Eling Wharf Back in October 2021, we reported on the worrying state of the sea walls at Eling Wharf. The walls of the wharf are showing distinct signs of possible collapse risking not only injury but also contamination and pollution of the surrounding water. A letter has been sent to ABP regarding the condition of … Continue reading SPS Pollution Group Progress Report – January 2022
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 (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
Southern Water's Beachbuoy real time mapping of combined sewage outfall (CSO) spills is a great addition to the information to residents using the seas around the shores of the Solent. It gives warning of possible pollution close to the outfalls, all of which are identified on the system. It shows when a spill starts and … Continue reading Treat Southern Water’s Beachbuoy with caution.
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