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Letter: Hurst Castle collapse is all part of change

SIR – Although we all regret the collapse of a part of the castle, it is important to see this change as part of the natural evolution of the coastline and to recognise that although it would be possible, with large amounts of money, to “hold back nature”, in the end it is much better to work with rather than against nature.

The Solent Protection Society (SPS) exists to ensure that we preserve the Solent as a functioning ecosystem as well as providing recreational assets for us all to enjoy.

Your readers may like to look at a longer article that I have written on the history and geology of the spit, published on the SPS website (solentprotection.org) or via the Society’s Facebook page.

The Environment Agency and partners are conducting a project to determine the future of both the spit and sea defences in the area.

The Solent Protection Society will continue to engage with this project and represent the views of our members – if you have strong views about this or other aspects of this wonderful area you are very welcome to join the Society.

Tim Kermode – SPS council member,


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