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Plans for the development of the 'brownfield' site between the gasworks on Sandwick Road, Stornoway and the Island Road industrial area have been submitted to Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.  

According to the statement on the CnES website's planning portal, Newton Gateway Ltd, headed by Mr D R.Macleod, has applied for planning permission to form a new access road and turning head and create six serviced plots (plots 2-7) for potential future development for use under classes 1,4,5 & 6 at Industrial, Commercial, Workshops, Sandwick Road, Stornoway.

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has replied with a number detailed questions about aspects of the proposals. They says that: "Due to the nature and scale of the proposal, it is necessary for us to screen the application under Regulation 11 of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 (the EIA Regulations), to establish whether or not the proposal would be EIA development."