Is there a housing development near you, if so, what is its environmental impact? As we look around us at the volume of new building work in progress, continually eating into our countryside, we need to decide how this problem can be resolved. The Government has ambitions to build over 300,000 homes but their methods … Continue reading SPS Focus Article – Planning
The 2021 Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday February 1st at 12:00 noon, via Zoom. The AGM papers, including the agenda with joining instructions, can be found at this link.
There have been many articles published recently predicting the future extent of tidal flooding and some show an horrific picture. It is important therefore to understand how these scenarios are derived. In simplistic terms we start with a “Digital Terrain Model” (DTM). This is the computer equivalent of a physical model of the land and … Continue reading Anticipating Sea Level Rise
The 28 December 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 – 28 December 2021
The 28 December 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 – 3 December 2021
Solent Protection Society is extremely disappointed at the actions taken by the Government in voting against the House of Lords amendment to the Environment Bill. This was in direct contravention to a statement given last March that promised "Measures to reduce sewage discharges from storm overflows will be put into law, the government confirmed today … Continue reading SPS position on the changes to the Environment Bill – October 2021
Image © Pascal Bredel / MarineTraffic 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 … Continue reading Another ‘world’s largest cruise ship’ takes to the sea
On 14th October 2021 Southampton Harbour Master issued a temporary Notice to Mariners expected to last six months banning any vessels from manoeuvring within 5 metres of Eling wharf. This was caused by the state of disrepair of the wooden part of the quay. The state of the quay has been of concern for at … Continue reading Eling Creek – Temporary exclusion zone
After the usual team effort by the SPS Council members, the editor has finished wielding his blue pencil, the final copy has arrived back from the printer, a large number of stamps and address labels have been applied by our secretary and the latest glossy Solent Protection Society Newsletter has been put in the safe … Continue reading The SPS Autumn 2021 Newsletter is here!
The iconic landmark at Calshot is due to be demolished in a single controlled event on Sunday October 31st. "For more than 50 years it has dominated the local skyline – but at the end of the month the iconic Fawley power station chimney will be blown up. Demolition company Brown and Mason have been … Continue reading Calshot Chimney demolition date set for October 31st