Guernsey Ports Master Plan Consultation
The Public Services Department is developing a Ports Master Plan, which will provide a comprehensive understanding of the existing infrastructure, legislation and operations of Guernsey's harbours.
It will analyse the existing port facilities and capabilities as well as the strains upon them and the perceived challenges Guernsey's harbours faces in terms of future requirements.
The Ports Master Plan will set out clear but flexible objectives and proposals for developments within its 25 year horizon, based on the forecast information available and the feedback from public consultation, while making preparations for the requirements beyond the initial 25 year scope of the document.
The Ports Master Plan is a vital document to ensure a definitive and guided progression of Guernsey's harbours in the future.
One of the most important elements in developing Guernsey's Ports Master Plan is consultation with those affected by any potential changes or developments. To achieve this, key stakeholders have been identified, including, but not restricted to, commercial and leisure users.
Further background information can be found through the link to the right of this page.
A comprehensive consultation programme has been developed, which will ensure that the views, opinions and needs of interested groups and the wider general public are fully considered. This will include, but not be limited to, the use of focus groups, public workshops, presentations and meetings.
The first stage of this consultation began on 24 May 2012, with 16 commercial operators / companies with a direct interest in the operation of the ports attended a face to face interview with Public Services and its consultants Moffatt & Nichol and Turley Associates.
This provided an unrestrained opportunity to speak to Moffatt & Nichol and Turley Associates and raise issues pertinent to the development of a ports master plan. The Department played a low key role on the basis that Moffatt & Nichol wanted to capture thoughts and ideas as part of the overall consultation process rather than attempt to address issues or create solutions on the spot.
Several other commercial port users who were not present on this day were also consulted shortly after this day of interviews.
Following the interviews with the commercial port operators, Turley Associates together with Moffatt & Nichol and Public Services convened a stakeholder focus group session.
The focus groups comprised, as far as possible, a cross-section off the public, with representatives drawn from various community and commercial groups and associations.
The presentation used as the basis for this session can be found as an attachment at the bottom of this page.
On 31 May 2012 a public "drop-in" was held at Beau Sejour. A summary of the material and outputs from the initial stakeholder sessions was displayed with an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions and comment further.
The findings of this first round of consultation can be found at the bottom of this page.
Supporting DocumentsConsultation Stage 1 - Findings Report The results of the Ports Master Plan consultation stage one Consultation Stage 1 - Presentation The Ports Master Plan Stakeholder Consultation Stage One Presentation The Master Plan Journey Consultation Stage 2 – Part 1 St. Sampson’s Harbour Consultation Stage 2 – Part 2 Consultation Stage 2 - Findings Report The results of the Ports Master Plan Consultation Stage 2
Peter FallaPublic Services Department, Guernsey
Tel: +44 01481 202250 Email: Peter.Falla@gov.gg