ABOUT FUTURE SOLENT 
The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (Solent LEP), together with the Partnership for Urban South Hampshire (PUSH) and the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce have agreed a strategy for development of a low carbon economy in the Solent area which will help stimulate sustainable economic growth, create jobs, and reduce our carbon footprint. 

 

The Vision of Future Solent 
The Solent area will generate economic and business growth together with new jobs by developing a Low Carbon Green Economy. The Solent Area will become the National leader and Internationally recognised for its low carbon green Economy. Sustainability will be at the heart of the sub-regions success in generating ecomomic growth, prosperity and improving quality of life.
 

 

Our Priorities 

 

New Low Carbon & Green Technology 
Capitalising on the world class research in the sub-region into green technologies and turning these into business opportunities, growth and jobs as well as supporting strong manufacturing.

 

Resource Efficiency in Homes and Businesses 
Ensuring our homes and businesses minimise waste including waste of energy, to support household disposable income and business competitiveness.

 

Generation of Secure, Renewable & Low Carbon Energy in the Solent Area 
Developing large scale renewable energy such as tidal and offshore wind, together with small scale on homes and businesses and renewable and district energy schemes incorporated into new development where practical.
 

 

Our Expected Outcomes 
• Business growth
• New/safeguarded jobs
• Develop appropriate skills base
• Measurable carbon reductions
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CREATING A LOW CARBON ECONOMY 
The Solent is an area of strong economic growth within the UK. There is a growing “green economy” with many strengths emerging in research & development, environmental technologies, energy, waste and construction. Future Solent aims to capitalise on these strengths to promote further development of the green economy, and with it, economic growth and jobs. Future Solent has been established as a joint approach by the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (Solent LEP) together with the Partnership for Urban South Hampshire (PUSH) and the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce in the Solent area to achieve a low carbon, green economy. 
 
Here at Future Solent we have a vision that “the development of a low carbon, green economy in the Solent area will help stimulate sustainable economic growth, create jobs and reduce our carbon footprint. The Solent area will become the national leader and internationally recognised for its low carbon, green economy. Sustainability will be at the heart of the sub-region’s success in generating economic growth, prosperity and improving quality of life.” 
 
Future Solent brings together a variety of projects and actions that will deliver our vision and key priorities. In the process of achieving these we have developed a number of new projects and are catalysing existing ones too. All projects we endorse or support will deliver at least one of our priorities and expected outcomes. In doing so, we aim to utilise the Solent’s resources and bring together working partnerships between businesses, organisations, academia and authorities to achieve a low carbon economy in the Solent region through complimentary actions. 
THE BOARD 
The Future Solent Board consists of representatives from Solent LEP, PUSH and Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, alongside representatives from businesses and universities drawn from across the Solent area. 
 
Jimmy Chestnutt 
Chairman Future Solent
Email: jimmy.chestnutt@hampshirechamber.co.uk
 
Alex Parmley 
Vice Chairman Future Solent & representative of the Partnership for Urban South Hampshire (PUSH)
 
Email: Alex.Parmley@eastleigh.gov.uk
 
Andy Stanford-Clark,  
Distinguished Engineer, Chief Technology Officer, IBM
 
 
Email: ANDYSC@uk.ibm.com
 
 
Stewart Dunn 
Chief Executive of Hampshire Chamber of Commerce
 
 
Email: stewart.dunn@hampshirechamber.co.uk
 
Ben Earl,  
Water Efficiency Manager at Southern Water
 
 
Email: Ben.Earl@southernwater.co.uk
 
Charles Burt 
Managing Director of OLIVE
 
 
Email: cburt@consultolive.com
 
 
 
Nick Farthing 
Sustrans/Chairman of Planning & Transport Committee at Hampshire Chamber of Commerce
 
Email: nick.farthing@dial.pipex.com
 
 
Brian Shewan 
Future Networks and Policy, SSE
 
 
Email: brian.shewan@sse.com
 
 
 
 
David Hutchinson 
Environment Facilitator. University of Portsmouth Environment Network (UPEN)
 
Email: david.hutchinson@port.ac.uk
 
Professor AbuBakr S. Bahaj 
Professor of Sustainable Energy Head of Energy & Climate Change Division, University of Southampton
 
Email: A.S.Bahaj@soton.ac.uk
 
 
Colin Tedder 
Techical, Bouygues UK
 
 
Email: tedderc@waringsgroup.com and his PA Tracey Humphrey on humphrest@waringsgroup.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Board is supported by: 
 
Richard Hall 
Future Solent Programme Manager
 
Email: Richard@futuresolent.co.uk
 
 
The Programme of Projects 
Discover more about our programme of projects and how the Solent area will generate economic and business growth... 
 
 
Recent News and Events 
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If you have an interest in Future Solent's vision and priorities we would love you to be a part of it.
 
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