Tag: Central Planning Authority

Planning Tribunal sends Balboa Beach back to CPA

Planning Tribunal sends Balboa Beach back to CPA

| 11/01/2021 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The long-running dispute between neighbouring landowners on the George Town waterfront over the Balboa Beach development took an interesting turn last week when the Planning Appeals Tribunal found that the Central Planning Authority erred when it granted permission for the project “devoid of the requisite setback lines required”, as set out in the regulations.

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$2M church planning appeal fails

$2M church planning appeal fails

| 23/11/2020 | 89 Comments

(CNS): An appeal by a Seventh-day Adventist congregation to build a new $2 million temple in West Bay failed recently after the Planning Appeals Tribunal agreed with the Central Planning Authority’s original decision. The PAT found that the Berea Seventh-day Adventist Church and its pastor, Maurice Chambers, failed to justify why the community needed it, […]

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Hotel re-zone sought near Seven Mile Public Beach

Hotel re-zone sought near Seven Mile Public Beach

| 28/10/2020 | 69 Comments

CNS): The owners of Trafalgar Place, a commercial development on the West Bay Road, have applied to the Central Planning Authority to have the block and parcels re-zoned as hotel-tourism, which could pave the way for another major hotel development close to the Seven Mile Public Beach. The CPA was due to consider the application […]

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Balboa case reveals planning process problems

Balboa case reveals planning process problems

| 15/10/2020 | 86 Comments

(CNS): The controversial development on the George Town harbour front, Balbao Beach, has served to illustrate a confusing and frustrating planning process. Last week the project went before the Planning Appeals Tribunal to hear concerns about approval given more than three years ago because the project has since gone through more changes and is currently […]

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Appeal against Beach Bay hotel fails

Appeal against Beach Bay hotel fails

| 12/10/2020 | 46 Comments

(CNS): Homeowners in the Beach Bay area of Lower Valley who are fighting to stop a ten-storey hotel being built in their quiet residential community have lost their appeal to the Planning Appeals Tribunal. The decision by the Central Planning Authority to approve the resort has been upheld after the tribunal found there was no […]

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FIN project in breach of planning approval

FIN project in breach of planning approval

| 06/10/2020 | 115 Comments

(CNS): Developers behind the FIN Grand Cayman luxury condominium project appear to be in breach of the conditions relating to their planning approval. The Department of Environment has not received the construction environmental management plan or the operations environmental management plan, both of which the developers were required to submit before any work began on […]

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After-fact primary habitat removal to be approved

After-fact primary habitat removal to be approved

| 29/09/2020 | 77 Comments

(CNS): Yet another after-the-fact application for the removal of primary habitat on a site off the Queen’s Highway is set to get the green light this week, with the landowner facing no more than a $1,000 fee for the unlawful clearance. The planning department recommended that an application by Eric James Bergstrom-Grant Management for the […]

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Objectors argue hotel offers no benefits

Objectors argue hotel offers no benefits

| 24/09/2020 | 94 Comments

(CNS): Residents in Beach Bay who are fighting the development of a ten-storey hotel in their quiet residential community have argued that the project should not have been approved, not only because it breaches planning legislation but because there will be no benefit to Cayman. Having secured some $25 million in duty waivers, the resort […]

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CPA refuses Balboa Beach plans but work rolls on

CPA refuses Balboa Beach plans but work rolls on

| 08/09/2020 | 94 Comments

(CNS): The Balboa Beach project, which was heard by the Central Planning Authority last week as the owners sought approval for after-the-fact as well as new work at the waterfront site, received a mixed response from the board. A concrete slab on the ironshore that had neither planning permission nor a coastal works licence was […]

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DoE battles threat posed by developments

DoE battles threat posed by developments

| 02/09/2020 | 49 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment has made several submissions for the Central Planning Authority to consider when it hears applications today, in a bid to save critical habitat and encourage developers to mitigate the environmental threats their projects pose. DoE concerns about some of these applications include swimming pools that will erode beaches and unnecessary […]

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CPA to hear Balboa Beach after-the-fact application

CPA to hear Balboa Beach after-the-fact application

| 01/09/2020 | 78 Comments

(CNS): Ten years after the Central Planning Authority issued after-the-fact permission to the owners of Balboa Beach for an original take-away restaurant and following five enforcement notices and six infractions of the planning law, the owners of the waterfront site have made another application seeking permission for work done without authority. The application, which is […]

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