Harbours Committee - Wednesday, 29th September, 2021 10.00 am

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To receive any apologies for absence.


Declarations of Interest

To disclose any pecuniary, other registerable or non-registrable interest as set out in the adopted Code of Conduct. In making their disclosure councillors are asked to state the agenda item, the nature of the interest and any action they propose to take as part of their declaration.


If required, further advice should be sought from the Monitoring Officer in advance of the meeting.


Public Participation

To receive questions or statements on the business of the committee from town and parish councils and members of the public.

Public speaking has been suspended for virtual committee meetings during the Covid-19 crisis and public participation will be dealt with through written submissions only.

Members of the public who live, work or represent an organisation within the Dorset Council area, may submit up to two questions or a statement of up to a maximum of 450 words.  All submissions must be sent electronically to by the deadline set out below.  When submitting a question please indicate who the question is for and include your name, address and contact details.  Questions and statements received in line with the council’s rules for public participation will be published as a supplement to the agenda.

Questions will be read out by an officer of the council and a response given by the appropriate Portfolio Holder or officer at the meeting.  All questions, statements and responses will be published in full within the minutes of the meeting.  The deadline for submission of the full text of a question or statement is 8.30am on Monday 27 September 2021.


Chairman's Report

To consider a verbal report by the Chairman.


Harbour Consultative Group (HCG) Minutes pdf icon PDF 267 KB

To note the minutes of the meeting of Weymouth HCG on 18 August 2021.


Please note that the Bridport and Lyme Regis HCGs meet twice yearly and no meetings have taken place since the last meeting of Harbours Committee.


Draft Dorset Council Harbours Strategy for Public Consultation pdf icon PDF 232 KB

To consider a report by the Head of Environment and Wellbeing.


Harbour Master Updates pdf icon PDF 883 KB

To receive the following updates from the Harbour Masters:-


·         Weymouth

·         Bridport & Lyme Regis

Additional documents:


Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) Engineering Update pdf icon PDF 215 KB

To consider a report by the Lead Manager - Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM).

Additional documents:


Budget Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 261 KB

To consider a report by the Weymouth and Bridport & Lyme Regis Harbour Masters.

Additional documents:


Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 328 KB

To consider the Harbours Committee Workplan.


Urgent items

To consider any items of business which the Chairman has had prior notification and considers to be urgent pursuant to section 100B (4) b) of the Local Government Act 1972. The reason for the urgency shall be recorded in the minutes.


Exempt Business

To move the exclusion of the press and the public for the following item in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of paragraph 3 of schedule 12 A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).


The public and the press will be asked to leave the meeting whilst the item of business is considered.