Papa Westray Island Development Plan

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Environment & Renewable Energy

Papay’s environment is fundamental to its special character, and we must protect our natural landscape, habitats, vegetation and wildlife which are so important to our tourist industry and quality of life. We will consider renewable energy and other initiatives to reduce our environmental impact and increase our sustainability as an island community. Conservation and improvement of the environment must be integrated in all our planning.

Projects include

Community Renewable Energy Enterprise (prioritised)

Establish a community renewable energy enterprise and promote energy saving initiatives to improve the sustainability of the isle and potentially generate income for local community development projects.

Coastal Erosion (prioritised)

Carry out projects to prevent coastal erosion through the restoration of natural dunes and repair of traditional sea defences/carsies.

Community Allotment Polytunnel & Farmers Market

Establish a scheme to encourage local food production and a regular farmers market providing an outlet for producers to sell fresh, seasonal local food and produce.

Protect Papay’s Biodiversity

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