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Track widening on peat moor

Scottish Water has applied for planning permission to widen an existing access track.

The water company plans to widen and upgrade the track at Loch Mhor An Stairr, off the Barvas Moor Road. The works are to provide a safe running surface for 4x4 vehicles accessing the public water supply intake and dam there. 

As the existing track is located within the Lewis Peatlands Special Protection Area (SPA), the proposal is to build a ‘floating road’ that does not involve excavating or removing peat, apart from installing culverts.

The track will be laid on geotextile fabrics, directly on the existing peat surface. It is anticipated the works will take six months to complete using low-pressure tracked hydraulic excavators and dump trucks.

Replacement of fish farm cages

Fish farm company Mowi Ltd. is seeking planning permission to reconfigure their fish farm at Caolas A Deas, Loch Shell, Eishken. 

The proposal is to remove the existing ten 20 x 100 metre cages and replace them with four 8 x 160 metre cages within the boundary of the existing fish farm.

Siting of a pod

Applicant, Mrs Carolyn MacLure, of 19 Lower Shader, is seeking planning permission to site a pod for holiday let at Drumlearn, Lower Shader. The proposal includes parking for two vehicles and a turning area.

Erection of Polytunnel

Planning consent is being sought for a Polycarbonate Growing Tunnel at 8 Enaclete, Uig. The applicant, Helen Redwood, of Hull Road, Dunnington, Yorkshire, proposes building a 12.8 metre long dual skin polytunnel to grow vegetables, fruit, and herbs.

Erect a Polycrub

Planning consent is being sought to erect a 12 metre polycrub at 4 Lower Bayble. The applicants are M and C Dalzel-Job, of the same address.

Agricultural building 

Construction of a timber-framed agricultural building on croft land is being proposed. The applicant is Mr Gordon Mackenzie of Caledonia, 11B Leurbost, who is seeking planning consent to build on an area of croft land adjacent to his property.