Comments sought on proposed 69m pontoon by 28 February

Boat owners in Brightlingsea are being urged to submit their comments on a proposal to install a new floating pontoon.

 The new pontoon is set to be 69 metres long and sited between the existing fishermen’s pontoon and Town Jetty hammerhead. The full notice is below, and comments ust be sent to the Harbour Office by 28 February 2011.

Local Notice to Mariners No. 3/11
Proposed New Berthing Pontoon in Brightlingsea Harbour

This Notice is being promulgated as a consultation with stakeholders on the above proposal.

Brightlingsea Harbour Commissioners are proposing to install a floating pontoon 69 metres in length and 2.5 metres wide between the fishermen’s pontoon and the Town Jetty Hammerhead. The pontoon will lie approximately parallel to the existing pontoons and approximately 30 metres from it and 65 metres from the Hammerhead. The approximate positions of the eastern and western ends are
51° 48.24’N 001° 01.34’E
51° 48.223’N 001° 01.868’E

It is intended that the pontoon will be installed later in 2011 and will provide, in the long term, permanent berthing for the traditional fishing smacks which are part of Brightlingsea’s marine heritage and thus provide a showpiece for the Harbour.

Thought has been given to ensuring that dinghies and dayboats will still be able to sail to and from their moorings past the pontoons at all states of tide and that there is minimum interference with access to the other pontoons and moorings in South Channel.

More information about the proposal is available from the Harbour Office

Comments are invited about these proposals prior to a licence for the works being applied for.

The closing date for comments is 28th February 2011

Comments should be sent to: Brightlingsea Harbour Commissioners

4 Copperas Road





Tel: 01206 302200

Fax: 01206 308533