Port of London Harbour Revision Order formal consultation
The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has today (18 August 2021) started its formal consultation on a draft Port of London Authority (PLA) Harbour Revision Order (HRO).
HROs amend the existing legislative basis of a port and are consented under the Harbours Act 1964. The MMO has, since 2010, undertaken this process on behalf of the Secretary of State for the Department of Transport.
The HRO is intended to modernise the Port of London Act 1968, under which the PLA operates. It takes into account the nature of modern operations and technology in use on the river today and the continued evolution of the PLA as a modern, transparent organisation.
The PLA HRO can be found on the GOV.UK website at GOV.UK: Port of London Authority Harbour Revision Order. It is also on PLA website at Port of London Authority: Harbour Revision Order. The PLA HRO reflects revisions made after an informal, pre-submission consultation in autumn 2019. More than 50 stakeholders contributed through the informal consultation phase.
The formal consultation will last for an extended 56-day period, closing on 12 October 2021. An HRO consultation normally lasts 42 days; the PLA has requested the extension to allow as many people as possible opportunity to engage and comment.
Comments on the PLA HRO application should be sent to the MMO Marine Licensing Team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by post at the address below:
Marine Licensing Team
Marine Management Organisation
Newcastle Upon Tyne
To be considered, representations need to:
- be received before the expiry of a period of 56-days consultation period;
- be made in writing and quoting reference HRO/2020/00005;
- state the grounds of the objection or representation;
- indicate who is making the objection or representation; and
- give an address to which correspondence relating to the objection or representation may be sent.