Recommendations for integrated master planning in Torbay and the Channel area
The FLIP project has cofinanced the port masterplan in Tor Bay. Its objective is to:
- Identify the port's own strategic planning for the medium to long term
- Inform port employees, port users, the local community and key stakeholders as to how they can expect to see the port develop over the coming years
- Assist regional and local planning bodies, and transport network providers, in reviewing and preparing their own development strategies in accordance with the port’s future development
The Port Masterplan is a high level document that provides overall strategic spatial development guidance on the most sustainable future for Tor Bay Harbour and the three enclosed harbours. The Port Masterplan for Tor Bay Harbour will:
- form part of the evidence base for the new Torbay Local Plan and assist regional and local planning bodies, and transport network providers, in preparing and revising their own development strategies inform port users, employees and local communities as to how they can expect to see the port develop over the next 20 years in response to anticipated changes in the marine industry (both commercial and leisure), the fishing and tourism industries, as well as industry trends within the regional ports sector.
- clarify the port's own strategic planning for the medium to long term
- show how the Harbour Authority expects to grow and develop its business over time
- indicate where changes of land-use are likely to be required to support growth.
- highlight environmental measures to ensure that the Harbour Authority makes a positive contribution to the environment and amenity
As a result of the plan several exchanges of experience have taken place between FLIP partners on the contents and development approaches opted for by FLIP partners in the Channel region. In March 2013, Kevin Mowat visited the ports of Saint Brieuc - Le Legue to engage in an exchange of experience around master planning. The Port of Newhaven will host a cross border workshop with the reports authors to discuss their collective experience from lmasterplanning in a number of Channel ports now in France and the UK.