Scottish Sea Farms Limited: Bring Head MPFF CAR Application

Closed 30 Oct 2022

Opened 21 Sep 2022

Results updated 13 Dec 2022

SEPA granted the Permit variation CAR/L/1015854 on 6 December 2022:


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 30 October 2022.

Application details

We received an application from Scottish Sea Farms Limited, on 29 August 2022 for a variation to an existing authorisation (CAR/L/1015854).

The application form provided by the applicant is available below. 

Form A
Form G

Site Plan
Site Location Plan
Site Overlay
Admiralty Chart Extract
ECE Estimates and Hydrography
Visual Survey Report
Additional Visual Survey Report
Modelling Report
Modelling Data Collection Report
Scapa Flow HD Assessment

The applicant has placed an advert in the national and local press. You have until 30 October 2022 to submit your views.  

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.


How we will manage responses

At the end of the consultation, we will publish all comments. You can tell us within the consultation if you do not want your comment published. If this is the case, we will publish a note saying that we received a response but have not made it publicly available.

We will write to everyone who responded to the consultation and provided contact details, outlining the feedback received, how it has been taken into account and our proposed decision.  If you disagree with our decision, you will be given the opportunity to request that Scottish Ministers ‘call-in’ the application for their determination.

Scottish Minister may agree to call-in an application if: 

  • The representation provides clear reason for the objection, supported by evidence, and
  • The objection relates to material considerations raised during determination of the application.

The full criteria for Ministerial consideration are listed on

The final decision will be published on this website along with the authorisation, if granted.

What happens next

SEPA did not receive any representations during the consultation period.


  • Local Authorities
  • Responsible Authorities
  • Fisheries
  • Aquaculture
  • Public
  • Water
  • Local community


  • Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) regulations: finfish aquaculture
  • Permit application