Harbours Advisory Committee - Wednesday, 20th September, 2023 2.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, Dorchester, DT1 1XJ. View directions

Contact: Joshua Kennedy  Email:


No. Item



To receive any apologies for absence.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 131 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 7 June 2023.



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

Representatives of town or parish councils and members of the public who live, work, or represent an organisation within the Dorset Council area are welcome to submit either 1 question or 1 statement for each meeting.  You are welcome to attend the meeting in person or via MS Teams to read out your question and to receive the response.   If you submit a statement for the committee this will be circulated to all members of the committee in advance of the meeting as a supplement to the agenda and appended to the minutes for the formal record but will not be read out at the meeting. The first 8 questions and the first 8 statements received from members of the public or organisations for each meeting will be accepted on a first come first served basis in accordance with the deadline set out below.  Further information read Public Participation - Dorset Council 


All submissions must be e-mailed in full to

by 8.30am on Friday 15th September 2023.


When submitting your question(s) and/or statement(s) please note that:


  • You can submit 1 question or 1 statement.
  • a question may include a short pre-amble to set the context.
  • It must be a single question and any sub-divided questions will not be permitted.
  • Each question will consist of no more than 450 words, and you will be given up to 3 minutes to present your question.
  • when submitting a question please indicate who the question is for (e.g., the name of the committee or Portfolio Holder) 
  • Include your name, address, and contact details.  Only your name will be published but we may need your other details to contact you about your question or statement in advance of the meeting. 
  • questions and statements received in line with the council’s rules for public participation will be published as a supplement to the agenda. 
  • all questions, statements and responses will be published in full within the minutes of the meeting.   


Chairman's Report

To consider a verbal report by the Chairman.


Harbour Consultative Group Minutes pdf icon PDF 381 KB

To note the minutes of the Weymouth Harbour Consultative Groups held on Wednesday 16 August 2023.



Harbour Master Updates pdf icon PDF 493 KB

To receive updates from the Weymouth and Bridport & Lyme Regis Harbour Masters.

Additional documents:


Harbours Budget Monitoring Report 2023-24 DOTX 512 KB

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

Additional documents:


Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) Engineering Update DOTX 55 KB

To provide an engineering update for Weymouth, Bridport and Lyme Regis harbours.

Additional documents:


Monitoring and review of the Marine Safety Plan DOTX 47 KB

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

Additional documents:


Bridport & Lyme Regis Harbours Pilotage Review pdf icon PDF 458 KB

To consider a report from the Bridport and Lyme Regis Harbour Master.

Additional documents:


PMSC Designated Persons Report pdf icon PDF 467 KB

To consider a report from the Harbours Designated Person.

Additional documents:


Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 323 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 x 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.


There is no scheduled exempt business for this meeting.