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02/02/2016

Appeal: Sand extraction allowed at remote Scottish island

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Permission has been approved for a sand extraction operation on Vallay Island, an uninhabited tidal island off the coast of North Uist in Scotland.

The scheme is to widen one side of an existing steep sided sand hollow on the island, with 5,000 tonnes of sand estimated to be extracted at a rate of 500 tonnes a year.

Reporter Richard Hickman noted that the council, Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar, had tirned down the proposal as it considered that the scheme would breach policies on development in areas designated as remote. Policies one an.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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