There are major and interesting redevelopment plans afoot within the City of Southampton and one of our Society’s roles is to examine the impact any proposed development may have on the local environment, and upon the seascape This year we shall again be waterborne as we explore the River Itchen and the upper reaches of … Continue reading 2017 Member’s ‘Away Day’, 7/9/2017
One of the most high-profile campaigns that the Society ever fought was its vigorous opposition at the beginning of this century to Associated British Ports’ planning application to develop land at Dibden Bay in Southampton Water in order to expand its port facilities. The Society gave evidence at the long-running Enquiry and was greatly relieved … Continue reading ABP Southampton Port Master Plan 2016-2035
Riverside Boatyard Bursledon The Solent Protection Society objected to a planning application by the Riverside Boatyard on the Hamble, to build an extra 108 metres of pontoon in a Special Area of Conservation adjacent to protected salt marsh. We are glad that Eastleigh Borough rejected the application for a number of reasons including the environmental … Continue reading Hamble River planning
Some clever digging by "On The Wight" has revealed a possible relocation for the Red Funnel ferries terminal in Southampton (if the Royal Pier redevelpment proceeds).. For more information click here
The container cranes on what used to be 201/2 berth at Southampton Container terminal are over 400 ft high. They are visible from many parts of Southampton. Absolutely vital to the maintenance of the port as a major player on the international stage, but one is bound to wonder where the race for size will … Continue reading A change to the Southampton skyline
Interesting video found on You Tube
In a retirement interview in the Daily Echo, Doug Morrison, former Port Director at ABP Southampton, confirmed that it is still ABP policy to develop a port facility at Dibden Bay. The need has been delayed by the development of a deep water berth in the Western Docks. The acquisition of the Marchwood Military port … Continue reading Dibden Bay? – but not yet…..
The Daily Echo reports that a £400 million deal to redevelop Portsmouth and Southampton is due to be finalised any day now. Inevitably, investment on this scale will transform city skylines. It seems likely that the long awaited Royal Pier redevelopment would be one of the priority projects. If that improves traffic flow in that … Continue reading City Deal takes a £400 million step forward
BBC reports that Southampton Council may refuse to be a biomass customer. Could this threaten the economics of the operation? Click here to read full eport.
An interesting video of a pleasant walk - retweeted by Weston Shore friends