An application for two glamping pods to be installed in North Uist has been refused on the basis the development would have “an unacceptably harmful visual impact”.
In a decision notice sent to applicant Angus A MacDonald Contracting Services Ltd, planning officers from Comhairle nan Eilean Siar said the refusal was due to “the unsympathetic nature” of the proposed development and its “prominent and insensitive siting”.
Planners said in their decision notice that the development would not “complement or enhance the surrounding natural environment” and would not “maintain the integrity of the character of its rural and largely undeveloped landscape setting”, contrary to the Outer Hebrides Local Development Plan.
Concerns over car parking and turning provision for the development were also given as a reason for refusal of the application.
The application had sought permission for a change of use of land and to site two pods with associated drainage and parking.
Mr MacDonald has been approached for comment.