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Stornoway Airport development

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has approved planned works to improve security at the Stornoway Airport terminal.

Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd. will replace the current VCP and mail shed with a combined facility including vehicle search areas, X-ray facilities, and contactless screening of staff and passengers when required.

Erect a house

The former school site at 14 Mangersta is the proposed location to build a single-storey house. An application for planning consent has been submitted by Louise Scullion and Matthew Dalziel of Norrie Street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee.

The applicants previously demolished and re-developed the abandoned Mission Hall at Mangersta, opposite 14 Mangersta and is now known as Hona.

According to the accompanying design statement, the new build dwelling is to become the applicants’ permanent home as they propose to relocate to Mangersta.

Demolish a house

Planning consent is being sought to demolish a house at 52 Lower Barvas.

The applicant, Mr Finlay Murray, of the same address, states that the property was built in the 1950s and has been unoccupied since the mid-1990s. He says that the property is no longer structurally sound due to considerable cracking in the walls, significant damp and rotten carpentry and floorboards throughout.

Floating paths

Point Community Council has submitted a planning permission application to build a floating path to a neolithic chambered cairn on Flesherin Common Grazings.

They propose constructing a 310-metre path forking off from an existing access track. The 2.5 metre wide floating path involves no peat extraction and will stop 20 metres from the archaeological remains.

The application is one of two floating paths proposed by the community council. The other is a 430-metre path to link existing grazings track with the wreck of the Wyre Law at Flesherin.

Agricultural track

In a third planning permission application, Point Community Council seeks permission to construct an agricultural track.

The proposed 440-metre track will link the existing access tracks at Shulishader and Flesherin.

Erect a polycrub

Airidhantuim Community Council has submitted a planning permission application to erect a 12 m x 4 m polycrub at the Clan MacQuarrie Community Centre in Borve.

Erect a house

Mr Ronald Maclean of Tong Farm has applied for planning consent to build a house at 27 Tong Road. The 1050 square metre site is described in the application as farmland.

Site camping pods

Planning consent is sought to site two camping pods and an amenity building at 9 Kirkibost, Bernera.

Mrs Jenny Wilson of Newton Harcourt, Leicester, the applicant, is also applying for permission to create new access and install a private foul water drainage system.

Footpath and Wildlife Observatory

Sandwick Community Council has lodged plans with the Comhairle for development work at the Iolaire Memorial car park.

The community council are seeking permission to build a 1.5-metre wide footpath from the end of the Lower Sandwick public road to the memorial’s car park. The path is to include two benches and an octagonal wildlife observatory shelter.