To consider a report of the Director of Culture, Communities and Business Services summarising recent environmental management of the Harbour.
The Committee considered the report of the Director of Culture, Communities and Business Services with an update on environmental matters.
In addition to the content of the report, the Committee heard that a meeting of the Hamble Estuary Partnership had taken place on 4 December 2019. Members agreed that the link to the minutes and presentations be circulated.
Members also discussed the issue of nitrates entering into the River and the causes for this including development and construction, agriculture and also from some recreational activities. Whilst there was no direct impact on the existing Harbour Works Consent process, and the concern was more relevant to local planning authorities, Members agreed that the issue was important. It was noted that a report had been to the Partnership for South Hampshire Joint Committee meeting which set out the details clearly.
That the River Hamble Harbour Management Committee notes the content of the report.