Holiday cabin and wind turbine
Approval is sought for the erection of a holiday let cabin and a 3 kW hour vertical axis wind turbine at 9 Scaristavore.
The applicant, Mrs Iona Molleson of 9 Scarista, wishes to erect a 2/4 berth off-grid eco-cabin to accommodate walkers and cyclists on the nearby Hebridean Way. The wood frame cabin would be supplied with electricity via solar panels and a vertical blade turbine sitting on a concrete plinth.
The proposal submitted also raised the possibility of adding a mini-hydro scheme at a later date.
A design statement commented that the additional income generated by the eco-cabin would be reinvested in tree planting at the address.
A new agricultural building is in the pipeline after the Comhairle received prior notification of a new build at 17 Northton. The applicant, Mr K Mackay, of 17 Northton, plans to erect an 18.1 x 8.9-metre box profile shed adjacent to existing buildings at the address.