Falmouth Harbour Commissioners are committed to sustainable development at Falmouth Port.

We support scientific research that helps us better understand the environment and work hard to ensure the historic harbour remains viable, whilst taking into account the needs of our local community.

FHC contributed to the Port of Falmouth Master Plan. The Master Plan was completed in 2009 and describes potential development strategies for the port and harbour areas. It compares options and identifies a preferred development option which was adopted by Cornwall Council in 2010. You can access this report through our library by clicking here.

FHC have recently submitted an application to the Marine Management Organisation in relation to the Port of Falmouth Approach Channel Dredge & Habitat Mitigation Scheme. You can view the application documents in our library.

Falmouth port and the surrounding area is designated as a Special Area of Conservation and a proposed Special Protection Area for birds under that Habitats and Birds Directives, for more information on these and other nearby environmental designations click here.

Developments within the harbour area are subject to a range of legislation and may require a license from the Marine Management Organisation.

Under the habitats regulations it is a requirement to consider the environmental impacts on the Special Area of Conservation, including in combination effects with other proposed schemes. To aid developers we have created a list of useful links and documents in conjunction with the SAC management forum.