Waste water plans for Seil hit by delay

Talking through the new Seil Waste Water proposal. 17_T49_seilpublicinfo

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Scottish Water wants to defer its planning bid to deliver a new multi-million pound waste water treatment works on Seil.

Letters from Scottish Water will be going out to residents soon to let them know about the ‘difficult decision’ Scottish Water says it has had to take ‘due to a significant increase in the final detailed cost estimates to deliver the proposed new works’.

The development, which has been dividing the community for years, had been estimated at around £5.6 million.

Scottish Water says it is asking Argyll and Bute Council to put its application on hold and will be carrying out a full review of the project over the coming months.

Plans are being arranged for an online meeting, including representatives from the community council.

Alan Thomson, Scottish Water’s Head of Corporate Relations, told Seil and Easdale Community Council in a letter that he wanted to apologise to customers for the delay and that he fully acknowledged ‘the frustration this decision will cause’, adding: ‘I would like to reaffirm our commitment to delivering a sustainable waste water service to our customers on the Isle of Seil.’