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Cowes Harbour Commission Consultations


Stakeholder and statutory consultations conducted by Cowes Harbour Commission are published in this section. 


Initial consultation period: Friday 3rd July  to Monday 3rd August 2020
Pause to consultation: Review of feedback and drafting of responses to questions.
Extension to consultation period: Monday 14th September to Monday 19th October 2020
Consultation news: See CHC website news section and

Outlined in the stakeholder consultation document (PDF link below) are a number of proposals on which we seek your comments: an overall vision which brings Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) together with Cowes Town Waterfront Trust (CTWT), the charity which owns Cowes Yacht Haven, into one charitable body and a potential application to the Charity Commission to permit Cowes Harbour Commission to obtain charitable status. Finally, we are taking the opportunity to inform you that we are considering a Harbour Revision Order to modernise and update our current constitution and governance.

The intention of these proposals is to create a single not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the development and improvement of Cowes as a thriving port, a centre for leisure sailing and a destination of choice for tourists and events both on and off the water.

Stakeholder Consultation Document PDF
Video - Cowes Harbour Advisory Committee meeting 03/07/20 - Consultation on Proposals for Cowes Harbour

Following several initial meetings and feedback to both CHC and the Cowes Harbour Advisory Committee, CHC has collated a list of some of the main questions being raised along with our answers, which we hope you will find helpful in understanding the detail of these important proposals for the future of the harbour and leisure waterfront gateway. 

Q&A Document on Proposals for Cowes Harbour PDF

We would like to encourage you to send your comments and feedback to your Harbour Advisory Committee member. A list of representatives and CHAC contact details is available in the Advisory Committee section of our website.

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