Adams Hendry led the team (which also including W S Atkins and Marina Projects Ltd.) that produced a strategy for the future development of the extensive marine and marine-related industries located in the sub-region around the Solent and its associated harbours, rivers and coasts.
The Solent Waterfront Strategy (2007) was commissioned by the then South East England Development Agency (SEEDA). It is an innovative strategy that draws together fundamental economic, environmental and social issues faced by those seeking to plan proactively for the marine and marine related sector within the sub-region. It provides an evidence base and informed analysis, which explains the significance of the sector to the fabric of a major city region. It concludes with practical recommendations for the ongoing development of the sector relating to the economy, skills, development plans, infrastructure, nature conservation, climate change and sea-level rise.
The Strategy has formed a key piece of background evidence for local authorities in the formulation of development plans and won the RTPI Award for Spatial Strategies as well as winning a Commendation in the spatial strategies category of the RTPI South East Region Planning Awards.