allow harbour authorities to better regulate shipping and improve safety within their harbour area.

It is the responsibility of:

  • Welsh Ministers to designate any Welsh fishery harbours
  • Scottish Ministers to designate statutory harbour authorities in Scotland

with the power to give harbour directions.