Tag: Central Planning Authority

CPA dismissed DoE order on Boggy Sand cabana

CPA dismissed DoE order on Boggy Sand cabana

| 22/09/2021 | 100 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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CPA refuses builder’s compound in mangroves

CPA refuses builder’s compound in mangroves

| 31/08/2021 | 17 Comments

(CNS): A controversial application to completely clear a parcel of land of the remaining vegetation, which includes primary mangrove habitat, to store construction materials and dump dug-out soil from other sites was knocked back by the new members of the Central Planning Authority at their first meeting in July. An application by K&B Ltd to […]

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Boggy Sand Beach cabana project ‘futile’

Boggy Sand Beach cabana project ‘futile’

| 30/08/2021 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment has once again directed the Central Planning Authority not to grant planning permission to the owners of a cabana and seawall on Boggy Sand Beach in West Bay to build any structure on the property. After failing to get planning permission in April to pull down the existing cabana and […]

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New Seven Mile Beach wall already in ocean

New Seven Mile Beach wall already in ocean

| 25/08/2021 | 118 Comments

(CNS): The sea wall project at Regal Beach Club condos on Seven Mile Beach, which has been causing a stir on social media as construction materials continue to fall into the sea, is an example of how efforts to address the beach erosion on Cayman’s famous but now dwindling stretch of beach can make things […]

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New Health City needs closer look before approval

New Health City needs closer look before approval

| 17/08/2021 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The planning application by Health City Cayman Islands requires a much closer look before the Central Planning Authority gives the project the green light, given its magnitude and the likely impact on the community, the Department of Environment has said. Although the National Conservation Council agreed it does not require a full environmental impact […]

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NCC clarifies ability to direct CPA via DoE

NCC clarifies ability to direct CPA via DoE

| 27/07/2021 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The National Conservation Council voted on a motion at its latest meeting to clarify its ability to delegate certain functions of the council to the director of the Department of Environment, as provided for in the National Conservation Act. Almost four years ago, the NCC delegated its power to direct agencies, mainly the Central […]

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Objector appeals One GT hotel tower

Objector appeals One GT hotel tower

| 26/07/2021 | 112 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 | 119 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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