Sullom Voe Harbour Area Masterplan consultation now open

Sullom voe consultation

Shetland Islands Council’s Coastal and Marine Planning Service is seeking views on the draft Sullom Voe Harbour Area Masterplan and accompanying Strategic Environmental Assessment.

The consultation will run until Friday 13th August.

Shetland Islands Council will consider any comments which are made before adopting it as non-statutory planning guidance later in the year.  At that point, the Masterplan will be a material consideration in planning decisions for marine planning (aquaculture) and works licence applications.  It will also be used to inform future leasing and licensing decisions, contributing to the future regulation and management of the Sullom Voe Harbour Area.

Alastair Cooper Chairs the Council’s Development Committee: “The Masterplan will guide planning, licensing and leasing decisions for Sullom Voe Harbour, so is a key document in looking at future developments in the area.  I’d urge anyone with an interest to look over this draft and give us their thoughts – this is your opportunity to influence how future decisions are made.”

For more information on the Consultation and how to get involved, please go to or contact

Published: 2nd July 2021