The Shetland Space CentreThe UK's Most Northerly Spaceport
Online Consultation Events
The event is scheduled to take place online, due to COVID-19 Scottish Government regulations. The online consultation event will be attended by the project’s lead planning consultant and a representative of the applicants who will be available to answer questions and provide any additional information or clarification as required. The virtual consultation will be audio based with the panelists asking attendees if they would like to ask a question.
Event Dates & Times:
Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th October 2020
between the hours of 4pm to 8pm
inclusive each day
Details for joining the online consultation will soon be available,
please keep watching this page for updates on the event.
Need Help Joining The Event?
If you are having trouble trying to connect and join the virtual public consultation, please click the “Help Me” Button below to follow the step by step guide.
If you are still unable to connect to the online public consultation afer following the “Help Me” guide, please contact us using the information below.
Get Setup Before the Event
The Shetland Space Centre is using Microsoft Teams for the Online Public Consultations. To join the event, you can download the application or join via your browser. Once you join the event, please make sure to mute your microphone and disable your webcam. If you would like to ask a question, unmute and speak with the presenter
Shetland Space Centre is inviting members of the local community to attend a pre-planning application public consultation event regarding its draft proposals for a vertical launch space port on land at Lamba Ness, Unst.
Due to COVID-19 Scottish Government regulations, the event is scheduled to take place online at www.consultation.shetlandspacecentre.com, on Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th October 2020 between the hours of 4pm to 8pm inclusive each day.
The online consultation event will be attended by the project’s lead planning consultant and a representative of the applicants who will be available to answer questions and provide any additional information or clarification as required. Further details about the proposals and the pre-planning application public consultation event are available by either:
The Proposed Development – An Opportunity to Comment
The public consultation event has been arranged to provide a forum for the general public and any other interested parties to make comments in respect of Shetland Space Centre’s proposals at Lamba Ness, Unst
prior to the formal submission of an application for planning permission to Shetland Islands Council.
In addition to the proposals at Lamba Ness, the applicants intend to simultaneously submit two further planning applications for the following:
A launch and range control centre at Saxa Vord Resort Complex, and
A new section of access road at Northdale.
The applicants also intend to make use of the existing fuel storage facilities at Baltasound Airport.
Local views, ideas and knowledge are important to help develop the proposals and the general public is encouraged to contribute to the process by giving their comments to the applicants via the methods outlined above.
Please note, comments made to the prospective applicants do not constitute representations to the Planning Authority. A further opportunity to make representations to Shetland Islands Council will be available following formal submission of the planning application(s).
Get In Touch
We understand that due to the current situation the world is facing, and connectivity constraints some may have, this means that alternative methods of contact are required. To support those who are unable to attend the online consultation events, three other contact options are provided below.
In person consultations will be available from 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm Tuesday to Thursday for any Unst residents who are unable to attend the virtual consultation due to connectivity constraints. These can be arranged through the Book an Appointment link below.
In Person Consultation Appointments
If you are unable to attend one of the planned virtual consultation events due to current circumstances or connectivity issues, click the button below.
For thoses who are unable to attend the online virtual consultation events scheduled but would like to still take part, click the button below to complete an online questionnaire.
Click the button below to download the Exhibition Leaflet
Click the button below to download the postal Feedback Form
The Next Steps
The consultation website at www.consultation.
shetlandspacecentre.com will go live on Tuesday 12th May 2020. Further information regarding the
proposals will be posted here and available to view from this date.
Following conclusion of the public consultation event,
comments given either orally or made in writing will be comprehensively assessed and reviewed. Once reviewed, these comments will be included in a
Pre-Planning Application Public Consultation Report which will accompany the application for planning
permission to be submitted to Shetland Islands Council. Such a document is a statutory requirement of the planning application process.
The planning application(s) will be accompanied by
an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) which is
currently being prepared covering the following list
of (not exhaustive) issues:
▲ Natural Heritage (including birds)
▲ Landscape and Visual
▲ Noise and Vibration
▲ Air Quality
▲ Aviation and Telecoms
▲ Historic Environment (including Archaeology)
▲ Transport and Access
▲ Health and Safety
Once complete, the EIA will be submitted as an
Environmental Report and associated Appendices
with the planning application(s) and the Pre-Planning
Application Public Consultation Report to Shetland
Islands Council in September 2020 for consideration.