The Solent Forum

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Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) Biosecurity Workshop - 11 February

Posted 21/01/2020 14:27

The Wildlife Trusts are delivering an Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) Biosecurity project across the South East called the RAPID LIFE project. A free marine and coastal invasive species/biosecurity workshop will take place in Portsmouth on 11th February.

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New Solent and Dorset Coast Special Protection Area (SPA)

Posted 16/01/2020 11:30

Environment Minister, Rebecca Pow, has announced a new Solent and Dorset Coast Special Protection Area (SPA) which will span more than 891 km2. The area is the fifth most important foraging site in the UK for little tern and seventh most important for common tern during their breeding season.

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South Marine Plan Annual Monitoring Survey

Posted 09/01/2020 14:27

The East and South Marine Plan annual Monitoring Surveys have been launched. The Surveys are conducted to support MMO knowledge of marine plan application and effectiveness.

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Mitigating recreational impacts on New Forest designated sites

Posted 09/01/2020 14:09

Since 2012 the National Park Authority has sought contributions from new development to ensure potential recreational impacts on the protected habitats of the New Forest are adequately mitigated.

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The economic and health impacts of walking on English coastal paths

Posted 30/12/2019 15:42

Natural England has published a baseline assessment of the economic and health impacts of walking on English coastal paths (ECP).

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Maritime & Fisheries Fund

Posted 19/12/2019 13:33

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) are administering a new £15.4 million Maritime & Fisheries Fund (MFF).

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Artists Required for Sea Defences

Posted 09/12/2019 14:26

Portsmouth City Council and the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP) are looking to work with an artist, or group of artists who are able to provide a long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing piece of artwork for enhancement of the proposed sea defence wall along Eastern Road in Portsmouth.

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Port of Southampton to host MSC Grandiosa UK launch

Posted 08/11/2019 14:44

The Port of Southampton will welcome MSC Cruises’ newest vessel MSC Grandiosa for her UK launch on 12 November.

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Government introduces Environment Bill - 15/10/19

Posted 15/10/2019 10:26

The Bill places the 25 Year Environment Plan on a statutory footing and confirms powers to enhance nature and habitats and combat the effects of plastics on our natural environment.

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HPMA Review- Call for Evidence - Deadline 31 October

Posted 10/10/2019 11:27

The public are being asked to give their views on strengthening protections for UK waters to help safeguard species and habitats.

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First Demolition takes place at Fawley Power Station

Posted 10/10/2019 11:20

The first of three explosions as part of the demolition of Fawley Power Station on the Hampshire coast has been carried out.

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