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Mast upgrades

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has received notification that the EE mast at South Bragar is to be upgraded. The notification, submitted by Hutchison 3G UK, will see most of the existing equipment at the site removed and replaced with new hardware.

Electric vehicle charging points

Planning permission is being sought after Comhairle planning officials deemed that two out of eight proposed electric vehicle charging points in the town require consent.  The new EV charging points are being installed as part of the HITRANS FASTER initiative to widen the network for electric vehicles.

One of the sites that need planning consent is at South Beach Street car park, where it is proposed to replace the existing dual charging point with a 50 kW rapid charger and a fast charger.

Sun lounge extension

A planning application has been received to erect a sun lounge at Islivig House, Newpark, Newmarket. The applicant, Mr Michael Merritt, wishes to create the lounge area on the existing decking area.

Barn conversion

Plans to convert a barn into a dwelling house have been submitted to the Comhairle.   Applicant, Mr Kenny Macdonald, of 3 Upper Coll, proposes that the barn at 7D Vatisker be repurposed as a three-bedroom home. Currently, the barn is used for storage but was historically associated with the next-door kiln house.

Erect a house

A new home is being proposed for 61A New Street, North Tolsta, following an application for planning consent.  The proposal is for a single-storey four-bedroom detached dwelling and air source heat pump. The applicant is Miss Marina Maciver, of 3 Aird Tong.