The Save our Strands Group say they gratefully welcome the decision by Manus Bonner to withdraw his application for the granting of a license for an Oyster Farm at Keadue Strand.
The group have expressed their gratitude to Mr Bonner for taking this decision for the reasons outlined by him on Highland Radio.
They remain concerned however for plans still in place for an Oyster Farm at nearby Cruit Strand.
Yesterday, Manus Bonner said he made the decision to withdraw his application having taken on board the views of local people.
He said it was never his intention to cause any bad felling or ill will in the area:
The Group has welcomed the decision and says it will now await formal confirmation via the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to confirm that the application is no longer being considered.
They go on to reiterate that the application for granting a license for an Oyster Farm at Cruit Island is still under consideration.
They urge everybody with an interest in the application makes their submission to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine before the deadline of Monday 17th of October.