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

Marine Licencing Applications – 27 February 2021

The February 27 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 – 27 February 2021

Marine Licencing Applications – 30 January 2021

The January 30 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 – 30 January 2021

Discharges by Southern Water into Langstone Harbour

Professor Alex Ford from the University of Portsmouth's Centre for Blue Governance has recently posted this blog highlighting the issue of sewage pollution from Southern Water's Budds Farm waste water treatment works. https://youtu.be/fyZez5qVZ40 The business and leisure users of Langstone Harbour have been mounting increasingly vocal campaigns against these discharges, to little obvious effect, so … Continue reading Discharges by Southern Water into Langstone Harbour

The issue of sewage discharge into Solent waters

Solent Protection are becoming increasingly exercised by the issue of pollution in Solent waters. A working party within the SPS Council are actively researching the scale and nature of the problem in the transitional and coastal waters of the Solent and have been lobbying Solent MPs to support the 'Sewage (Inland Waters)' initiative first raised … Continue reading The issue of sewage discharge into Solent waters

The ‘Sewage (Inland Waters) Bill’ and its applicability to the issue of Solent pollution

Over the last ten days of 2020, Settled Storm Overflows (SSOs) from Southern Water's Budds Farm holding tanks at Havant accounted for 172 hours - that's over 7 days of almost continuous discharge into Langstone Harbour. These spills are additional to the regular and frequent discharges by Southern Water from multiple Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) … Continue reading The ‘Sewage (Inland Waters) Bill’ and its applicability to the issue of Solent pollution

Marine Licencing Applications – 1 January 2021

The January 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 January 2021