Tag: Central Planning Authority

More mangroves illegally cleared

More mangroves illegally cleared

| 05/03/2020 | 93 Comments

(CNS): Despite continued calls from the Department of Environment to stop the clearance of mangroves on sites without planning permission, developers are still ripping up these critical species. The Central Planning Authority considered an application for after-the-fact land clearance in Prospect on Wednesday, after a developer removed several acres of mangroves, which were part of […]

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Lacovia revamp rubber stamped

Lacovia revamp rubber stamped

| 23/01/2020 | 79 Comments

(CNS): Plans to redevelop the Seven Mile Beach condo complex Lacovia from its current 3-storey units to three new 10-storey buildings has received the green light from the Central Planning Authority. Most of the objections to the project were either withdrawn or had fallen away when the application went before the CPA Wednesday, leaving those […]

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Neighbours outraged by Lacovia tower blocks plan

Neighbours outraged by Lacovia tower blocks plan

| 22/01/2020 | 167 Comments

(CNS): A planning application by Lacovia for three 10-storey tower blocks on the current Seven Mile Beach site has caused outrage among wealthy neighbours on the famous stretch of beach, who feel the proposed redevelopment is too big for the location and will cause overcrowding around their luxury beachfront homes. Bronte Developers have applied to […]

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DoE urges end of illegal land clearing

DoE urges end of illegal land clearing

| 03/01/2020 | 109 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment has expressed deep concerns, once again, about the continued clearance of land on potential development sites before planning permission has been granted. Responding to another situation, where four acres of mangroves and important flora were removed illegally, the DoE urged planning to educate the public about the law because trying […]

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10-storey building coming to Camana Bay

10-storey building coming to Camana Bay

| 02/01/2020 | 188 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands’ biggest investor has been given the green light for the first ten-storey building in its flagship development, Camana Bay. At the last meeting of 2019, the Central Planning Authority approved two new buildings for Dart’s town, where construction is expected to begin this month. The CPA has approved a five-storey office […]

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7MB wall continues to stir up trouble

7MB wall continues to stir up trouble

| 09/12/2019 | 131 Comments

(CNS): A clear message was delivered at the weekend on the five-foot wall directed by the Central Planning Authority between the newly revamped Seven Mile Public Beach and the West Bay Road. As the barrier continues to stir up public anger, vandals took to using spray paint, writing “Tear down this wall” across it. Meanwhile, […]

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‘Ugly’ 7MB wall directed by CPA

‘Ugly’ 7MB wall directed by CPA

| 06/12/2019 | 162 Comments

(CNS): The wall being erected along the side of the Seven Mile Public Beach as part of the enhancement project, which has caused a huge stir on social media, was directed by the Central Planning Authority, according to the minutes from the meeting when the application for the project was granted. The wall, which many […]

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Beach Bay project goes back to CPA

Beach Bay project goes back to CPA

| 20/11/2019 | 21 Comments

(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 […]

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Runway project to go before CPA

Runway project to go before CPA

| 05/11/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The Central Planning Authority will be considering the Cayman Islands Airport Authority’s application for an extension to the runway and other exterior upgrades when it meets tomorrow. The application includes lengthening and strengthening the runway in a westerly direction, filling the airfield ponds, expanding the apron to the east and a perimeter access road. […]

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CPA urged to deny land clearing to help sale

CPA urged to deny land clearing to help sale

| 22/10/2019 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment is urging the Central Planning Authority not to allow a landowner to clear 7.5 acres of primary habitat in East End just to help sell the land. The DoE said there were various alternatives to assist the owner’s marketing plans but it “strongly objects” to the reasons put forward for […]

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Developer to explain shoreline work to CPA

Developer to explain shoreline work to CPA

| 15/10/2019 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The developer behind the Rum Point Club condos, who dug up a strip of North Side shoreline without the necessary permission, has been called to explain what happened to the Central Planning Authority, after he made an after-the-fact application for the work two years later. Meanwhile, another Rum Point landowner who cleared a site, […]

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