Port of Plymouth Air Quality Strategy

Ports are becoming increasingly aware of their impact on the environment and the need to reduce this wherever possible.  Shipping is the cleanest method of freight transportation, however, ports acknowledge that more can be done to monitor our air quality.

As a responsible major port, and in line with new Government guidance, we have produced the Port of Plymouth Air Quality Strategy.  This document outlines our aims and ambitions to help monitor and improve the air quality in the Port.  We are grateful to have received the input of our stakeholders and commercial partners in the strategy, and this input demonstrates the cooperative approach needed.

The air quality strategy will remain a ‘live’ document and will be periodically updated to include new methods and ideas the port or its stakeholders are adopting to improve air quality. 

 Any feedback regarding air quality and the strategy document is welcomed. 

For Air Quality Strategy Report, click here



Tamar Estuaries Consultative Forum (TECF)

The Cattewater Harbour Commissioners are committed to the aims and objectives of the Tamar Estuaries Consultative Forum (TECF). 

As a founder member, the Commissioners' contribute to the forum's work, and play an active part in supporting the work of Plymouth City Council's Natural Infrastructure Manager. 

For Plymouth Sound & Tamar Estuaries Marine Protected Area website, click here www.plymouth-mpa.uk

TECF’s dedicated Natural Infrastructure Officer, Mrs. Kaja Curry, is employed by Plymouth City Council under the umbrella of a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between the Relevant Authorities.

The waters of Plymouth Sound and the Tamar Estuaries are characterised by many overlapping Statutory Authorities and functions where no single organisation has overall control.

The designation of Plymouth Sound and Estuaries as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and a Special Protection Area under European Union Directives means that it becomes even more important for the Relevant Authorities to work together to manage the waters in a coordinated manner whilst ensuring compliance with the Directives.  Since 1991 many of the statutory organisations have been working together to deliver integrated management of the waters through the Tamar Estuaries Consultative Forum (TECF).