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:
Open House session
How to have your say
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.