Planning consultancy Barton Willmore has been appointed to support the development
of two new harbour facilities in Stornoway.
The Edinburgh based firm has been commissioned by Stornoway Port Authority to support
its ambitious plans to regenerate the harbour area.
The proposed development involves the creation of a deep-water port by Arnish to
capitalise on the growing number of cruise liners to the island as well as a new
freight ferry berth.
A new marina at Newton will meet the increased demand for yacht berths.
Barton Willmore will be responsible for driving forward a consenting strategy, which
includes securing the necessary planning consents and marine licences and as well
as overseeing a consultation programme with local residents and businesses.
Planning Director for Barton Willmore in Scotland, Colin Lavety, said: “We are thrilled
to be playing a key role in regeneration projects of this scale, which are vital
to growing Stornoway’s economy and will have a significant positive impact on the
“We have extensive ports and harbour experience, including securing the necessary
planning consent for the new Aberdeen Harbour Expansion at Bay of Nigg.
“Our appointment to work for Stornoway Port Authority is a natural progression from
this work and demonstrates the diversity of our service offer.”
Stornoway Port Authority chief executive, Alex MacLeod, said: “The appointment of
Barton Willmore will help to realise these bold and ambitious developments.
“We’re extremely excited to work alongside their expert team who can help us plan
these projects further, and manage a thorough engagement programme with the local
community who will ultimately benefit from the projects for decades to come.”
On course for major harbour regeneration in Stornoway