SPS Position on Fawley desalination plant

STOP PRESS! Bowing to pressure from multiple local campaigns, including representations from Solent Protection Society, Southern Water have issued a statement indicating that "water recycling and water transfers are now seen as preferable to desalination". September 30 2021 Our earlier article, below, looked at the Ashlett Creek proposal and put our case against it: Southern … Continue reading SPS Position on Fawley desalination plant

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