Updated - 23/3/2022 - Added map for 'Customs Site No.1 Solent' at Marchwood, revised Fawley Waterside to reflect newly published Solent Freeport brochure. Introduction Two years have passed since HM Government announced the Freeport Consultation. Since that time, the eight shortlisted Freeport teams still in competition for Treasury funding have kept their cards close to … Continue reading Solent Freeport – Observations on the Freeport Tax Sites
In the 2021 March budget, the Solent was shortlisted as the potential site for one of eight Freeports to be set up in the United Kingdom. The Government’s Freeport ‘Bid Prospectus’ set out the overall scale of a Freeport and demonstrated how the maximum ‘outer boundary’, a 45Km circle, could fit with the geography of … Continue reading The Solent Freeport puts our focus back on Dibden Bay
In the last budget, the Solent was shortlisted as the site for one of ten Freeports to be set up in the United Kingdom. Since that time, we've seen little or no detail in the public domain regarding what the Freeport opportunity could mean for the Solent region. In this article, we try firstly to … Continue reading What might the ‘Solent Freeport’ mean for the Solent area?
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
This is the third report in our annual newsletter concerning plans by Fawley Waterside Ltd. to build a new small town on the site of the former Fawley Power Station. The development of this power station site will provide 1500 new homes and commercial properties. Some 470 of the homes will be affordable properties in … Continue reading Fawley New Town
This year our ‘Away Day’ to Eling Tide Mill took place on 7th October, a month later than usual in order to fit in with the availability of the Mill for a private visit. Eling is in the centre of our region, close to Totton, at the head of Southampton Water. There has been a … Continue reading Solent Protection Society ‘Away Day’ 2019
A major development is being planned on the site of the Fawley Power Station by a new company, Fawley Waterside Ltd. The company has ambitious plans to create a new small model town, with echoes of Poundbury, the prettiest New Forest Villages, and Old Lymington, with about 1500 homes. There will be a marina accessible … Continue reading Fawley Waterside and Calshot development plans
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.
Posted on 23 May 2006 Solent Protection Society celebrated its 50th anniversary with a lunch for over 140 people at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes on 19th May. Members and guests including Chris Huhne, MP for Eastleigh and Peter Viggers, MP for Gosport, heard the Society's former President, Maldwin Drummond, a founder member of … Continue reading Solent Protection Society Celebrates 50 Years
Posted on 09 Mar 2006 The West Solent, a beautiful and busy waterway which stretches from Lepe Beach to The Needles, is under ever growing and conflicting pressures. Popular with tourists, walkers, boating and watersport enthusiasts and fishermen, the Western Solent is also used by some commercial shipping, as well as the ferry service from … Continue reading Call for West Solent Marine National Park