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Erect interpretation panels

Urras Oighreachd Ghahbhsainn has applied to the Comhairle for planning permission to site interpretation panels on the 12-mile Skigersta to North Tolsta Heritage Walk.

The community group wishes to erect three interpretation panels in wooden posts at High Street, Skigersta, Lathamor, Skigersta, and at the Bridge to Nowhere in North Tolsta.

The panels are to show walkers where the heritage walk begins and ends, provide essential safety information to those using the trail, and a map. 


Erect a polytunnel

A prior notification and approval application has been submitted to the Comhairle to site a polycarbonate tunnel at 68 Lighthill, Back.

The applicant is David Macleod of the same address, who plans to use the tunnel to grow fruit and vegetables and as agricultural storage space.


Erect a breakwater

Carloway Community Council has applied for planning consent to construct a breakwater to protect a new 40 x 6-metre slipway at Tolstachaolais harbour.

The community council plans to form the 0.355-hectare breakwater by clearing rock boulders between MLWS and MHWS and excavating a small hillock. The proposed works also include creating new access and six car parking spaces.


Change of use

Proposals to convert Care Unit 11 - 12 ar Eireastadh, Uig, into a four-bedroom home have been received by the Comhairle.

Hebridean Housing Partnership is seeking planning consent to redevelop the former care home and replace the oil central heating with an air source heat pump system.


Change of use

Stornoway Memorials on Church Street, Stornoway, is set to be reimagined if the Comhairle gives the go-ahead to conversion plans submitted by An Taigh Ceilidh CIC of Stirling Square.

The proposals are to convert the former shop into mixed-use premises to accommodate a bookshop, coffee shop, and workshop/event space. It is further planned to repaint the exterior ground floor in a different colour.