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Other Consultation

Current Consultations 

Proposed Port of London Harbour Revision Order

We are running a six-week initial consultation on our proposed Harbour Revision Order (HRO). The consultation runs from 24 October to 12 December 2019 (this is extended from the original closing date of 5 December).


The PLA was created by an Act of Parliament originally passed in 1908.  It has been subject to periodic review - the current Act is the Port of London Act 1968, which itself was last substantially updated in 1992.  Since then a number of one-off amendments have been made, but we have now reached the point where a more thorough overhaul is needed to ensure our statutory powers and duties are appropriate to meet the requirements of the increasingly busy river in the 21st Century.

The purpose of the proposed HRO is to modernise the Act to reflect the operations and technology in use on the river today. It also reflects our broader evolution as an organisation, adopting open communications and greater transparency about our operations and decision making.

The HRO process and our initial consultation

The formal process of securing a HRO is through an application to the Marine Management Organisation.  Before we do that, we are taking six weeks to seek early stakeholder input on the changes that we are proposing to make.

What is in the HRO?

You can find out more about what is in the HRO through four documents.  If you want a simple overview, the Simple Guide should suffice.  For greater detail there are three further document.  The full list of documents available is as follows:

Simple Guide
Our simple guide sets out the principal changes proposed, the background to them and what the benefits will be to both the PLA and stakeholders. You can access the simple guide by clicking on the cover of the document.


Draft HRO
A full copy of the draft HRO; you can access the document by clicking on the cover.


Marked up copy of the Port of London Act 1968
This copy of the Act shows where amendments are being sought; access the document by clicking on the first page.


Explanatory note
A detailed explanation of the amendments to the Port of London Act 1968 and other local legislation proposed in the draft Harbour Revision Order; access the document by clicking on the first page.



Open House session

We will be running an ‘open house’ session, where stakeholders are welcome to drop in to discuss the changes being proposed and ask any questions. 
The open house will be held on Thursday, 14 November from 3.00 pm to 7.00 pm in the Flowers Room at IET London, 2 Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL.  You can drop in anytime and members of our legal, finance and planning teams will be available to discuss any matters of interest.  If you plan to come along it would be much appreciated if you could let us know so that we can ensure the right people are available for your specific area of interest.  You can send an email saying you intend to come to: events@pla.co.uk

How to have your say

If you would like to make any comments on the proposed HRO you can send them to us:
·         by email - HRO@pla.co.uk; or
·         by post – HRO Admin, Port of London Authority, London River House, Royal Pier Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2BG.

What happens after the initial consultation?

Once the initial consultation closes, we will reflect on the feedback/views gathered and assess how the HRO might be adjusted to reflect it.  There will be further opportunity to contribute to the HRO process once the formal application is made to the MMO.