Protecting Loch Etive now
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We campaign against the industrialisation of Loch Etive and the resulting damage done to the loch and its surroundings. The dramatic increase in fish farming over recent years threatens the local wildlife, particularly the stocks of wild fish, damages the environment and the natural beauty of the area and causes water, air, noise and light pollution.

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Dawnfresh Planning applications on Loch Etive

The timeline below shows the planning applications which Dawnfresh has filed with Argyll and Bute Council since 2012 to drastically expand its fish farming activities on Loch Etive. This is what we need your help to prevent. Repeated applications can drain our energy and wear us down but we are determined to fight this attempt to turn Loch Etive into industrial wasteland for the benefit of one company which is intent on exploiting the resources that should belong to the local community at large irrespective of how much money or influence they wield.

2018

18/01125/PP | Use of land to accommodate the temporary storing of aquaculture equipment for undertaking maintenance (retrospective) | Land West Of Dawnfresh Farming Loch Etive Trout Farm Inverawe, Taynuilt, Argyll And Bute PA35 1HU


Application summary – Argyll and Bute Council
FoLE Objections– Friends of Loch Etive


Decision: Awaiting decision

2016

16/01971/MFF | Expansion of fin fish farm to comprise 10 x 80 metre cages and increase in extent of moorings | Port Na Mine Fish Farm (Etive 3) Inverawe Taynuilt Argyll


Application summary – Argyll and Bute Council
FoLE Objection– Friends of Loch Etive


Decision: Application Approved

Decision Issued: Mon 24 Oct 2016

Total Consulted: 443 | Comments Received: 443 | Objections: 330 | Supporting: 113

2015

15/02607/MFF | Modification of fish farm from 10 No. 80m circumference cages to 12 No. 80m circumference cages including increase in extent of mooring area (no increase in biomass). | Sailean Ruadh (Etive 6) Loch Etive Argyll And Bute


Application summary – Argyll and Bute Council
FoLE Objections– Friends of Loch Etive


Decision: Refuse

Decision Issued: Thu 25 Feb 2016

Total Consulted: 411 | Comments Received: 408 | Objections: 225 | Supporting: 183

2015

15/01814/MFF | Modification to existing fish farm site, including increase and alterations to moorings extent, addition of 2 x 80 metre circumference cages and siting of feed barge | Airds Bay (Etive 4) Loch Etive Argyll And Bute


Application summary – Argyll and Bute Council
FoLE Objection– Friends of Loch Etive


Decision: Application Withdrawn

Decision Issued: Mon 26 Oct 2015

Total Consulted: 294 | Comments Received: 291 | Objections: 164 | Supporting: 126


2014

14/02249/MFF | Modification of existing fin fish farm site comprising 6 additional cages, addition of feed barge and increase of cage sizes from 70 metre circumference to 80 metre circumference and increase in extent of moorings. | Port Na Mine Fish Farm (Etive 3) Inverawe Taynuilt Argyll


Application summary – Argyll and Bute Council
FoLE Objection_1, FoLE Objection_2– Friends of Loch Etive


Decision: Application Withdrawn

Decision Issued: Thu 18 Dec 2014

Total Consulted: 256 | Comments Received: 272 | Objections: 199 | Supporting: 72

2013

13/01379/MFF | Formation of fin fish (Rainbow Trout) farm comprising 10 No. 80m circumference cages plus installation of feed barge | Sailean Ruadh (Etive 6) Loch Etive Argyll And Bute


Application summary – Argyll and Bute Council
FoLE Objection – Friends of Loch Etive


Decision: Application Approved

Decision Issued: Fri 21 Mar 2014

Total Consulted: 845 | Comments Received: 812 | Objections: 589 | Supporting: 218

2012/2013

12/02095/MFF | Formation of fin fish (Rainbow Trout) farm comprising 14 No. 100m circumference cages plus installation of feed barge | Sailean Ruadh (Etive 6) Loch Etive Argyll And Bute


Application summary – Argyll and Bute Council
Response to Dawnfresh Planning Application – Friends of Loch Etive


Decision: Application Withdrawn

Decision Issued: Fri 28 Jun 2013

Total Consulted: 828 | Comments Received: 837 | Objections: 481 | Supporting: 351


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