Consultation outcome: Harwich Haven Authority: extension of pilotage area

Department For Transport

October 29
00:15 2020

Detail of outcome

We received 2 responses to this consultation. Both were from representatives of organisations relevant to the matter.Given the support for the proposal from respondents, the Secretary of State has decided to proceed with making the Harwich Haven and Walton Backwaters (Application of The Pilotage Act 1987) Order 2020 as soon as possible.

Original consultation


Sought views on the proposed extension of the Harwich Haven Authority voluntary pilotage area.

This consultation ran from

Consultation description

Following a review, Harwich Haven Authority (HHA), in its role as a competent harbour authority, applied to the Department for Transport to extend its existing area of voluntary pilotage to include Hamford Water and Oakley Creek in the area known as the Walton Backwaters.

This consultation sought comments on the HHAs proposal and a draft of the pilotage extension order to assist the Secretary of State in making a final decision on this application.


The Harwich Haven and Walton Backwaters (Application Of The Pilotage Act 1987) Order 2020 public consultation document

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