Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Newlyn Harbour Development Plan - the way ahead for Newlyn.

As the major fishing port in England, Newlyn Harbour users can now view the future of the port as seen by the harbour commissioners.

Development Plan:

Newlyn Harbour’s core activity has always been, and by statute, will continue to be in support of the fishing industry. As Commissioners our responsibility is to maintain this function, and in support of this have ambitions to create infrastructure which increases added value. Albeit that the harbour boasts the largest number of fishermen nationwide, the total throughput of fish is behind that of our competitors, which due to our geographical position is an anomaly which must be addressed. We also need to consider where diversification into other commercial areas will usefully complement activities at the harbour. 

This Programme and Development Plan will give an overview of the Commissioners strategy and will be elaborated by the indicated appendices on specific headings. Vision Statement As previously stated the Commissioners have published a Vision Statement which should always be reviewed and seen as iterative, a weak vision will not enable the Board to formulate its plans. 

Newlyn Pier & Harbour Commissioner’s (NPHC) vision should always cover the following: 

 A clear statement of end goals or what the programme will achieve
 Any imposed constraints 
 What services will be added, changed or stopped 
 What processes will be different 
 Will the organisation be different 
 The justification for change 
 What will be the impact on of economic landscape if at all? 
 Any information to support the justification for change. 

Vision Statement

The Trust Port of Newlyn lies adjacent to some of the richest fishing grounds in the northern hemisphere.  Newlyn Pier and Harbour Commissioners recognise its iconic harbour as the fulcrum of the county’s fishing industry and aspires to provide a port recognised as the nation’s leading fishing facility.
The port of Newlyn aims to provide a comprehensive range of facilities for its customers in order to benefit all user and stakeholder groups.  The Harbour Commissioners are committed to delivering a modern “fit for purpose” port infrastructure, to be recognised nationally as second to none and as a centre of industry excellence.
Commissioners will work with partners and stakeholders from all sectors to deliver a port infrastructure investment programme. This is aimed at creating the facilities required to deliver the service, expertise and trades required for both local and visiting vessels.
Maritime operations
Newlyn remains an international port of refuge and as such, its maritime significance will continue to grow when proposed changes are realised.  Likewise, Commissioners recognise the port’s significance within the fishing industry, both county and nationwide and will continue to uphold and secure its iconic status.
Commissioners will actively seek other maritime sources of income to support its current funding streams, while assuring the majority of the port focus remains targeted at the fishing industry.
NPHC is committed to the future of the Trust Port of Newlyn, whilst continuing to diversify for the benefit of all harbour users.  This statement is not a plan but a postcard from the future.  The benefits realised from this bold stance will secure Newlyn’s future and delivering confidence and stability for all for its stakeholders.