Item 10

Report to the

Date: 15 July 2008

Report by: Head of Planning Services, Portsmouth City Council

Tel 023 9283 46915

email: paul.denyer@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Subject: Port Master Plans - Consultation by Department for Transport

1. Summary

1.1 The Department for Transport is seeking views as to whether major ports should be required to prepare master plans for their future development, as airports are required to do. This report proposes a response by Transport for South Hampshire on behalf of the three highway authorities.

1.2 The following decision is sought:

2. Reason

2.1 The two ports are important to the local economy and adequate transport links to them are vital to their future vitality. Formal long term development plans will enable the future need for investment in these transport networks to be properly identified and investment programmed.

3. Other Options Considered and Rejected

3.1 Taking no action.

4. Conflicts of Interest Declared by the Decision Maker or Other Executive Member Consulted - None.

5. Dispensation granted by the Standards Committee - None.

6. Reason(s) for the Matter being dealt with if Urgent - None.

Approved by: ................................. Date: ................................

Councillor M J Kendal - Chairman

Executive Member for Environment

Hampshire County Council

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