Beach Bay project goes back to CPA

| 20/11/2019 | 21 Comments
Cayman News Service
Beach Bay development, artist’s rendition

(CNS): The Central Planning Authority will be examining the application for a proposed ten-storey hotel and residences in Beach Bay once again on Wednesday, after the developers submitted new plans to address a list of issues raised by the CPA concerning the original plan. However, the new application has not found favour with residents in the area, who have also submitted their revised objections for the CPA to consider.

Both the developers and the objectors are expected to appear before the CPA at 1pm, when the revised application will be submitted. Residents in the area remain concerned that the fundamental problems with the scale of the project and the impact on their quiet residential neighbourhood have not been addressed.

But there are now additional concerns, as it appears a sewerage line connection is going across the beach and the amenities at the hotel have grown, and although some back of house operations appear to have been placed underneath the hotel, residents do not believe this has been properly explained.

Residents are worried that the hotel can accommodate up to 350 guests and can expect non-guests to visit the restaurant and bars, resulting in a massive increase in traffic in what is currently a very peaceful community. The further note that this is a lot of guests for the very small beachfront on the property.

Given that the hotel will be ten storeys, residents are also concerned about the invasion of their privacy, as many of the rooms will have views straight into the homes and gardens of their neighbourhood.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    yawn…beach bay nimby’s want their cake and eat it too…..
    let this proposal be judged via the existing planning laws… news here.
    end of story.

  2. Anon says:

    I am a Beach Bay resident and am not against building a resort in the area but the sheer magnitude of the proposed hotel does not make sense nor fit on the tiny beach. Why not build a hotel resembling a boutique style hotel for a peace and tranquility feel which is what we love about our area and would suit guests and locals, a unique Cayman style hotel.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I reside in beach Bay as well. I am not agaisnt the project if 1 they don’t block our access to the beach and 2 they don’t have a security gaurd staring at us the entire time that were sat on the beach ( which is the case at multiple places along 7mile beach.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I think that the National Trust should stick to their original remit and not stray into areas not intended for them to interfere with. What is their concern with this project?

    Peace Out

  5. Anonymous says:

    Vote NO!

  6. A Beach Bay Resident says:

    I never post on this website, but to say that this new application has not found favour with “residents in the area” is misleading. You should write “some residents” instead, rather than that blanket statement.

    I am in Nature’s Circle, which is literally footsteps – walking distance away from this proposed development and I’m not against it. Instead, I welcome it. Reading about this development on your website would have readers believe that the entire Beach Bay populous is against it, which is not true.

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  8. Anonymous says:

    I love the swirling beaches east of the breakwater in the artist impression!

  9. R. Smith says:

    Yup, The National Trust Chairman will be there, so perhaps his expert knowledge of planning can assist with the further destruction of important areas…no irony there.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Will the National Trust be there to express their concerns?

    • JTB says:

      The National Trust has no right to appear, because it’s not an adjoining landowner.

      It has expressed ts concerns in the National Conservation Council, and those concerns were incorporated in the NCC’s recommendations to the CPA, and Mr Gibb has recused himself from any consideration or discussion of Beach Bay by the Trust’s council.

      Maybe the law should be changed so that the Trust has the right to be heard on any application to CPA which it considers to be of general public interest. I’d certainly consider that to be a welcome development in the law.

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