Protesters line shoreline in Portsmouth to oppose Aquind cable plans

Story from the Portsmouth News, October 10th 2020 More than 150 people have lined the shoreline in Portsmouth to show plans for a massive electricity infrastructure project in the area will be met with stiff resistance. Aquind aims that undersea cables will run ashore in Eastney as part of a £1.2bn project connecting the electricity … Continue reading Protesters line shoreline in Portsmouth to oppose Aquind cable plans

Fawley New Town

View of the site from the west In the Autumn 2018 issue of the Society’s Newsletter we reported on the proposal to build a new town at Fawley on Southampton Water. This article is an update of developments since then. This is perhaps the most important development on the shores of the Solent this century … Continue reading Fawley New Town

Eastney – Fraser Range development proposal

Solent Protection Society takes a close interest in the conservation of the natural heritage and historic assets of the Solent shoreline. In particular, we are concerned with safeguarding the views towards that shoreline by users of the Solent, a viewpoint not always given priority in planning applications. The fortifications at the eastern end of Southsea … Continue reading Eastney – Fraser Range development proposal

Portsmouth Cathedral – ‘Soup of Souls’ art installation

For those with an interest in the maritime history of Portsmouth and the Solent, the current exhibition in Portsmouth's 'Cathedral of the Sea' is well worth a visit. Described by one of our Council members as 'without doubt, the most moving art installation' he has ever seen, the work by Pete Codling, artist in residence … Continue reading Portsmouth Cathedral – ‘Soup of Souls’ art installation

Southsea Seafront consultation closes on the 27 August

The Southsea Coastal Scheme have had well over a thousand survey responses so far - but still want more. You can view the consultation materials here. There is scheme visualisation on YouTube here with audio description. If you visited their events and want to jump straight to the survey, you can find it here. Once the feedback … Continue reading Southsea Seafront consultation closes on the 27 August

Consultation program for Southsea Coastal Scheme

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 … Continue reading Consultation program for Southsea Coastal Scheme