Our 2017 Annual Report is now available and what a year it has been! As well as continuing to work on the Town Quay project mentioned above, we have successfully applied for a new licence authorising the beneficial use of up to 80,000 tonnes of mud dredged from the river by 2024. We hope that by placing this mud along the Solent facing edge of the marsh where wave erosion causes most marsh loss, this will slow marsh loss and defer future breakwater construction.
There was a 3.6% increase in the number of visiting boats in the 2017 calendar year. This followed a 5.4% increase the previous year. Given the weather was not as good this year, we believe this was a good result possibly helped by a new initiative to promote Lymington Harbour as the destination of choice for visiting yachts.
It’s also been a good year for river safety with a significant fall in the number of reported safety incidents in the year.
Read more in the Annual Report, printed copies of which are available from the Harbour Office.