"Cowes Harbour Commission’s current 5 year Strategic Plan was published in June 2016," writes Capt. Stuart McIntosh
. "Since then, we have reviewed the Plan periodically and our Annual Reports always contain a progress summary.
"However, since that time there have been various changes that have had, or may yet have a significant effect on Cowes Harbour. A particular example is the decision of Homes England’s development partner not to proceed with the proposed East Cowes waterfront and new marina redevelopment. Additionally, we find that the market for marine services is changing year by year. The popularity and sponsorship of yachting events and the volume of commercial shipping are also examples of the changing market and customer demands. As Harbour Authority for Cowes, we must recognise and react to these changes in plenty of time.
"In light of all these changes, the CHC Board of Commissioners considered it prudent to review our Strategic Plan to 2021 and we have now finished that process, as reported in our lead article below."
• Read the 30th September 2019 CHC Newsletter