This page contains further explanatory notes for many of the articles in the 2022/2023 Newsletter, particularly those which would benefit from additional reference links to external websites. A table of contents below this image will take you directly to sections with the appropriate newsletter heading.
(Please note, this page is currently being updated with further links, please check back again shortly)
- Pollution and water quality
- Southern Water – ‘The good, the bad and the ugly’
- Planning and development
- Climate change adaptation
- The Solent Freeport
- England Coast Path update
Pollution and water quality
Pollution from the river basins
The map of the river catchments and the detail behind the first paragraph on this article is the work of Dr. Ian West, visiting scientist with Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton and Senior Fellow of the Geological Society of London. Dr. West’s rich online source of detail relating to the geology of the Wessex coastline can be found by taking this link.
Brittany’s ‘Green Tides’ – a future threat to the Solent?
Water Quality – The regulatory authorities and related government initiatives
The array of UK Government departments, related ‘QUANGO’s and their initiatives aimed at monitoring the environment and the water utilities is bewildering and constantly expanding, evidenced by the recent creation of the Office for Environmental Protection.
Please either click the image above, or select this link, to read a page on which we keep track of the various UK Government departments, monitoring bodies, industry initiatives and related ‘Quangos’ which are directly or indirectly active in matters of water quality.
The length of this list may go some way towards explaining our frustration with the lack of urgency and questionable
strength of the regulatory response. With the water companies operating as commercial businesses primarily accountable to their shareholders, our concerns are shared by many other environmental groups.
Southern Water – ‘The good, the bad and the ugly’
Southern Water’s Performance and response to regulation
Southern Water’s ‘Pathfinder’ projects
‘Water for life’ – Desalination replaced by equally disruptive Water Recycling
Planning and development
Proposed changes to planning policy
Tipner West development proposals
Norris Castle Planning Application
Victoria Pier planning application
Bembridge Harbour planning approval
Fawley Waterside development
Climate change adaptation
How is the coastal environment changing?
An update on works in progress
Understanding the risks
The Solent Freeport
England Coast Path update
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