Solent Freeport – Observations on the Freeport Tax Sites

Updated – 23/3/2022 – Added map for ‘Customs Site No.1 Solent’ at Marchwood, revised Fawley Waterside to reflect newly published Solent Freeport brochure. Introduction Two years have passed since HM Government announced the Freeport Consultation. Since that time, the eight shortlisted Freeport teams still in competition for Treasury funding have kept their cards close to … Continue reading Solent Freeport – Observations on the Freeport Tax Sites

Solent Freeport bid shortlisted in the Chancellor’s Budget announcement

The Solent Freeport bid was submitted by Solent Local Enterprise Partnership based on a coalition of businesses, associated local authorities and other partners. In today’s budget announcement, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak announced that Solent has been selected as one of the eight UK sites for which Freeport’s will now be developed. This report from the … Continue reading Solent Freeport bid shortlisted in the Chancellor’s Budget announcement

Another ‘world’s largest cruise ship’ takes to the sea

Last month, ‘The Wonder of the Seas’ was towed out of the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, before being put through her paces on the open seas. In spring 2022, she will be Europe bound for a series of trips around the Mediterranean, departing from Rome and Barcelona. For details, see this recent … Continue reading Another ‘world’s largest cruise ship’ takes to the sea

December 2022

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 … Continue reading December 2022