North Sunderland Harbour - modernise the constitution of the Commissioners
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HARBOURS ACT 1964 (AS AMENDED)
PROPOSED NORTH SUNDERLAND HARBOUR REVISION ORDER 20[ ]
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR A HARBOUR REVISION ORDER
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the North Sunderland Harbour Commissioners (“the applicant”) have applied to the Marine Management Organisation (“MMO”) for a Harbour Revision order under section 14 of the Harbours Act 1964.
The proposed order would modernise the constitution of the Commissioners, clarify the harbour limits and modernise the statutory powers applying in relation to North Sunderland Harbour. In particular, the order would confer: general powers and functions for the management of the harbour; a power to appropriate parts of the harbour for the exclusive or preferential use of particular trades, activities or vessels; powers of general direction; modernised powers of special direction; modernised byelaw-making powers; modernised powers to remove, sell, destroy or otherwise dispose of vessels which have been abandoned in the harbour; and a power to remove inappropriately-parked vehicles from the harbour. The order would also create several criminal offences in order to promote the proper functioning of the harbour.
The proposed order would not authorise the construction or alteration of a project or confer development consent. Accordingly, Council Directive 85/337/EEC on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment (as amended) which is codified by Council Directive 2011/92/EU (as amended by Directive 2014/52/EU) does not apply to the proposals and no environmental statement has been supplied.
A copy of the draft order and accompanying documents is deposited at the offices of the applicant at: 1 Harbour Road, Seahouses, NE68 7RN. These may be inspected at all reasonable hours until the expiry of the forty-two day period referred to below.
The draft order and accompanying documents are also available for inspection at the offices of the MMO in Newcastle Upon Tyne by appointment at the email address below or may be viewed on the MMO’s website at:
Any person desiring to make an objection or representation concerning the application should write to the Marine Licensing Team, Marine Management Organisation, Lancaster House, Hampshire Court, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 7YH or email to email@example.com. An objection or representation should:
i. be received before the expiry of a period of 42 days starting with the date at the foot of this notice;
ii. be made in writing quoting reference: HRO/2021/00001;
iii. state the grounds of the objection or representation;
iv. indicate who is making the objection or representation; and
v. give an address to which correspondence relating to the objection or representation may be sent.
The MMO will pass to the applicant a copy of any objections and other representations received.
If an objection is duly made and not withdrawn then the MMO may cause an inquiry to be held. Any objections duly made and not withdrawn and any representations duly made will be considered before the MMO decides whether or not to make the order.
Dated: 2nd March 2023
Dorade Law (solicitors for the North Sunderland Harbour Commissioners)
Devon TQ7 2EW
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