PLANS to build a £600m desalination plant near Fawley have faced opposition from New Forest District Council

As reported in the A&T, the facility at Ashlett Creek, which would process 75 million litres of seawater into drinking water every day, would also see a 25km pipeline built to Testwood in Totton.

A report signed off by the council’s new leader, Cllr Edward Heron, stated: “Desalination at Fawley is a high carbon footprint, high environmental impact and high risk water supply option that NFDC should not support.”