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Council / Planning round-up: Sandwick shop extension proposed, Gremista grid supply point and more…

The Sandwick shop is in line for an extension. This picture is an archive image. Photo © Google 2021

PLANS have been lodged for an expansion of the Sandwick shop and its car park.

The aim is improve the layout of the shop, increase product range and provide a better shopping experience.

The plans include a new entrance to the shop and greater floor space.

The total number of car park spaces would increase from 19 to 31.

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A FULL planning application has now been submitted for grid supply infrastructure which will connect the local power set-up to the new transmission network in the isles when Shetland is linked to the national grid.

The project, which will be located on land opposite Lerwick Power Station, will include two substation buildings, a control building and a compound.

The development is being planned for behind the Ocean Kinetics headquarters.


VACANT land around the Nesting Scrapstore could be transformed into a series of Polycrubs and allotments if new plans come to fruition.

The Nesting Community Development Company also hopes to create more parking spaces around the back of the scrapstore and install an electric vehicle charger at the front.

A change of use planning application has now been submitted to the council.


NHS Shetland has applied for planning permission for sheltered seating at the Sletts coastal path in Lerwick.

The sheltered seating, with backs shaped like boats, would be located next to the Lerwick Health Centre.


A LOCAL garden centre has secured planning permission to improve the parking facilities outside its shop.

Plantiecrub has consent to create 12 parking spaces.

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