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To receive apologies for absence, including notifications of any changes to the membership of the Committee.
Apologies for absence were received from Mr Blazeby, Mr Day and Mr Ellis.
It was reported that, in accordance with the wishes of the Liberal Democrat Group, the membership of the Committee had been amended for this meeting by including Councillors Darling (S) and Doggett instead of Councillors Carter and Pentney.
To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 19 March 2018.
The Minutes of the meeting of the Harbour Committee held on 19 March 2018 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.
To consider a report on the proposed redevelopment of South Quay, Paignton in order that the Harbour Committee may formulate and provide its views to Council.
The Harbour Committee considered a report that provided Members with an update on the proposed procurement of a development partner for South Quay, Paignton. The Harbour Master informed Members that the Committee were empowered to provide its views, as the Committee’s Terms of Reference require it to provide strategic direction in relation to the assets within the harbour estate that are managed by the Harbour Authority.
At the meeting Mr Easterbrook addressed the Committee.
Councillor Ellery proposed and Councillor Amil seconded a motion as set out below:
That the Harbour Committee recommends to Council that we oppose development of Paignton Harbour that has a residential proposal, which we believe goes against the interests and security of the Paignton Harbour tenants and users who we serve.
The motion was put to the vote and declared lost.
Councillor Robson proposed and Councillor Manning seconded a motion which was agreed, as set out below:
i) The Harbour Committee supports the procurement of a development partner to identify a preferred and viable solution for the redevelopment of South Quay, Paignton Harbour; and
ii) A further report be presented to the Harbour Committee, identifying a preferred and viable redevelopment scheme, so that strategic advice can be provided to the Council as required by the Committee’s Terms of Reference.
(Note 1: In accordance with Standing Order A19.6, Councillors Amil and Ellery requested that their vote against the decision be recorded.
To consider a report on the above.
The Harbour Committee considered a report that provided an update on the proposed improvements to Brixham Breakwater, the present funding position, and the complications introduced by the damage caused by storm ‘Emma’.
i) That the application for external grant funding to undertake capital works that will improve Brixham Breakwater be supported;
That Council be recommended to approve:
ii) that, the Head of Finance, in consultation with the Elected Mayor, be asked to approve the application to the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) for a European Maritime and Fisheries Funding (EMFF) grant of up to £2 million; and
iii) that, the Council is recommended to approve up to a £3.853 million variation to the Capital Plan to undertake capital works that will improve Brixham Breakwater, to be funded from EMFF external grant funding and Council funding from the capital major repairs and renewals budget.
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