The August 26th SPS 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 of human remains at sea are not included.
If an application is of particular interest to you, take a note of the application number and enter it into the MMO Public Register to view the detail on the register. For guidance on how to access and search the MMO Public Register, please follow this link.
We are interested to note this piece from the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership website. Parts of the sea defences on the Warblington shore line, compromised during last winter’s storms, have been effectively repaired using a new technique.
The repairs commenced on 1st August 2018 to the worst damaged sections of wall, where the concrete rendering had detached itself from the main wall structure and was laying on the foreshore of the harbour. The works were delivered by ESCP and were carried out by contractors Graham Attrill Civil Engineering Ltd., from the Isle of Wight on behalf of Havant Borough Council.
Within two weeks the works were completed using an innovative material called Concrete Canvas, used by Havant Borough Council for the first time. The Concrete Canvas was delivered to site as a roll of concrete impregnated fabric, which was cut to length and draped over the wall, allowing the fabric to follow the contours of the internal wall beneath. Once in place, the fabric was sprayed with freshwater to activate a concrete fibre embedded within. The concrete fibre forms an impermeable, energy absorbing concrete casing, perfect for withstanding wave action. The material repaired the seawall and will protect the internal structure from further erosion.
Following completion of the works, ESCP staff will continue to monitor coastal structures within the harbour on an annual basis. This will help inform any future works and allow ESCP to identify changes in structure condition within the HBC borough.
(Information Source – Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership.)
The new Wightlink ferry for the Portsmouth-Fishbourne route arrived in Portsmouth Harbour today having left the shipyard in Turkey on Monday July 16. She’s been towed through the Mediterranean and north across the Bay of Biscay by the specialist offshore support vessel Amber II. ‘Victoria of Wight‘ can carry up to 178 cars and more than 1,000 passengers. Powered by ‘hybrid energy’ from a combination of batteries and conventional engines.
The Southsea Coastal Scheme is responsible for delivering new flood defences along 4.5km of seafront, from Old Portsmouth to Eastney. Their aim is to create new defences that protect te heritage of the seafront whilst reducing the risk of flooding to over 8000 homes and businesses in Southsea for the next century. The work will transform the seafront for future generations alongside protecting the heritage that is so important to the people of Portsmouth.
The Southsea Coastal Scheme team are going to be out and about across the city in July holding a new series of consultation events on our emerging designs. These will be held at a number of locations around Portsmouth and Southsea during July 2018. For details please take this link.
SPS was made aware of concerns regarding the imminent preach of the sea defences and lack of action at Southmore Lane, Langstone.
Havant BC had released a press notice last week announcing £376,000 funding had been secured for options appraisal for coastal defence study at Langstone because of flood risk for 86 homes and Hayling Bridge. It has been agreed by the SPS Couincil that a member would join the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership stakeholder working group and will monitor activities.
As part of this activity, we will take note of any potential impact on the National Coast path.
We understand that the Chairman of Hythe Marina Association, David Pickering and colleagues have had a meeting with a Director of ABP.
We will be making enquiries with ABP for further information and will bring together our own views on where dredging and development could take place.
NE Hamble, planning permission granted for 500 homes. The treated sewerage will now go into a brook running into the Hamble, however, the query has been raised regarding the potential failure of the proposed water treatment plant. Botley Parish Council have requested Government intervention.
SPS will write to Botley PC to share their concerns and also to River Hamble Authority to ensure they have knowledge of this.
New Forest District Council are publishing their proposals for housing planning to 2036. There is currently deemed to be nothing of immediate interest to SPS except for the Fawley Waterfront Development and development south of Lymington.
SPS will continue to take a ‘watching brief’
At the June SPS Council meeting, the Isle of Wight representative reported on Woodside Bay, namely the development next to it. SPS had objected to the unlawful certificate which had been applied for. No decision yet made.
Bembridge Harbour had produced a final Section 106 Agreement.
Red Funnel had applied for Planning Permission for the new commercial ferry and ground investigation had started.
The Coastal Path consultation would not be published until the end of 2018.