Currently, a series of public exhibitions are taking place on the proposal by Fawley Waterside Ltd to redevelop the Fawley Power Station site – today (Thursday 28 September 2017) at St Francis Church, Langley and on Friday and Saturday (29/30 September 2017) at Jubilee Hall, Fawley (all 2 pm to 8 pm).
It is proposed to create a new community of 1500 homes and “up to 2000 jobs”, as well as creating a marina/dock which can take boats up to 2000 tons. It is recognised that the site is in, or borders, two SPAs, a SSSI and Ramsar designated site and ecological assessments have been made and mitigation measures proposed for replacing or creating habitat for birds, plants and wildlife. There are also measures to try to reduce human (and dog) activity along the foreshore. One may wish to question whether the mitigation is sufficient and whether it would work as suggested.
The redevelopment team will be at the exhibitions to answer questions, but if you cannot get to an exhibition, you can review the presentation by downloading the Public Exhibitions Leaflet. There is no planning application listed on New Forest District Council’s website yet, but full details of the application should appear there shortly.