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Business Item
Governance of the Southwold Harbour Lands
Is a Key Decision:
Decision Type:
Decision Maker:
Southwold Harbour Lands Joint Committee
Date of Decision
Fri 5 Jul 2019
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To consider the future governance of the Southwold Harbour Lands.
Matter for Decision (to consider...)
The Governance of the Southwold Harbour Lands
Service Area
Economic Development & Regeneration
Service Area 2
Not Applicable
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Background Papers:
As per the report.
Is Decision District Wide
Decision Made


That the Joint Committee resolves to:

1.      Note the report dated 24 June 2019 to the Joint Committee (Report) and appendices;

2.      Arrange a further consultation exercise by:

(i)    publishing on the East Suffolk Council website a consultation circular setting out the context, which has been approved by the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Joint Committee after discussions with their respective Joint Committee Members, the explanatory note (as produced at Appendix B to the Report) and the draft Harbour Management Committee constitution (as produced at Appendices C and D to the Report) from Ashfords LLP;

(ii)  inviting any new written representations by e-mail by a suitable date, making it clear that there is no need to repeat representations made in the previous consultation exercise because those will continue to inform future planning; and

(iii) arranging a public event at a suitable location in Southwold, to enable stakeholders to make representations and ask questions in person if they prefer.

3.       Meet again after an appropriate period to decide the way forward, taking into account the results of that consultation exercise. 

Reason for Decision

The recommendations made in this report are to implement the March Resolutions made by the JC and are made for the reasons summarised in this report and explained in more detail in the reports referred to in it (which are available at the links in

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected

The proposals made in this report are to implement the March Resolutions made by the Joint Committee.  Before those resolutions were made, the Joint Committee considered all of the other options described in section 11 of the February Report.

Although it may not be necessary to carry out a further consultation exercise, some consultees in the previous consultation exercise did ask for this and, in the March Resolutions, the JC did resolve to arrange further consultation, as described in section 5 of the report.

Any Declarations of Interest Declared


Councillor I Bradbury declared a Local Non Pecuniary Interest as he was the Secretary of the Blyth Estuary Partnership.

Any Dispensation Granted

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Decision History

Date & Time CreatedUser Full NameStatus DescriptionDetails
 Page 1 of 2, items 1 to 10 of 13.
26/06/2019 11:17:33Nicola WottonBusiness Item Created 
26/06/2019 11:17:33Nicola WottonCommittee AddedSouthwold Harbour Lands Joint Committee
26/06/2019 11:17:33Nicola WottonMeeting Added05/07/2019 10:00AM
26/06/2019 11:17:56 General Details EditedReference Number Generated (ES/0068)
26/06/2019 11:17:56Nicola WottonStatus ChangedDecision Scheduled [1]
26/06/2019 11:18:35Nicola WottonWard AddedSouthwold
26/06/2019 11:25:49Nicola WottonGeneral Details Edited 
27/06/2019 12:56:26Sarah CarterReport AddedDocument ID 1650: Item 6 - Report to SHLJC for 5 July
09/07/2019 14:37:22Nicola WottonGeneral Details Edited 
09/07/2019 14:44:52Matt MakinStatus ChangedDecision Subject To Call In [3]


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