|‘Local Plan’ impact on the Solent|
SPS are taking a holistic view of the new ‘forward plans’ currently
under development by local
authorities across the region.
Housing targets dictated by central government present significant
infrastructure challenges, not least of which is waste water
Solent Area Planning Authorities
The activities of the UK Marine
Management Organisation are
closely monitored by SPS who, in
turn, are active in providing
feedback to the MMO on marine
conservation and marine licensing topics.
|The SPS Speaker programme|
The next monthly talk will be held after the monthly Council meeting on Tuesday 5th February.
Our speaker will be Colin Scott
from APBMer who will be
presenting on the subject of “Habitat Creation and Restoration in the
|Solent air and water quality|
SPS take a close interest in the
impact of pollution from various
sources across the Solent region,
ranging from unauthorised waste water discharges to atmospheric
pollution from ships in the ports.
The shoreline of the Solent is under constant pressure from the natural forces of erosion and predictions of sea level rise. Significant new sea
defence projects are being initiated to protect threatened population
and business centres. The Solent
shore is also the the focal point for change as the National Coast Path
initiative takes shape.
|The Solent Protection Society is a charitable incorporated organisation |
intent on safeguarding and preserving the amenities of the Solent
environment for the benefit of future generations. The Society was
originally set up in 1956 as a joint initiative of CPRE and the RYA in
response to proposals to site a nuclear power station on the Isle of Wight and an oil refinery at the mouth of the Hamble river.
More than sixty years later, the Solent Protection Society continues to
campaign on important issues of planning, conservation and maritime
safety affecting the Solent Region.
We welcome issues and concerns raised by our members and apply the breadth of experience of our Council Members, working with our networks within peer organisations and official bodies to secure resolution.
To understand how membership of the Society might help you, or simply to contact us, please explore the options on the main menu. We also welcome applications from existing members who believe they may have relevant experience to offer and a commitment of time to join the Council in our activities. For further details, please email the Secretary.
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