Petition to reconsider the location of abattoir in Portee
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Petition to reconsider the location of the abattoir in Portree.
Whilst we fully the support and recognise the need for an abattoir in the Isle of Skye we have concerns regarding the location that has been selected.
Highland Council Planning has approved the site at: 3 Leasgeary Road, Portree, IV51 9BE (behind the big Co-op at Woodpark Road) for an abattoir and incinerator.
Due to recent changes in the council as to how they inform the public of planning applications, we understand that a great number of people do not know about this development and have not been made aware or able to comment or raise concerns before planning was approved.
The agreed site is:
- Close to residential housing with houses overlooking the site
- Near a busy route for shoppers visiting the Co-op, children returning from school, dog walkers etc.
- Any back-up of vehicles entering the abattoir will be visible and distressed animals heard
- On a developing industrial estate with workers and businesses nearby
Therefore the aim of this petition is to raise such concerns and challenge the council, and those in the Skye and Lochalsh Micro Abattoir group, to find a more suitable location. Have alternative sites been considered? Such as in closer proximity to the cattle mart, which may involve less distress to the animals and have less impact on local housing and residents.
Information on the council website can be found here: http://wam.highland.gov.uk/wam/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=NY428HIHFJW00
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