The Portsmouth Mile End Quay (Continental Ferry Port) Harbour Revision Order 1999

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Published: 1999-07-07

Statutory Instruments
1999 No. 2513

HARBOURS, DOCKS, PIERS AND FERRIES
The Portsmouth Mile End Quay (Continental Ferry Port) Harbour Revision Order 1999

Made
7th July 1999

Coming into force
8th July 1999

Whereas the Portsmouth City Council, being the authority engaged in improving, maintaining and managing the Portsmouth Mile End Quay(1), have applied for a Harbour Revision Order under section 14 of the Harbours Act 1964(2);
And whereas the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, having in accordance with paragraph A2(1) of Schedule 3 to that Act(3) been given notice of the applicant’s intention so to do, in accordance with paragraph A2(4) of that Schedule notified the proposed applicant that it appeared to him that paragraph A2(3) of that Schedule did not apply in relation to that application;
And whereas objections duly made to the said Secretary of State pursuant to paragraph 4 of Schedule 3 to that Act(4) have been withdrawn;

Now, therefore, the said Secretary of State (being the appropriate Minister under subsection (7) of section 14 of the Harbours Act 1964(5)) in exercise of the powers conferred by that section and now vested in him(6), and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:–

Citation and commencement

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Portsmouth Mile End Quay (Continental Ferry Port) Harbour Revision Order 1999 and shall come into force on 8th July 1999.

(2) The Portsmouth Mile End Quay Harbour Revision Orders 1966 to 1994 and this Order may be cited as the Portsmouth Mile End Quay Harbour Revision Orders 1966 to 1999.

Interpretation

2.—(1) In this Order:–

“the Act of 1847” means the Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act 1847(7);

“the authorised works” means the works authorised by this Order or any part of those works and where any part of those works remain uncompleted, includes the site thereof;

“the Council” means the Portsmouth City Council;

“deposited plan” and “deposited sections” mean respectively the plan and two sections prepared in duplicate signed by the Head of Ports Division in the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions and marked “Plan and Sections referred to in the Portsmouth Mile End Quay (Continental Ferry Port) Harbour Revision Order 1999”, of which one is deposited at the offices of the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions one at the offices of the Council;

“enactment” means any enactment whether public general or local and includes any order, byelaw, rule, regulation, scheme or other instrument having effect by virtue of an enactment;

“the level of high water” means the level of mean high-water springs;

“the limits of deviation” means the limits of deviation shown on the deposited plan;

“the Mile End Quay undertaking” means the undertaking of the Council authorised by the Portsmouth Mile End Quay Harbour Revision Orders 1966 to 1994 and the Mile End Gardens (Portsmouth) Act 1978(8);

“Queen’s Harbour Master” means the person for the time being appointed to be Queen’s Harbour Master of the Dockyard Port of Portsmouth under the Dockyard Ports Regulation Act 1865(9);

“tidal work” means a work on, under or over any part of the seashore lying below mean high water springs;

“Trinity House” means the Corporation of Trinity House of Deptford Strond;

“vessel” includes every description of water craft, including nondisplacement craft and seaplanes, used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water.

(2) All distances and lengths stated in any description of works, powers or lands shall be construed as if the words “or thereabouts” were inserted after each such distance and length.

Incorporation of Act of 1847

3.—(1) The Act of 1847 (except sections 6 to 13, 16 to 20, 23, 25 to 27, 31, 48 to 50, 67, 79 to 82, 84 to 90, 95, 97 and 98 and so much of the proviso to section 83 as follows the words “the special Act”), so far as the same is applicable for the purposes of and is not inconsistent with, or varied by, the provisions of this Order, is hereby incorporated with this Order.

(2) In the Act of 1847 so incorporated–

(a)section 15 of the Act of 1847 shall have effect as if, for the words from “ shall forfeit” to the end of the section, there were substituted the words “ shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale”;

(b)section 34 of the Act of 1847 shall have effect as if, after the word “ may”, there were inserted the words “(on producing, if so required, a duly authenticated document showing his authority)”;

(c)section 63 of the Act of 1847 shall have effect as if the words “and a further sum of twenty shillings for every hour that such vessel shall remain within the limits aforesaid, after a reasonable time for removing the same has expired after such requisition” were omitted; and

(d)section 69 of the Act of 1847 shall have effect as if for the words from “ shall forfeit” to the end of the section there were substituted the words “ shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale”.

(3) In the construction of the Act of 1847 as so incorporated the expression “ the special Act” shall mean this Order and the expression “vessel” shall have the meaning assigned to it by Article 2(1) of this Order.

(4) (a) For the purposes of section 83 of the Act of 1847 as so incorporated sections 236 to 238 of the Local Government Act 1972(10) shall apply to this Order as if it were such an enactment as is referred to in the said section 236, and:–
(i)for the purposes of the said section 236 the confirming authority for byelaws made under the said section 83 shall be the said Secretary of State; and

(ii)the said section 236 shall have effect as if in subsection (7) thereof after the word “confirm” where it firstly occurs in the subsection the words “with or without modification” were inserted.

(b)If the Secretary of State, on considering byelaws relating to the Mile End Quay undertaking made by the Council and submitted under the said section 236 as having effect in accordance with paragraph (a) above, proposes to make a modification which appears to him to be substantial, then–

(i)he shall inform the Council and require them to take any steps he considers necessary for informing persons likely to be concerned with the modification; and

(ii)he shall not confirm the byelaws until such period has elapsed as he thinks reasonable for the Council and other persons who have been informed of the proposed modification to consider and comment on it.

Power to construct works

4.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this Order, the Council may, when they have acquired the necessary lands or obtained sufficient interests therein, make and maintain, within the limits of deviation shown therefor upon the deposited plan the following works in the City of Portsmouth: A quay wall and berth bankseat adjacent to the existing North Quay together with a breasting dolphin to the south of North Quay and a turning pile to the north west of the proposed Quay within an area of land enclosed by an imaginary line commencing at the southern corner of the existing berth 4 bankseat at point 463888 101728, passing north westerly for a distance of 96 metres to a point 463812 101787, hence in a north easterly direction for a distance of 101 metres to a point 463873 101868, thence in a north westerly direction for a distance of 20 metres to a point 463857 101880, thence in a north easterly direction for a distance of 40 metres to a point 463881 101912, thence in a south easterly direction for a distance on 20 metres to a point 463897 101900, thence in a north easterly direction for 145 metres to a point 463985 102015, thence in an easterly direction for a distance of 57 metres to a point 464042 102020, thence in a north easterly direction for a distance of 65 metres to a point 464082 102071 and thence in a south easterly direction a distance of 27 metres to the existing embankment at a point 464104 102055, and thence generally following along the existing embankment, existing North Quay, revetment slope and berth 4 bankseat to return to the point of commencement. The points specified in this paragraph are Ordnance Survey National Grid reference points.

(2) The Council may within the limits of deviation therefor extend, enlarge, alter, replace or relay the authorised works.

(3) The Council may authorise any person, company or undertaking to carry out the authorised works, as agent of the Council or otherwise.

Power to deviate

5.  In constructing the authorised works the Council may deviate laterally from the lines or situations thereof shown on the deposited plan to the extent of the limits of deviation and may deviate vertically from the levels shown on the deposited sections to any extent not exceeding three metres upwards and to such extent downwards as may be found necessary or convenient.

Further powers as to works

6.  Subject to the provisions of this Order, the Council may, by means of the authorised works, enclose and reclaim from the foreshore and bed of the sea, and may hold and use as part of the Mile End Quay undertaking, so much of the foreshore and bed of the sea as is situate within the limits of deviation and is required for, or in connection with, the authorised works.

Subsidiary works

7.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) below and to the provisions of this Order, the Council may, in connection with the authorised works and within the limits of deviation, construct, erect, lay down, place, maintain, remove, replace, work or use all necessary or convenient bridges, abutments, booms, pontoons, fenders, bollards, ladders, tanks, pumps, conduits, pipes, wires, mains, cables, rails, signals, conveyors, cranes, lifts, hoists, passenger side loaders, drops, weighbridges, stairs, stages, platforms, catwalks, hand rails, barriers, landing places, dolphins, piles, buoys, moorings, beacons, approaches, buildings, sheds, offices, depots, roads, walls, fences, gates, equipment, machinery and appliances and such other works and apparatus as they think fit:

(2) Electrical works, mechanical works or equipment constructed, erected, laid down, or placed or maintained, worked or used pursuant to the powers conferred by this article shall be so constructed, erected, laid down or placed, and so maintained, worked or used, that any electricity generated or conveyed by any such works or equipment or used therein or in connection therewith does not cause interference (whether by induction or otherwise) with any telecommunications apparatus or with telecommunication by means of any such apparatus.

Power to appropriate lands and works for particular trades etc

8.—(1) Notwithstanding anything in any statutory provision of local application the Council may from time to time for the purpose of or in connection with the management of the Mile End Quay undertaking set apart and appropriate any part of the undertaking for the exclusive, partial or preferential use and accommodation of any particular trade, person, vessel or class or vessels, or goods, subject to the payment of such charges and subject to such terms, conditions and regulations as the Council may think fit.

(2) No person or vessel shall make use of any part of the undertaking so set apart or appropriated without the consent of the Harbour Master or other duly authorised officer of the Council and the Harbour Master or, as the case may be, such officer, may order any person or vessel making use thereof without such consent to leave or be removed and the provisions of section 58 (Powers of harbour master as to mooring of vessels in harbour) of the 1847 Act shall extend and apply mutatis mutandis to and in relation to any such vessels.

Limits of Harbour Master’s jurisdiction

9.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) below, the limits within which the powers of the Harbour Master of the Council may be exercised under and subject to the provisions of the Act of 1847 as incorporated with this Order and all other powers enabling him in that behalf, shall extend:

(a)to a distance of 100 metres in every direction from the authorised works; and

(b)to so much of the dredged channels provided for access to those works and for accommodation of vessels at those works under Article 11 (Power to dredge, etc) of this Order as extend beyond 100 metres from those works.

(2) The powers exercisable by virtue of this article shall be limited to vessels going to, moored at, or departing from the authorised works.

(3) Section 52 of the Act of 1847 as incorporated with this Order shall extend to empower the Harbour Master of the Council to give directions prohibiting the mooring of vessels in or near to any approach to the authorised works.

(4) In case of conflict between any directions given by the Harbour Master of the Council and any directions given by the Queen’s Harbour Master, the directions given by the Queen’s Harbour Master shall prevail.

Recovery of rates in respect of vessels

10.  In addition to the remedy given by section 44 of the Act of 1847 as incorporated with this Order (recovery of rates in respect of vessels by distraint and sale of the vessel and its tackle), and whether or not the collector of rates has gone on board the vessel and demanded any rates which the master of the vessel has neglected or refused to pay, the Council may recover such rates as a debt in any court of competent jurisdiction.

Power to dredge etc

11.—(1) The Council may with the consent of the Queen’s Harbour Master enter upon and from time to time dredge, scour, deepen and improve the bed, shores and channels of the sea adjoining or near to the authorised works for the purpose of affording uninterrupted means of access thereto or the accommodation of vessels thereat.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (1) above, the Council may exercise the powers of that paragraph so as to ensure a depth of 7.5 metres below Admiralty chart datum in the vicinity of, and in the approaches to, the authorised works.

(3) All chalk, gravel, rock and other materials dredged up or removed by the Council in the exercise of the powers of this article shall be the property of the Council, and they may use the same, or any part thereof, or they may sell or otherwise dispose of or remove or deposit the same, as they think fit:

Provided that no such materials shall be laid down or deposited in any place below the level of high water–

(a)otherwise than in such a position and under such conditions and restrictions as may be specified by the Secretary of State; and

(b)without the consent in writing of the Queen’s Harbour Master having been first obtained.

(4) The powers of the Council under this article shall be exercisable subject to the provisions of articles 24 (Crown rights) and 25 (Saving rights of Queen’s Harbour Master) of this Order; and, in particular and without prejudice to that general limitation, any consent given to the exercise of such powers by the Crown Estate Commissioners on behalf of Her Majesty may be given subject to such restrictions and conditions (including the payment by the Council to the Crown Estate Commissioners of royalties, rents or sums of money in respect of materials raised from any place below the level of high water and sold by the Council under this article or in respect of any place below the level of high water upon which materials may be deposited) as may be fixed by the Crown Estate Commissioners.

Harbour Master may Prevent Sailing of Vessels

12.  The Harbour Master of the Council may prevent the removal or sailing from the authorised works of any vessel until evidence has been produced to him of the payment of any ship, passenger and goods dues and other charges payable in respect of the vessel or of passengers thereon or of the goods imported or exported therein.

Fine for Obstructing Works

13.  Any person who intentionally or recklessly obstructs any person acting under the authority of the Council in setting out the lines of the authorised works, or who moves or removes any pole, stake, station point or bench mark established for the purpose of such setting out shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

Tidal works not to be executed without approval of Secretary of State

14.—(1) A tidal work shall not be constructed, altered, enlarged, replaced, relaid or extended except in accordance with plans and sections approved by the Secretary of State and subject to any conditions and restrictions imposed by the Secretary of State before the work is begun.

(2) If a tidal work is constructed, altered, enlarged, replaced, relaid or extended in contravention of this article–

(a)the Secretary of State may by notice in writing require the Council at its own expense to remove the tidal work or any part thereof and restore the site thereof to its former condition and if on the expiration of thirty days from the date when the notice is served upon the Council they have failed to comply with the requirements of the notice the Secretary of State may execute the works specified in the notice; or

(b)if it appears to the Secretary of State urgently necessary so to do he may remove the tidal work or part of it and restore the site to its former condition; and any expenditure incurred by the Secretary of State in so doing shall be recoverable from the Council as a debt in any court of competent jurisdiction.

Provision against danger to navigation

15.—(1) In case of injury to or destruction or decay of a tidal work or any part thereof the Council shall as soon as reasonably practicable notify Trinity House and the Queen’s Harbour Master and shall lay down such buoys, exhibit such lights and take such other steps for preventing danger to navigation as Trinity House shall from time to time direct.

(2) If the Council shall fail to notify Trinity House or the Queen’s Harbour Master as required by paragraph 1 above or to comply in any respect with a direction given under that paragraph, they shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum and on conviction on indictment to a fine.

Abatement of works abandoned or decayed

16.—(1) Where a tidal work is abandoned or suffered to fall into decay the Secretary of State may by notice in writing require the Council at its own expense either to repair and restore the work or any part thereof or to remove the work and restore the site thereof to its former condition to such an extent and within such limits as the Secretary of State thinks proper.

(2) Where a work consisting partly of a tidal work and partly of works on or over land above the level of high water is abandoned or suffered to fall into decay and that part of the work on or over land above the level of high water is in such condition as to interfere or to cause reasonable apprehension that it may interfere with the right of navigation or other public rights over the foreshore, the Secretary of State may include that part of the work or any portion thereof in any notice under this article.

(3) If on the expiration of thirty day from the date when a notice under this article is served upon the Council they have failed to comply with the requirements of the notice the Secretary of State may execute the works specified in the notice; and any expenditure incurred by him in so doing shall be recoverable from the Council as a debt in any court of competent jurisdiction.

Survey of tidal works

17.  If the Secretary of State at any time deems it expedient to do so, he may order a survey and examination of a tidal work or of the site upon which it is proposed to construct the work, and any expenditure incurred by the Secretary of State in any such survey and examination shall be recoverable from the Council as a debt in any court of competent jurisdiction.

Permanent lights on tidal works

18.—(1) After the completion of a tidal work the Council shall at the outer extremity thereof exhibit every night from sunset to sunrise such lights, if any, and take such other steps for the prevention of danger to navigation as Trinity House shall from time to time direct.

(2) If the Council fail to comply in any respect with a direction given under paragraph 1 above, it shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum and on conviction on indictment to a fine.

Lights on tidal works during construction

19.—(1) The Council shall at or near a tidal work during the whole time of the construction, alteration, enlargement, replacement, relaying or extension thereof exhibit every night from sunset to sunrise such lights if any and take such other steps for the prevention of danger to navigation as Trinity House shall from time to time direct.

(2) If the Council fail to comply in any respect with a direction given under paragraph 1 above it shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum and on conviction on indictment to a fine.

Recovery of fines

20.  All fines and forfeitures recoverable under the provisions of the Act of 1847 as incorporated with this Order or under any byelaw made in pursuance of section 83 of the Act of 1847 as so incorporated may be recovered summarily.

Power to lease

21.  The Council may lease or grant the use or occupation of, or any right or interest in or over, any lands, works, buildings, equipment or other property forming part of the authorised works for harbour purposes for such period or periods and on such terms and conditions as shall be agreed between the Council and the person taking the same.

Parking places

22.  The Council may provide facilities within the authorised works for the parking of vehicles and trailers and for that purpose may erect barricades or fencing with relative offices, waiting rooms and other conveniences and may make reasonable charges for the use of such facilities.

Removal of vehicles etc

23.—(1) If a vehicle or trailer is left without the permission of the Council:

(a)in any place where it is likely to obstruct or interfere with the use of the authorised works; or

(b)in any part of the authorised works where the parking of vehicles or trailers is prohibited by notice erected by the Council;

the Council may remove the vehicle or trailer, or cause it to be removed.

(2) Any notice erected under paragraph (1)(b) above shall be conspicuously posted in or close to the place to which it relates.

(3) Where the Council in exercise of the powers of this Article remove a vehicle or trailer or cause it to be removed, the expense of and incidental to the removal shall be recoverable by the Council from any person responsible as a debt in any court of competent jurisdiction.

(4) For the purposes of paragraph (3) above “person responsible” shall have the same meaning as in section 102(8) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984(11).

(5) If the Council in exercise of the powers of this Article remove a vehicle to a place not readily visible from the place whence it is so removed they shall, if and so soon as it is reasonably practicable to do so, send to the person for the time being registered as the keeper of the vehicle for the purposes of the Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) Regulations 1971(12) or any other regulations having the like effect for the time being in force, at his last known address, his registered address or the address where the vehicle is ordinarily kept, notice that they have exercised the powers of this Article and of the place to which the vehicle has been removed.

(6) A notice stating the general effect of paragraph (1) above shall be displayed in a prominent position at each place where a road accessible to vehicles enters any part of the Mile End Quay undertaking.

Crown Rights

24.  Nothing in this Order affects prejudicially any estate, right, power, privilege or exemption of the Crown and, in particular, nothing herein contained authorises the Council to take, use or in any manner interfere with any portion of the shore or bed of the sea or of any river, channel, creek, bay or estuary or any land, hereditaments, subjects or rights of whatsoever description belonging to Her Majesty in right of Her Crown and under the management of the Crown Estate Commissioners without the consent in writing of those Commissioners on behalf of Her Majesty first had and obtained for that purpose.

Saving Rights of Queen’s Harbour Master

25.  Nothing in this Order shall take away, alter, prejudice or affect the jurisdiction or any rights, powers, authorities or privileges of the Queen’s Harbour Master.

Inquiries by Secretary of State

26.  The Secretary of State may cause such inquiries to be held as he may consider necessary for the purposes of the exercise of any of his powers and duties under this Order, and subsections (2) to (5) inclusive of section 250 of the Local Government Act 1972 shall apply to any such inquiry as if it were a local inquiry held in pursuance of subsection (1) of that section.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions.

Stephen Reeves
Head of Ports Division,
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
7th July 1999

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order empowers Portsmouth City Council as the harbour authority for the Continental Ferry Port at Mile End Quay to construct a quay wall and berth bankseat adjacent to the existing North Quay and a breasting dolphin to the south of North Quay. The Order also permits the Council to lease the works once completed.
The deposited plan and sections may be inspected during working hours of the offices of the Director of Corporate Services of the Portsmouth City Council, Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2PX and at the offices of the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions at 76 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DR.


(1)
S.I. 1966/982.

(2)
1964 c. 40, section 14 was amended by the Transport Act 1981 (c. 56), section 18 and Schedule 6, paragraphs 2, 3, 4(1) and 14 and by the Transport and Works Act 1992 (c. 42), Schedule 3, paragraph 1.

(3)
Paragraph A2 was inserted by the Harbour Works (Assessment of Environmental Effects) (Amendment) Regulations 1996 (S.I. 1996/1946), regulation 2.

(4)
Paragraph 4 was amended by the Transport Act 1981, sections 15(2) and 40(1), Schedule 5, paragraph 14 and Schedule 12, Part II, and by the Harbour Works (Assessment of Environmental Effects) (Amendment) Regulations 1996, regulations 1(2), 2(1) and (6).

(5)
For the definition of “the Minister” (mentioned in section 14(7)), see section 57(1).

(6)
S.I. 1981/238 and S.I. 1997/2971.

(7)
1847 c. 27.

(8)
1978 c. vii.

(9)
1865 c. 125.

(10)
1972 c. 70.

(11)
1984 c. 27.

(12)
S.I. 1971/450, relevant amendments to which are made by S.I. 1997/401.
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