Dover transfer scheme: decision

Explains the decision not to agree the transfer, and enhanced, scheme submitted by Dover Harbour Board in January 2010 and June 2012.


Dover transfer scheme decision letter

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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
Published 20 December 2012