Dover transfer scheme: decision letter

Announces a decision on the transfer scheme submitted by Dover Harbour Board in January 2010 and the enhanced scheme of 13 June 2012.



The Secretary of State for Transport has decided not to confirm the transfer scheme from Dover Harbour Board.

He concluded that:

  • the proposed transfer scheme would not ensure a sufficient level of enduring community participation in the port
  • there were other options available to secure the redevelopment of the Western Docks