DG97DDDG89SDEH38EY2006-04-28DG86EQEH66QQSW1P3LR-3.17367355.978349EH6 6QQ-4.48361954.956220DG8 6EQDumfries and GallowayThe City of EdinburghThe City of Westminster-3.20869955.947884EH3 8EY-5.01820654.895021DG9 7DD-4.58370154.761161DG8 9SD-0.12816851.496661SW1P 3LRHarbours Act 1964HARBOURS ACT 1964TSO (The Stationery Office), St Crispins, Duke Street, Norwich, NR3 1PD, 01603 622211, customer.services@tso.co.uk260341807/2981807/298




Notice is hereby given that application has been made to the Scottish Ministers by Dumfries and Galloway Council (“the Council”) under section 16 of the Harbours Act 1964 for a Harbour Empowerment Order containing provisions for purposes of which the following is a concise summary —

(1)  To establish the Council as harbour authority for the harbour of Port William (“the harbour”) and to define the limits within which the Council are to exercise jurisdiction as harbour authority. The said limits are described in the Order and are shown on the harbour map referred to below.

(2)  To confer powers on the Council for the management and control of the harbour, including powers to carry out works, operations and dredging, and to reclaim land; to make provisions to regulate the movement and use of vessels; provisions as to moorings and for the giving of directions to vessels; for the control of wrecks and obstructions (including provisions for the control of vehicles on land within the harbour); and powers for the Council to make byelaws for the harbour.

(3)  To enact provisions for the control of works and dredging; and for requiring the repair of piers and other works in the harbour.

(4)  To confer powers on the Council for the provision of facilities, services and supplies for users of the harbour, including powers to supply fuel; to make provision as to charges for the use of the harbour, and for services and facilities provided at or in connection with the harbour.

(5)  To authorise the Council to sell or lease harbour works and to dispose of, and to make agreements in relation to, lands forming part of the harbour; to make provisions as to the retention of documents relating to the harbour; the establishment of reserve funds in respect of the harbour undertakings of the Council; and to enact provisions incidental to or consequential upon the above-mentioned purposes.

The Scottish Ministers have determined that as the proposed Order does not authorise a project for the purposes of Council Directive 85/337/EEC as amended by Directive 97/11/EC on the assessment of the effects of certain projects on the environment, no environmental statement is required.

A copy of the draft Order and harbour map which accompanied the application may be inspected at all reasonable hours at the offices of the Council at Macmillan Hall, Dashwood Square, Newton Stewart DG8 6EQ and at Roads Depot, Commerce Road, Stranraer DG9 7DD, at Port William Post Office, Main Street, Port William, Newton Stewart DG8 9SD, at the offices of Anderson Strathern at 1 Rutland Court, Edinburgh EH3 8EY and at the undermentioned offices of John Kennedy & Co.

Any person wishing to make an objection to the Scottish Ministers concerning the application should write to The Scottish Ministers, c/o Mr Derek Willis, The Scottish Executive, Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning Department, Aviation, Ports and International Division, Area 2F North, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ, or by fax on 0131 244 0871 or by email to derek.willis@scotland.gsi.gov.uk within forty-two days from the date at the foot of this notice stating the grounds of the objection.

John Kennedy & Co, 35 Great Peter Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3LR

Parliamentary Agents

28 April 2006.