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Appeal: Fish farm approved for scenic Skye location

Salmon farm

A salmon and rainbow trout fish farm has been approved for development at Loch Pooltiel on the Isle of Skye, despite concerns relating to impact on protected species, landscape amenity and diving conditions.

Reporter Allison Coard noted that the site lies within the North West Skye Special Landscape Area, which has the status of a local/regional heritage feature in the Highland-Wide Local Development Plan. Coard conceded that the area has a relatively remote and undeveloped coastal and moorland character and that the appellant’s photomontages underestimated the actual visual impact of the dev.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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