The Scottish Salmon Company Limited: North Arran CAR Application

Closed 5 Jul 2021

Opened 20 May 2021

Results updated 7 Aug 2023

SEPA granted the Permit CAR/L/1181033 on 4 August 2023

CAR/L/1181033 EMP



It is part of SEPA’s remit to protect the marine environment. We regulate finfish farms through permits that limit the pollutants discharged to the water environment and, where appropriate, the amount of water which can be abstracted.

If you have an interest in this application please tell us by completing the following questions and submitting them to us by 5 July 2021.

Application details

We received an application from The Scottish Salmon Company Limited (CAR/L/1181033), on 22 February 2019 for a marine pen fish farm at Sound of Bute at NGR:  NR 9950 4986.

The application form provided by the applicant is available below. 

The applicant will place an advert in the national and local press. You have until 5 July 2021 to submit your objections.  

Why your views matter

This is your opportunity to let us know about any risks you believe the development will have on:

  • the water environment, including potential impacts to marine life;
  • the interests of users of the water environment, resulting from the proposed increased discharge of:
    • organic matter;
    • medicine residues;
    • other chemical emissions.

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

What happens next

SEPA issued a letter outlining the proposed determination to everyone who made a representation on 28 February 2023, providing these people with the opportunity to notify Scottish Ministers of any objections to the decision.

Scottish Ministers received objections to the proposed determination and SEPA await confirmation as to whether Scottish Ministers intend to call in the application for their determination


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