Decision details

Approval of the Harbours Marine Safety Plan

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Highways, Travel and Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Reason for the Decision


Harbour operations have been reviewed and assessed throughout the period by the Designated Person which highlighted some compliance issues. This included the requirement of a Marine Safety Plan and a list of other issues requiring attention. These issues were outlined and timetabled for action at Harbours Committee on 28 September 2022. This report presents a draft Marine Safety Plan for consideration and progress towards delivering other actions. By addressing these issues, we can ensure Dorset Council’s harbours are complaint with the Port Marine Safety Code.


Alternative Options Considered and Rejected






Harbours Advisory Committee – 8 December 2022


Budget Implications


As set out in the report.


Legal Implications


As set out in the report


Any Conflict of Interest




Reference Documents


Committee papers of the Harbours Advisory Committee – 8 December 2022.






That the Marine Safety Plan be approved.

Publication date: 08/12/2022

Date of decision: 08/12/2022