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Publication - Report

Independent review of Scottish aquaculture consenting

Published: 5 Jul 2016
Part of:
Marine and fisheries
ISBN:
9781786523532

Report of the independent review of the planning and consenting process for Scottish aquaculture, jointly commissioned by Marine Scotland and The Crown Estate.

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Contents
Independent review of Scottish aquaculture consenting
Appendix 4: Number of planning applications

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Appendix 4: Number of planning applications

Based on consultation with Local Authorities the numbers of planning applications received for finfish and shellfish farms are presented in Table 0.1 and Table 0.2.

Table 0.1. Number of finfish planning applications (2010-2014)

Council New Site Extension Relocation Transfer Other Outcome* Total
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % A % R % No. %
Argyll & Bute 9 20 11 9 1 50 - - - - 95 5 21 11
Highland 14 30 21 17 - - - - 6 32 - - 41 21
North Ayrshire - - - - - - - - 1 5 100 - 1 1
Orkney 3 7 3 2 - - - - 4 21 100 - 10 5
Shetland 8 17 54 43 - - - - - - 95 5 62 32
Western Isles 12 26 37 29 1 50 - - 8 42 98 2 58 30
TOTAL 46 100 126 100 2 100 - - 19 100 193 100
% 24 65 1 - 10 100

*A Approval

R Refusal

Key Finfish Characteristics

  • 65% of all applications were to extend an existing site.
  • 24% of all applications were to create a new site.

Total Applications by Authority

  • Shetland - 32%
  • Western Isles - 30%
  • Highland - 21%
  • Argyll & Bute - 11%
  • Orkney - 5%
  • North Ayrshire -1%

Outcome

  • More than 95% of finfish applications approved by the six authorities.

Table 0.2. Number of shellfish planning applications (2010-2014)

Council New Site Extension Relocation Transfer Other Outcome* Total
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % A % R % No. %
Argyll & Bute 4 4 4 10 3 100 - - - - 100 - 11 7
Highland 10 10 5 12 - - 1 100 3 75 - - 19 12
North Ayrshire - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Orkney - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Shetland 64 62 30 73 - - - - - - 98 2 94 62
Western Isles 25 24 2 5 - - - - 1 25 100 - 28 18
TOTAL 103 100 41 100 3 100 1 100 4 100 152 100
% 67 27 2 1 3 100

*A Approval

R Refusal

Key Characteristics

  • 67% of all applications are to create a new site.
  • 27% of all applications are to extend an existing site.
  • North Ayrshire and Orkney received no shellfish applications.

Total Applications by Authority

  • Shetland - 62%
  • Western Isles - 18%
  • Highland - 12%
  • Argyll & Bute - 7%

Outcome

  • More than 98% of shellfish applications approved by the four relevant authorities.

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