Marine Licencing Applications – 1 May 2021

The May 1 2021 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 – 1 May 2021

SPS Position on Fawley desalination plant

STOP PRESS! Bowing to pressure from multiple local campaigns, including representations from Solent Protection Society, Southern Water have issued a statement indicating that "water recycling and water transfers are now seen as preferable to desalination". September 30 2021 Our earlier article, below, looked at the Ashlett Creek proposal and put our case against it: Southern … Continue reading SPS Position on Fawley desalination plant

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

Hurst Castle – Partial collapse of the seaward wall of the east wing

Solent Protection Society have expressed concern about the deteriorating state of Hurst Castle for the past two winters seasons and like many, were saddened to see the damage by the partial collapse of the east wing's seaward wall on Friday February 26th. Still from Drone footage by ExploreWithin - Click link to view video. We … Continue reading Hurst Castle – Partial collapse of the seaward wall of the east wing