Isle of Lewis
Erect a house
Planning consent is being sought to erect a bungalow at 10A Tong and install an air source heat pump. Mr Iain Angus Gillies, of 79B Newmarket, wishes to build a four-bedroom home on a 0.77-hectare plot at the address.
Construction of a High Voltage Direct Current Converter Station
A screening request has been submitted for an onshore high voltage DC converter station and associated infrastructure at Area 3 at Arnish Point.
The applicant, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, proposes building the substation and has contacted the Comhairle regarding the need for an Environmental Impact Assessment. However, the company is submitting that the development does not require an assessment as it “would not result in any likely significant environmental effects.”
In their submission, Scottish and Southern state that the proposed works are necessary to reduce the reliance on diesel generation and provide a connection to renewable projects being developed on the island.