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New fish farm development

The Scottish Salmon Company has submitted a screening/scoping report to the Comhairle for a new 1.68-hectare fish farm development at Gravir.

The proposed North Gravir Fish Farm will comprise 5 x 200 m circumference pens, associated infrastructure and a feed barge. The area identified for the development is situated between Camas Chalaboist to the north and the mouth of Loch Odhairn to the south. 

The purpose of the screening/scoping document is to enable the Comhairle to assess whether the development and potential environmental issues require an Environmental Assessment to be carried out.

In their submission, The Scottish Salmon Company notes: “The development lies on a stretch of coastline adjacent to The Minch and sheltered to the south by the A’Chabag headland. The site is located on a uniform slope going from 30 m depth on the west side of the proposed planning boundary to 100 m depth on the east side. The pens will approximately be in around 50 m in depth. The nearest settlement is Calbost, which is approximately 2 km northwest of the site.”

Build an extension

Planning consent is being sought to add a rear extension to the property at The Shieling, 15 Matheson Road, Stornoway.  The applicant, Indrani Mukherjee, of the same address, is looking to create a utility room and shower room.

Croft access road 

The Comhairle has received an agricultural prior notification for constructing a croft access road and hardstanding at 7 Breasclete. The applicant, Kenny Macdonald, of the same address, is planning a 40 x 3-metre road and a hardstanding of 10 x 5 metres.


Install storm windows and balconies

Planning consent is being sought to construct three storm windows and two Juliette balconies at Avalon, 31 Callanish. The applicant is Neil Macarthur, of the same address.

Erect a garage

Planning consent proposals to build a 1.5-storey garage at 22 New Tolsta have been submitted to the Comhairle. The applicant is Lionel Maciver, of the same address, who wishes to build on adjacent land.

Alterations to church hall

Rev Tommy Macneil of Martin’s Memorial Church, Stornoway, has applied to the Comhairle for planning permission to renovate the church hall.

The proposed work comprises external alterations to the Francis Street church hall, including re-slating the roof, part replacement doors and windows, replacing the escape stair and the formation of a new escape door at the rear of the first floor, replacement rainwater fittings, replacement dormer cladding, and installation of new roof lights.

Erect a holiday home

Planning permission is being sought to erect a dwelling for short-term holiday let at 3 Knockgarry, Oliver’s Brae, Stornoway.

The applicant, Iain Maciver of the same address, proposes building a self-contained one-bedroom dwelling.