Issue details

Adoption of the Chichester Harbour Management Plan 2019 - 2024 ENV01 18/19

The Chichester Harbour Conservancy was established in 1971 with the function to protect the interests of navigation and the conservation of nature. Since 2000, relevant local authorities have been required to publish a Statutory Management Plan every 5-years for each AONB within their jurisdiction. Chichester Harbour Conservancy, on behalf of Hampshire County Council, West Sussex County Council, Chichester District Council and Havant Borough Council, has produced various Chichester Harbour Management Plans that provide a framework for action to help look after and manage this protected landscape.


There is a legal duty that requires adopted and published management plans to be reviewed at 5-year intervals. This report concerns the third review of the Chichester Harbour Management Plan 2019 – 2024 that establishes a new long-term Vision to 2050 and reaffirms the special qualities of the AONB.


The plan has been developed in consultation with WSCC and other affected local authorities during 2018 and the Harbour Conservancy is presenting the revised plan for formal adoption.


Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: Bourne; Chichester South; Chichester West; The Witterings;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 10/05/2019

Decision due: 10 May 2019 by Cabinet Member for Environment

Lead member: Mrs Deborah Urquhart

Contact: Andy Ekinsmyth Email: Tel: 033 022 26687.

Democratic Services Contact: Judith Shore Tel: 033 022 26052

West Sussex Plan Priority: A Strong, Safe and Sustainable Place