Development and harbour works

Development and maintenance works within the river require the permission of the Harbour Authority as well as other authorities. This is so the effect of the proposal on navigational safety and the environment can be evaluated.

Current and approved applications


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Application Description Status Dates relevant to application process Expected construction date
Foulkes & Sons - Quay Wall Refurbishment & Pontoon Works at Riverside Boatyard, Blundell Lane, Bursledon, Southampton SO31 1AA Refurbishment of existing quay wall, installation of a pontoon on the existing concrete slipway, and two small extensions to existing pontoons (no piling).

Project details:

To be determined Deadline for written comments to RHHA is 2 August 2023 It is anticipated that the application will be discussed at the Management Committee meeting scheduled for 15 September 2023, and determined at the Harbour Board meeting scheduled for 6 October 2023.

How to comment

TBC after all consents obtained.
Royal Southern Yacht Club. Pontoon rearrangement at Prince Phillip Yacht Haven, Rope Walk, Hamble-le-Rice, Southampton SO31 4HB

Minor rearrangement of walkway pontoon and installation of two finger pontoons. Relocation of one pile, removal of another pile. No change in berth numbers.

Project details:

Determined (valid till 6 October 2025) N/A TBC
Retention of Jetty and Ecological Enhancements at Highfield, Green Lane, Lower Swanwick, SO31 7DF Retention of existing structure (retrospective application) and installation of new ecological enhancement to existing saltmarsh and intertidal area.

Project details:

Determined (valid till 14 July 2025) N/A TBC
Dean & Reddyhoff Ltd.
Relocation of existing access bridge and installation of new public access pontoon at Deacons Marina, Bridge Road, Bursledon, SO31 8AZ.

The proposal is for:

  1. relocation of existing access bridge from C, D & E jetties to alongside existing crane area
  2. installation of a public access pontoon adjacent to slipway at north end of site

Project details:

Determined (valid till 7 January 2025) N/A TBC
Replacement of river wall at Swanwick Shore Road car park, SO31 7EF (SU495 092)

The project seeks to replace and rectify the failed frontage.

Project details:

Determined (valid till 29 July 2024) N/A TBC
John Willment Marine Ltd.
Additional Berthing Pontoons at Universal Marina, Crableck Lane, Sarisbury Green, SO31 7ZN

Universal Marina - Rearrangement of marina berthing and additional berths.

Project details:

Determined (valid till 18 March 2024) N/A TBC
John Willment Marine Ltd.
Hoist Dock Pontoon at Universal Marina, Crableck Lane, Sarisbury Green, SO31 7ZN


Installation of a landing pontoon to improve vessel launching efficiency

Project details:

Determined (valid till 18 July 2022) N/A TBC
Marina Developments Limited - proposed pier extension
Hamble Point Marina, Hamble SO31 4NB

This work at Hamble Point Marina is planned to extend five of the main piers to allow installation of one additional finger on each side of these piers, creating four extra berths per pier. New floating pontoon walkway sections and finger pontoons will be installed in line with existing infrastructure. Some of the walkway sections and fingers will need additional piles to ensure stability, and some existing piles will be relocated to ensure the piers remain stable. This project will not require any dredging.

Project details:

Time expired (originally approved) N/A N/A

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