Adams Hendry provided planning, EIA and permitted development advice to NuStar in respect of its proposal for additional fuel storage vessels and associated infrastructure in and around their existing fuel storage facility within the Port of Grangemouth.
We obtained confirmation from all relevant authorities that permitted development rights were available and could be relied upon under Class 35, Part 13 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Order 1992 (as amended) for the works. This involved applying for and obtaining a Certificate of Lawfulness from Falkirk Council.
As part of this process, we prepared, submitted and obtained an EIA Screening Opinion from Falkirk Council, which confirmed that the development was unlikely to have significant environmental effects. We also liaised closely with Scottish National Heritage in respect of potential impacts on the nearby Firth of Forth Special Protection Area.