1. This Report consists in part of a review of development which has taken place at Britains ports in the last five years; the enunciation of the principles on which the Council thinks port planning should be based; and in part as a compendium of information and guiding principles aimed at assisting port authorities in their own planning. Unlike the Interim Plan produced in 1965, no attempt has been made to produce centrally a plan consisting of a detailed list of all the facilities to be constructed at specific ports at specific times. The Council is still accumulating information relevant to the place of ports in the field of national planning and from this, and their policy of encouraging and guiding local initiative, it is hoped that more specific guiding principles will emerge. 2. The document also includes a review of progress with the Councils MIDAS concept, which they believe can make a vital contribution to this countrys future economic and social well-being. This is an area in which there must be positive planning from the centre. The scope of the concept is much wider than the scope of the Councils functions, or indeed those of any port authority, local or national, and the Council has invited the attention of the Government to the urgency of this planning task, in which they are anxious to play their full part.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Ports Council

    17 North Audley Street
    London W1Y 1WE,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1969

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 141 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00007436
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 22 1974 12:00AM