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Old house highlights heritage failures

Old house highlights heritage failures

| 14/10/2021 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The question of what to do with an old traditional Cayman house on land owned by Foster’s supermarket has highlighted the lack of protection for local heritage. Woody Foster appeared before the Central Planning Authority on Wednesday and said that a national conversation was needed about protecting culturally significant land or property in the […]

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‘Old time’ house to be moved for parking

‘Old time’ house to be moved for parking

| 11/10/2021 | 64 Comments

(CNS): An online petition has collected more than 630 signatures since its launch on Saturday in response to plans to move a 113-year-old traditional Cayman house in West Bay to make room for a car park. The Miss Cassie House (or FC and Aldine Franklin’s House), which is a well known district landmark and one […]

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Proposed Barkers resort refused by CPA

Proposed Barkers resort refused by CPA

| 04/10/2021 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The Central Planning Authority has rejected an application for a boutique resort on Conch Point Road, just a over a mile from Barkers national reserve. The planning application for the project, which stirred up opposition in West Bay, was denied after last Wednesday’s CPA meeting but the board has not yet detailed the reasons […]

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CPA urged not to allow clearing of critical habitat

CPA urged not to allow clearing of critical habitat

| 28/09/2021 | 35 Comments

(CNS): The Central Planning Authority is being urged not to allow a developer to clear two separate plots of critical natural habitat, one in Breakers and the other in High Rock, East End, in the absence of any development plans, given the growing concern about the loss of primary forest and mangroves. An application going […]

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Barkers 5-storey hotel faces objections

Barkers 5-storey hotel faces objections

| 27/09/2021 | 55 Comments

(CNS): A controversial application for a hotel in West Bay just over a mile from the Barkers Beach National Park is being challenged by a local objector on a number of grounds, including legal technical challenges over setbacks and other compliance problems. But the project by Coe Group Ltd for the Barkers Beach Resort is […]

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CPA dismissed DoE order on Boggy Sand cabana

CPA dismissed DoE order on Boggy Sand cabana

| 22/09/2021 | 101 Comments

(CNS): Minutes published this week from the Central Planning Authority’s meeting on 1 September reveal its dismissal of the Department of Environment’s legal directive to deny planning permission to a controversial application by Cayman Property Investments Ltd for a seawall and cabana along Boggy Sand Beach.

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DoE urges rethink of oceanfront setbacks

DoE urges rethink of oceanfront setbacks

| 15/09/2021 | 23 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment has said the current blanket approach to planning applications to build on the oceanfront needs to be reconsidered because it is not climate resilient. The experts said the current high water mark setback rules are based purely on beach or ironshore and take no account of the variety of coastlines […]

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CPA allows mangrove removal without plan

CPA allows mangrove removal without plan

| 08/09/2021 | 86 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: Another slice of Grand Cayman’s primary mangrove habitat is going to be destroyed in North Side after yet another surprising decision by the new Central Planning Authority. The Department of Environment had advised the CPA not to permit a 0.37-acre plot off Old Robin Road to be cleared of this important and protected […]

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CPA defies NCC order to clear Boggy Sand cabana

CPA defies NCC order to clear Boggy Sand cabana

| 07/09/2021 | 74 Comments

(CNS): Any hopes that the new Central Planning Authority would pay more attention to sustainable development than the old board were dashed this week with news that the controversial application to build a two-storey cabana at Boggy Sand Beach and replace the existing failing seawall on a similar footprint was approved, despite a lawful order […]

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CI$75M phase finished at JGHS

CI$75M phase finished at JGHS

| 06/09/2021 | 40 Comments

(CNS): The phased construction of the new John Gray High School saw the developers hand over three new parts of the campus to the Department of Education Services (DES) at the end of last month. As well as the administrative block, the buildings providing a home for the technology, vocational and and home economics classes […]

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Neon lights at FIN fuel social media backlash

Neon lights at FIN fuel social media backlash

| 03/09/2021 | 227 Comments

(CNS): A luxury condo development on South Church Street that has been controversial since it started, given the size and scale of the development, environmental issues, the impact of the development work, fee and duty waivers and what residents in the area feel is an inappropriate project for the neighbourhood, has stirred up more public […]

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