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1 Conflict in Poole Harbour

2 Who uses Poole Harbour? FerriesCargo Ships Oil tankers Sand dredgers

3 Who uses Poole Harbour? 8 yacht clubs, 5000 yachts per yr Jet skiers Water skiers Canoeists & rowers

4 Conflict The conflict arises between all these users and so the area has to be managed To solve the problem an Aquatic Management Plan was introduced by the Poole Harbour Commissioners in To solve the problem an Aquatic Management Plan was introduced by the Poole Harbour Commissioners in This allocated certain uses to special areas of the harbour. This allocated certain uses to special areas of the harbour.

5 Quiet Zone from Patchins Point to South Haven South of this line there is a 6 knot speed limit. This allows yachtsman and other recreationalists a quiet anchorage, in which to enjoy the beauty of the southern harbour without the bustle of the northern harbour. South of this line there is a 6 knot speed limit. This allows yachtsman and other recreationalists a quiet anchorage, in which to enjoy the beauty of the southern harbour without the bustle of the northern harbour. Success : Success : Has reduced adverse impacts on flora and fauna of the undeveloped mudflats. Has reduced adverse impacts on flora and fauna of the undeveloped mudflats. It is a safe haven for birds, wildlife and humans. It is a safe haven for birds, wildlife and humans. Policy to be maintained against any changes in landuse. Policy to be maintained against any changes in landuse.

6 Wareham Channel Waterskiing is restricted to the Wareham Channel. Waterskiing is restricted to the Wareham Channel. Jet skiing is in a special zone where there is no speed limit. Jet skiing is in a special zone where there is no speed limit. This means that all users are catered for and remain content at present. This means that all users are catered for and remain content at present. There will be a review in There will be a review in 2006.

7 Oil at Wych Farm BP found oil on the south side of Poole Harbour at Wych Farm and led to drilling rigs, an oil gathering station, a railhead and a pipeline. BP found oil on the south side of Poole Harbour at Wych Farm and led to drilling rigs, an oil gathering station, a railhead and a pipeline. The largest on-shore oil field in western Europe. The largest on-shore oil field in western Europe.

8 Conflict at Wych Farm Essentially between BP, land owners, County Council and the Conservationists. Essentially between BP, land owners, County Council and the Conservationists. At first it was assumed that as the area contained so many protected areas (e.g. SSSI’s) that drilling would not be allowed. At first it was assumed that as the area contained so many protected areas (e.g. SSSI’s) that drilling would not be allowed. However, Dorset County Council gave permission due to BP’s excellent reputation and proposals for safeguarding the environment. However, Dorset County Council gave permission due to BP’s excellent reputation and proposals for safeguarding the environment.

9 BP’s Environmental Promise Screened all the extraction and production sites by woodland and some are excavated lower than the surrounding land. Screened all the extraction and production sites by woodland and some are excavated lower than the surrounding land.

10 BP’s Environmental Promise Sites have a concrete base with a waterproof seal. Sites have a concrete base with a waterproof seal. Some sites have a water moat to ensure there is no contamination by run-off. Some sites have a water moat to ensure there is no contamination by run-off. Buildings have been painted in “Blend in Brown”. Buildings have been painted in “Blend in Brown”.

11 BP’s Environmental Promise A Success? These measures have been extremely successful, even from vantage points nearby it is sometimes impossible to see that oil extraction is taking place. These measures have been extremely successful, even from vantage points nearby it is sometimes impossible to see that oil extraction is taking place. Constant monitoring of Poole Harbour for oil pollution continues today. Constant monitoring of Poole Harbour for oil pollution continues today.

12 TASK Design a poster which includes the following information Design a poster which includes the following information The users of Poole Harbour The users of Poole Harbour The conflict which occurs (between who) The conflict which occurs (between who) The solutions to the conflicts and whether or not they’ve been a success The solutions to the conflicts and whether or not they’ve been a success


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