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Eilean Eisdeal: Eilean Eisdeal Projects - ‘Rush and Gush’ Survey

Community Planning Survey for the ‘Rush and Gush’

The results of the Community Planning Survey undertaken in 2013, regarding the area of land known locally as the ‘Rush and Gush’, are available to view below.

This survey was undertaken by Eilean Eisdeal following a complaint to Argyll and Bute Council and their request to Eilean Eisdeal, as landowners, to submit a planning application to formalise the use of land for storage. The results clearly show that the current waste/recycling provision for Easdale is unacceptable to many and there is a need for more formalised storage. We are now in the process of negotiating with Argyll and Bute Council to work towards solutions for the provision and location of waste/recycling facilities as well as better access into the area. We are also investigating appropriate funding opportunities

Further consultation took place during 2014.

Download map of the Rush &: Gush

Download the survey

Download Methodology and Key Findings

Download Summary of Responses

Rush and Gush

 

Application to the Coastal Communities Fund

Further to the results and findings of the ‘Rush n Gush’ consultation, Eilean Eisdeal put forward an application to the Coastal Communities Fund in May 2014.

The consultation results clearly showed that the current waste/recycling provision for Easdale is unacceptable to many and there is a need for more formalised storage. A first stage application has been made and if successful would allow us to improve access to the island and formalise the area of land known as the ‘Rush n Gush’. Communication with Argyll and Bute Council Planning Dept regarding this matter is ongoing.

The funding would be used for the installation of a slipway and pontoon, upgrading the track into the Rush 'n' Gush, installation of hard standing to create a designated area for recycling and waste facilities, purchase of containers for storage and work areas and the installation of services into the Rush 'n' Gush.

The Eilean Eisdeal application to the Coastal Cummunities Fund is available for download below.

Download Coastal Cummunities Fund application