Further ‘salami-slicing’ of development at Etive 3

FoLE has already alerted the Council to a further application made by Dawnfresh to Marine Scotland for more moorings at Etive 3[4]. That application was received by Marine Scotland Licensing Operations Team and advertised in August 2016, under reference 05944/160415, for the installation of two further moorings at the Etive 3 site, to be used for very large commercial work vessels of up to 24m in length. Note that the feed barge currently used at Etive 6 is only 21.5 metres in length. These two separate applications – for a Marine Act licence at Etive 3 and for planning permission at Etive 3 – need to be considered as a single project. To do otherwise would constitute a breach of the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive, as neither process would have considered the full and complete project at Etive 3, nor would Dawnfresh have presented the whole project to the public during the consultation phases of either application process.

[4] Letter of 12th August 2016 to Mr Richard Kerr Argyll and Bute Council and Ms Jessica Hay Marine Licensing Officer Marine Planning and Policy, MS-LOT

TOGETHER WE CAN PROTECT LOCH ETIVE, NOW, AND FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS