Bembridge is a popular place for visitors both afloat and on land. It has a rural character and an atmosphere of great charm. On a beautiful evening, with the sun setting in the west, the tinkling of the yachts’ rigging and the call of the birds on the mudflats, it is hard to imagine change. … Continue reading Silting in Bembridge Harbour is a serious problem
The Bembridge and St Helens area has an interesting history. The Harbour has been known historically as Brading Haven. In Roman times, small trading ships were worked up the Eastern River Yar to the quay at Brading. The estuary was much larger and extended across the area which is now Brading Marshes, forming a much … Continue reading A Postcard from Bembridge and St Helens.
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 … Continue reading Bembridge, Red Funnel and the Coast Path
The Red Funnel Appeal against the refusal by the IOW Council to grant planning permission for the redevelopment of the ferry terminal site in East Cowes took place over four days commencing 18 July. The Solent Protection Society had already made written submissions to the Council in relation to the application. These were reinforced by … Continue reading East Cowes and Red Funnel Planning Appeal
Wightlink’s new high level loading ramp at Fishbourne. Wightlink have been granted planning permission to build aa new loading ramp at Fishbourne. While broadly supportive for the benefit of the Island SPS had concerns and some of these were specifically mentioned in the Officers report. SPS is pleased that our environmental representations were, to a … Continue reading Fishbourne Terminal
The SPS has written the two following letters to the Isle of Wight Planning Department concerning the changes proposed by Wightlink to the ferry terminal in Fishbourne Lane: Wightlink-Terminal-Fisbourne-December-2015 Wightlink-Terminal-Fishbourne-January-2016
These comments have been submitted in response to the revised application under TCP/11822/Y-P/00637/14. The comments are from the Solent Protection Society (SPS) which exists to protect the Solent for future generations. We have already commented on the earlier 3 applications and where still relevant the same points are repeated below, modified when appropriate by … Continue reading Bembridge planning. The SPS response
The Scuttlebutt Forum run by Yachting and Boating weekly is very active, but can be of variable quality. It is therefore good to see that a discussion of our blog about the redevelopment of the Folly has attracted a wide variety of thoughtful comment. Over 500 people have viewed the item about the Folly.
Redevelopment of the river bank in the vicinity of the Folly Inn, a popular spot for visitors on the River Medina above Cowes on the Isle of Wight is overdue. A planning application has been made, and Solent Protection society has made the following submission. TCP/01419/U - P/00102/14 Folly Works Folly Lane East Cowes Isle … Continue reading Redevelopment at the Folly