The Solent Protection Society today launched its own website

The Solent Protection Society today launched its own website www.solentprotection.org giving easy public access to information on the Society and its work.

Formed in 1956, the Solent Protection Society’s officers and members have fought many battles over the past 37 years in order to protect the Solent and its environment for future generations.

A registered charity with almost a thousand members, the Solent Protection Society’s Council is made of 20 members of considerable expertise and experience, including former architects, town planners and county councillors, all of whom are passionate about protecting the environment of the Solent area and who give their time and expertise voluntarily.

Major battles with which the Solent Protection Society have been involved since 1957 include:

  • Proposed Second Oil Refinery at Hook in the Hamble River
  • Successfully opposed by SPS and others
  • Proposed Nuclear Power Station at Newtown River Succesfully opposed by SPS and others
  • Proposed Oil Fired Power Station at Fawley Development modified after opposition by SPS
  • Proposed Coal Fired Power Station at Fawley Successfully opposed by SPS and others
  • Proposed increased size of the Lymington/Yarmouth Ferries Successfully opposed by SPS and others
  • Proposed Container Ship Port at Dibden Bay Opposed by SPS and others – result pending
  • Proposed Long Term Objective for The Solent to be designated as a National Maritime Park Progress being made
  • Proposed New Forest National Park Supported by SPS – Result pending

To find out more about the Solent Protection Society or how to join, log on to the website: www.solentprotection.org or contact The Secretary, Mrs J. Davies on 01590 614610 (Day) or 01425 621524 (evening).