Marine Licencing Applications – 31 October 2020

The October 31st 2020 summary of Marine Licensing activity applicable to the Solent area can be found by taking this link. The update post displays a list of applications published by the Marine Management Organisation since the last SPS summary update issued, and project background for those applications open for public consultation. Applications for burial … Continue reading Marine Licencing Applications – 31 October 2020

Milford Sea Wall

Photo: Pete Linnington, reproduced from Lymington Times. The Lymington Times has published an article calling for 'vision on protecting New Forest coastline' amid a hike in the cost required to fix the sea wall at Milford. Take the link above to read the original article by Liz Hendrie: "CALLS have been made for a clearer … Continue reading Milford Sea Wall

Fawley New Town

This is the third report in our annual newsletter concerning plans by Fawley Waterside Ltd. to build a new small town on the site of the former Fawley Power Station. The development of this power station site will provide 1500 new homes and commercial properties. Some 470 of the homes will be affordable properties in … Continue reading Fawley New Town

The Benyon Review

Will ‘Highly Protected Marine Areas’ be introduced to the Solent? When Marine Conservation Zones and Marine Protected Areas (MCZs & MPAs) were first introduced under the Marine and Coastal Access Act (2009), there was a requirement to designate scientific control areas within each bio-geographical area. Termed “Reference Areas”, these zones were designed to represent the … Continue reading The Benyon Review

SPS Article in ‘The Yachter’ – Autumn 2020

The following article written by our Chairman, David Sizer, appears in the Autumn edition of 'The Yachter', the house magazine of the Royal Southampton Yacht Club. The Solent Protection Society (SPS) is a registered charity which was established over sixty years ago at the time when controversially, a Nuclear Power Station had been proposed in … Continue reading SPS Article in ‘The Yachter’ – Autumn 2020