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Demolition of the 650ft chimney at Fawley power station

Posted 15/10/2021 11:15

The massive structure, which has dominated the entrance to Southampton Water for half a century, will be blown up on Sunday October 31 at 7am.

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Portsmouth Port's Extended Berth Opens

Posted 24/09/2021 08:21

Portsmouth Port's extended berth is to be given the ceremonial name of 'The Ayrton Berth', after the British engineer, mathematician, physicist, suffragette and inventor Hertha Ayrton, who was born in Portsmouth.

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Solent Seagrass Restoration Progresses

Posted 17/08/2021 09:10

Scuba divers have collected more than half a million seeds from healthy seagrass meadows around Osborne Bay, Yarmouth and Bouldnor in the Solent for replanting in parts of the Solent where seagrass has been lost or degraded.

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Secrets of the Solent Film

Posted 29/07/2021 09:12

The Hants and Wight Wildlife Trust have launched its new Solent film, which celebrates the diversity of our local marine wildlife and features interviews with its Marine Champions.

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Designation of pilot Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs)

Posted 08/07/2021 13:45

The UK government has committed to identify and designate pilot Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) in English waters by the end of 2022. Defra, JNCC, Natural England, Cefas, the Marine Management Organisation and the Association of Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities will work together, with stakeholders, to identify potential pilot sites.

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Fiftieth Edition of Solent News Published

Posted 07/07/2021 15:37

We have just published the fiftieth edition of Solent News. This bi annual round up of what is happening in the Solent is sent out widely and freely to those working and living in the Solent.

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Hythe Ferry service saved by community fundraising

Posted 25/06/2021 14:19

Hundreds of people have helped raise enough money to save a ferry service after it announced it had run out of money due to Covid restrictions. More than £60,000 has been raised to rescue Hythe Ferry, which links the Waterside and Southampton.

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Green Halo Partnership

Posted 18/06/2021 10:45

The fifth anniversary of the Green Halo Partnership was marked with a virtual conference: Towards 2030, which explored how individuals and organisations working in and around the New Forest National Pak can tackle the climate and nature emergencies.

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Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC) Consultation

Posted 21/05/2021 12:59

PTEC is a 30MW commercial tidal stream project located off the south coast of the Isle of Wight. A planning application for the onshore elements of the project will be submitted to the Isle of Wight Council in the coming months. If consent is granted, onshore construction work is anticipated to commence in 2023. The project team would like your views.

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Solent Seagrass Project

Posted 28/04/2021 11:31

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust have launched a partnership with Boskalis Westminster Ltd to undertake a seagrass restoration project within the Solent, starting with an important research and development phase.

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Hurst Spit to Lymington Project

Posted 06/04/2021 12:53

The Environment Agency is working in partnership with New Forest District Council, Hampshire County Council, Natural England and JBA Consulting to explore a sustainable future regarding the risk from flooding and coastal erosion between Hurst Spit and Lymington. Watch an introductory video on the Project.

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