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The River Hamble Harbour Authority

Harbour Works

The River Hamble Harbour Board may grant conditional consent permitting Harbour Works according to Section 10 of the Southampton Harbour Act 1924 and Section 48 of the Southampton Harbour Act 1949, as amended by the River Hamble Harbour Revision orders 1969 and 1989. When granting Harbour Works Consent we take account of navigational safety and environmental impact.

Navigational safety

The Harbour Safety Management System and the associated risk assessments form the base documents that cover navigational safety. A full consultation with river users is undertaken by the Authority before amending any relevant risk assessment.

Designated sites and the Harbour Authority’s responsibilities

The River Hamble Harbour Authority is a Relevant Authority and a Competent Authority under The Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c) Regulations 1994.

The River Hamble is part of the Solent European Marine Sites and is afforded protection due to its international nature conservation value.

The majority of the Hamble Estuary falls within the Solent Special Protection Area and Ramsar Site. The tidal areas of the River form part of the Solent Maritime Special Area of Conservation.

Application timescales

* You are strongly advised to submit before this date to ensure submissions can be checked and validated prior to the deadline

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Development fees

  • Up to and including 100m2 – £394
  • Over 100m2 to 500m2 – £444.50
  • Over 500m2 to 2,500m2 – £596
  • Over 2,500m2 to 10,000m2 – £1,101
  • Over 10,000m2 – £1,606
  • A reduced fee for applications that fall within the Harbour Master's delegated powers e.g. maintenance work to structures, single private pontoons – £151.50
  • Pre-application consultation fee - attendance at the Consents Advice Panel meeting and one hour of pre-application consultation will be at no charge – £48 an hour thereafter

All fees plus VAT

Dredging fees

  • Up to and including 500m3 - £87
  • Over 500m3 to 2,500m3 - £173.50
  • Over 2,500m3 to 10,000m3 - £867
  • Over 10,000m3 - £1,333
  • Routine Maintenance Dredging - £151.50

All fees plus VAT

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