Tor Bay Harbour

Harbour Masters Notice 10/18

Vessel Interaction in Tor Bay Harbour

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The purpose of the Port Masterplan is to inform those who are living in, working in or visiting Torbay about proposals for the future use of Tor Bay Harbour and the three enclosed harbours of Brixham, Paignton and Torquay.

Why a Port Masterplan has been produced

In 2010 the Department for Transport (DfT) recommended that ports produce a Port Masterplan. 

Tor Bay Harbour Authority supported by the Torbay Development Agency commissioned the consultant Royal HaskoningDHV to prepare a Port Masterplan for Tor Bay Harbour and the three enclosed harbours of Brixham, Paignton and Torquay in July 2012.

A Port Masterplan acts as a framework document to set the scene for the future of the port and to ensure sustainable development. It provides the spatial context to Torbay Council’s marine economy action plan and will supersede Tor Bay Harbour Authority’s existing maritime strategy.

The Port Masterplan for Tor Bay Harbour:

The Port Masterplan covers the area within the jurisdiction of Tor Bay Harbour Authority including the Bay itself and the three enclosed harbours of Brixham, Paignton and Torquay.

This is the strategy for Tor Bay Harbour

The overarching strategy for the Tor Bay Harbour Authority is to provide a high quality service that is committed to improve Tor Bay Harbour and provide a cleaner and safer environment by addressing the following objectives: