Tag: Central Planning Authority

New plan proposes CPA decide coastal works

New plan proposes CPA decide coastal works

| 16/01/2019 | 35 Comments

(CNS): A National Planning Framework to underpin what will be become the new development plan for Grand Cayman, which is currently going through public consultation, is proposing that the Central Planning Authority, rather than Cabinet, makes decisions about development below the high-water mark, such as docks, sea walls, dredging and moorings. The proposal is one […]

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DG silent on ethics law but welcomes report

DG silent on ethics law but welcomes report

| 14/01/2019 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has developed a comprehensive national framework to prevent fraud and corruption, according to Deputy Governor Franz Manderson, who welcomed the Office of the Auditor General’s report on the subject made public last week. But in a press release issued on Friday, he said nothing at all about the OAG’s main […]

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Auditor urges CIG to implement ethics law

Auditor urges CIG to implement ethics law

| 11/01/2019 | 62 Comments

(CNS): The auditor general has urged the government to implement the Standards in Public Life Law in order to plug the gap in the public sector’s anti-corruption regime. In the latest audit from her office to be made public, “Fighting Corruption in the Cayman Islands”, Sue Winspear assessed the national framework for fraud and corruption […]

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Starfish Point public loos get OK from CPA

Starfish Point public loos get OK from CPA

| 10/01/2019 | 63 Comments

(CNS): The Central Planning Authority has approved an application by government to install public restrooms and a parking area at the small public beach at Starfish Point in Cayman Kai, despite objections from wealthy landowners in the area. The objectors had called in some of Cayman’s leading and pricey lawyers to help them in the fight […]

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CPA rejects chicken farm’s changed site

CPA rejects chicken farm’s changed site

| 06/11/2018 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Plans to open a commercial chicken farm in East End have been rejected by the Central Planning Authority after dozens of residents objected to the project, which could have resulted in as many 10,000 laying hens housed in large barns. Toepaz, the company that made the application, was granted planning permission back in May […]

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‘Blizzards’ forecast for West Bay

‘Blizzards’ forecast for West Bay

| 04/10/2018 | 21 Comments

(CNS): ‘Blizzards’ are coming soon to the north end of West Bay Road after plans were approved for a new Dairy Queen ice cream parlour to open at the Jacques Scott Plaza. The issue debated before the Central Planning Authority this week was a request for a change in use for the premises from a retail establishment […]

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Quarry operators win planning fight to block competition

Quarry operators win planning fight to block competition

| 09/09/2018 | 35 Comments

(CNS): A planning application for a new quarry close to the protected conservation area of Meagre Bay Pond has been rejected by the Central Planning Authority, although the most vociferous objections were not from environmental campaigners but established quarry operations in the same location. The crux of the argument made by the existing quarry operators, which […]

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New 10-storey 7MB project gets green light

New 10-storey 7MB project gets green light

| 09/08/2018 | 98 Comments

(CNS): A new $177 million development proposal on one of the last vacant parcels on Seven Mile Beach not owned by the Dart group of companies was given the green light by the Central Planning Authority on Wednesday. Watermark is a ten-storey condo project with a commercial building across the road. As the plot is […]

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Traffic, sewerage objections dismissed for WBR development

Traffic, sewerage objections dismissed for WBR development

| 05/06/2018 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Parkway residents rallied unsuccessfully in opposition to plans for a new property development by local entrepreneur Stefan Baraud at the front of their neighbourhood on the West Bay Road, which was approved by the Central Planning Authority last week. The proposed development of 17 two-storey, three-bedroom townhouses was redrawn by Baraud after residents indicated […]

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CPA blocks South Sound housing development

CPA blocks South Sound housing development

| 21/05/2018 | 46 Comments

(CNS): A proposed townhouse development in the heart of South Sound by former deputy chair of the UDP and Honorary Jamaican Consul, Joseph Marzouca, has been refused planning permission amid fervent objections from neighbouring residents, who want their locality to remain exclusively for single-family homes. The proposed development of 16 three-story units, in a similar style to the […]

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Dart gets OK for major festival site

Dart gets OK for major festival site

| 18/05/2018 | 195 Comments

(CNS): With the line-up of international artists already announced and tickets going on sale around the world this week, it would have been embarrassing, to say the least, if the Dart Group had failed to obtain planning permission for its festival site at the north end of Seven Mile Beach, where it is planning a major music […]

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