PPC/A/5001983 - Whiteshore Cockles Ltd: Whiteshore Cockles Salmon Morts Processing Facility, Bayhead, North Uist - PPC Permit Application

Closed 16 May 2023

Opened 18 Apr 2023

Results updated 5 Jun 2023

SEPA has issued a permit to Whiteshore Cockles Ltd following their application to operate an installation on a site at Whiteshore Cockles Salmon Morts Processing Facility, Balemore, Kyles Paible, Bayhead, North Uist, HS6 5EB following consultation, on 05 June 2023.

The full permit is available below.



It is part of SEPA’s remit to maintain a high-quality environment by setting permit conditions which limit the impacts associated with installations operating under Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) Part A regulations.

Application details

We received an application from Whiteshore Cockles for a permit to operate an installation at Kyles, Paible, Isle Of North Uist to treat and recover putrescible fish farm mortality waste as an alternative to the historic burial of the same waste at the proposed site.

A summary of their application is available below:

Why your views matter

SEPA have assessed the application and has drafted new permit conditions. These, along with the decision document, are available below:

This is your opportunity to let us know your views on the proposed conditions. The consultation will be open for 28 days from date of publication. SEPA will consider any comments received between 18 April and 16 May 2023 before issuing the final decision.

Your comments will be published to our public register unless you ask us not to, in which case we will publish a note saying that we received a response but have not made it publicly available.

What happens next

SEPA will consider any comments received during the consultation period between 18 April and 16 May 2023 before issuing the final decision.  If no comments are received, SEPA will issue the final decision no later than 23 May 2023 and issued documents will be published here. 

If you have any queries, please contact registry@sepa.org.uk


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