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Information you may find useful in objecting

Link to Planning Documents

North Arran Fish Farm Planning Proposal Documents

An objection by Buteiful Coasts

Submitted Objection link

Visual and Landscape Impact

The farm is proposed in the North Arran National Scenic Area, an area of panoramic quality. The Seascape/Landscape Assessment of the Firth of Clyde 2013 noted that this stretch of coastline is “one of the most remote stretches of coastline within the whole of the Firth of Clyde.” Placing a fish farm in this remote, unindustrialised setting will be a blight on the landscape. It will be an obvious man-made intrusion into a setting that has not changed much for many years.

Appendix O of the application includes Figure 09 [Comparative Zone of Theoretical Visibility] indicating that the entire coastal shoreline south of Scalpsie Bay on Bute as well as many higher points of ground going inland will be able to see the cages and barge.

  • The entire coastline of Bute is an Area of Panoramic Quality.
  • As with Arran, Bute relies greatly for tourism in supporting its economy. People using several of the most popular beaches (Scalpsie, Dunagoil, Stravanaan) will be impacted as will walkers along part of the West Island Way and motorists, open top bus passengers and cyclists who use the roads to transit the west coast.
  • The seal lookout point above Scalpsie Bay will be impacted as will the viewpoint at Tarmore Hill.
  • The distance to Bute would not mitigate the impact of the site. Walkers along the south end of the island can see small sailing boats on Arran’s coast and sometimes even further south. Larger ships can be seen at an even greater distance.
  • The 35.5m barge is not a small sailing vessel – it is half the size of the Rothesay/ Weymss Bay. Anchored in place it will be an unavoidable blemish on the landscape.