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Isle of North Uist

Pollution prevention permit

Whiteshore Cockles Ltd. of Kyles, Paible, has submitted a planning application for a pollution prevention permit to the Comhairle.

The application is for permission for a fish morts processing operation that involves the disposal or recycling of animal carcasses and animal waste at installations with a capacity exceeding 10 tonnes per day and other than by incineration or co-incineration.

According to the background information submitted by the applicant, Whiteshore Cockles is a salmon mortality waste handler currently operating a landfill facility for the burial of salmon farm mortalities under a Scottish Government derogation that allows the disposal of animal by-products by burial under official supervision in remote areas.

However, an amendment to the disposal regulations means waste from the aquaculture industry can no longer be disposed of at a landfill site.

In response, Whiteshore Cockles is now planning a new drying system to process the mortalities, which would provide an alternative to landfilling and ensiling of putrescible fish wastes.


Gravel extraction

Maclellan Contractors Ltd. have applied to the Comhairle to extract gravel from the existing quarry site at Cletterval, Tigharry.

The company, based in Hougharry, says the extraction from an unworked area is to obtain gravel for a “range of civil engineering and agricultural purposes.”


Isle of Grimsay

Change of land use

Planning consent is sought to site a holiday pod at Ardnasaltrach, 8 Gearradubh.

The applicant is Amy Cox, of the same address, who wishes to site the pod near the shore in an area of the property that is currently a garden.


Isle of Benbecula

Erect a house 

Plans have been submitted to the Comhairle to erect a single storey dwelling with an air source pump at 23A Liniclate.

The applicants, Mrs and Mrs J Buchanan, ℅ agents of Ptarmigan Homes, Inverness, wish to build a three-bedroom home on the 4870 square metre site.


Isle of South Uist

Erect a house 

A four-bedroom bungalow is being proposed for a plot at 132B Stilligarry.

The applicant is Donna Wilson of Lamond House, Stilligarry, who wishes to build on a 0.12-hectare house site at the address.


Isle of Eriskay

Change of use for Eriskay School

Eriskay School is in line for a new lease of life as a multi-purpose community facility if the plans get the Comhairle’s go ahead.

Eriskay Community Council has plans to convert the former school building into a museum with exhibition spaces and wellness suites. It is also proposed to repurpose the school property to include a gathering room, tea room, gym, horticultural greenhouse; community shed/ workshop; lettable office space; and NHS drop-in clinic.