2021 Annual General Meeting

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.

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 – 28 December 2021

Marine Licencing Applications – 3 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

Analysis of more than 40,000 hours of sewage discharge into the Solent during 2020

Solent Protection  Society (SPS) has analysed the Environment  Agency (EA) annual data for sewage overflow spills in 2020 and has extracted the spills that flow into the Solent either directly of from its tidal rivers and estuaries. This data is more comprehensive than the useful but limited information from Southern Water’s Beachbuoy web application To … Continue reading Analysis of more than 40,000 hours of sewage discharge into the Solent during 2020

SPS position on the changes to the Environment Bill – October 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

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

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