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Objector appeals One GT hotel tower

Objector appeals One GT hotel tower

| 26/07/2021 | 68 Comments

(CNS: The objector whose 19th century family home, “Merrendale” will be sitting at the foot of George Town’s first 10-storey structure, the One GT hotel, has filed an appeal against the granting of planning permission following a meeting last week when the Central Planning Authority adjourned the case that had been approved by the previous […]

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NCC confirms need for EIA on Dart PAD

NCC confirms need for EIA on Dart PAD

| 22/07/2021 | 117 Comments

(CNS): The application by the islands’ largest landowner and property developer for a 157-acre planned area development (PAD) in West Bay, which is expected to go before the Central Planning Authority in the near future, will require an environmental impact assessment (EIA) before approval. The National Conservation Council has ratified the Department of Environment’s recommendation […]

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Ten-storey GT hotel gets provisional go ahead

Ten-storey GT hotel gets provisional go ahead

| 19/07/2021 | 80 Comments

(CNS): The developers behind One GT, a proposed ten-storey hotel and mixed-use building planned for downtown George Town, are expected to appear before the new Central Planning Authority on Wednesday to confirm they have met the conditions imposed when it was granted planning permission last month. The minutes for that meeting, showing the reasons for […]

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Balboa’s ironshore slab heading back to CPA

Balboa’s ironshore slab heading back to CPA

| 16/07/2021 | 47 Comments

(CNS): The ongoing controversial Balboa Beach project on the George Town waterfront will be going back before the Central Planning Authority for reconsideration of an after-the-fact grant of planning permission after a successful appeal by a neighbouring landowner. The Planning Appeals Tribunal released a ruling this week about the CPA’s decision to grant permission for […]

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Premier: Development plan needs to be national

Premier: Development plan needs to be national

| 12/07/2021 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The previous government’s piecemeal approach to the national development plan could produce inconsistencies in the development of Cayman going forward, according to Premier Wayne Panton. He told CNS that he wants to take a closer look at how PlanCayman has been rolled out with a view to taking a national approach to the development […]

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CPA directs ‘beach’ to stay in North Side

CPA directs ‘beach’ to stay in North Side

| 08/07/2021 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The controversial request by Joe Imparato, the developer behind the Rum Point Club in North Side, to move a large pile of sand excavated from that site to his new development in West Bay has been partially declined. However, the original requirement that excavated sand be returned to the North Side site has been […]

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Boggy Sand cabana owner makes new application

Boggy Sand cabana owner makes new application

| 07/07/2021 | 47 Comments

(CNS): The owner of a controversial concrete cabana that is structurally unsound because it was allowed to be built far too close to the water has made a new application for another cabana on the same spot. The latest owner of this piece of beach, whose recent application to build a house at the location […]

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Housing trust struggles with building costs

Housing trust struggles with building costs

| 29/06/2021 | 42 Comments

(CNS): With the cost of building materials rising dramatically due to worldwide shortages fuelled by the pandemic, the battle to keep the government’s low cost homes affordable is becoming very challenging, according to officials. National Housing Development Trust (NHDT) Chairman George Powell said their approved contractors have committed to complete the current works within the […]

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Cabinet decision on dock not ‘rational or logical’

Cabinet decision on dock not ‘rational or logical’

| 24/06/2021 | 112 Comments

(CNS): The court has ruled that a coastal works licence granted for a dock at Vista Del Mar by Cabinet in December 2018 was neither logical nor rational and has quashed the decision following a successful judicial review by the residents in the luxury community. The permit was granted to Marcus Cumber to build a […]

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GT 10-storey hotel to tower over 19th century home

GT 10-storey hotel to tower over 19th century home

| 22/06/2021 | 119 Comments

(CNS): The developers behind a proposed $80 million ten-storey hotel in downtown George Town that exceeds the maximum height would tower over an old Caymanian house built in 1865 if the Central Planning Authority gives the project the green light. Representatives for HPW Investments Ltd, the applicants for what has been named “One GT”, are […]

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More condo projects emerge for NWP

More condo projects emerge for NWP

| 15/06/2021 | 86 Comments

(CNS): The North West Point coastline has been rapidly developed over the last two years, including a number of controversial projects, and more appear to be on the way. Although a $12 million proposal by NWPR Group Ltd was rejected by the Central Planning Authority in April because the “mass, scale and height of the […]

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