Tag: Central Planning Authority

Sports field threatens wetland oasis in 7MB area

Sports field threatens wetland oasis in 7MB area

| 15/02/2024 | 149 Comments

(CNS): A planning application by Dart to build a professional-grade AstroTurf football pitch with a 710sqft pavilion, changing rooms and a practice field poses a direct threat to one of the last areas of wetland in the Seven Mile Beach corridor, and local activists are calling for the project to be stopped. The site acts […]

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DoE stresses problems with current coastal setbacks

DoE stresses problems with current coastal setbacks

| 12/02/2024 | 62 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment has undertaken a review of properties damaged by last week’s powerful Nor’wester, which brought high seas and near galeforce winds. The damage to these coastal structures caused environmental, financial and personal loss, and the DoE has received footage and inquiries about the vulnerability of these properties. In many cases, when […]

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Objector says cell tower would spoil community

Objector says cell tower would spoil community

| 29/01/2024 | 73 Comments

(CNS): An application by telecommunications company Logic for a 70-foot communications tower is facing an impassioned objection from one resident in the area, who claims that it would pose health risks and ruin the aesthetics of the community. Logic wants to erect a Sabre monopole antenna on Newport Avenue, George Town, behind the main hospital […]

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DoE warns CIG and developers to stop building on beach

DoE warns CIG and developers to stop building on beach

| 16/01/2024 | 49 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government wants to spend CI$250,000 installing parking and toilet facilities as well as cabanas and a concrete wall on a turtle nesting beach in East End that it acquired for public use. But the Department of Environment is warning all developers, especially the CIG, what will happen if they alter the […]

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UPM mulls changes to conservation law as CPA and DoE face off

UPM mulls changes to conservation law as CPA and DoE face off

| 12/01/2024 | 56 Comments

(CNS): The United People’s Movement caucus is understood to be planning changes to the National Conservation Act due to pressure from developers and others over false claims that the law, the National Conservation Council and the Department of Environment are stifling development. This comes after the Central Planning Authority has, once again, falsely claimed that […]

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CPA begins 2024 with packed development agenda

CPA begins 2024 with packed development agenda

| 03/01/2024 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The Central Planning Authority will review almost three dozen applications during its first meeting of the year, including a hotel with a rooftop pool along the Queen’s Highway, a mixed-use development at Grand Harbour, a more than 54-lot subdivision in Bodden Town, and nine National Housing and Development Trust homes in East End. Several […]

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MPs mislead the country about conservation law

MPs mislead the country about conservation law

| 19/12/2023 | 123 Comments

(CNS): The National Conservation Act was targeted by several MPs in parliament over the course of the Finance Committee hearings last week, some of whom misled the public and other members of the House by suggesting, incorrectly, that it has hampered development. Some MPs, including McKeeva Bush (WBW) and Chris Saunders (BTW), as well as […]

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Threatened Boggy Sand cottage gets temporary stay

Threatened Boggy Sand cottage gets temporary stay

| 29/11/2023 | 42 Comments

(CNS): An historically significant, Cayman cottage on Boggy Sand Road, which is under threat to pave the way for a duplex was given a temporary stay from demolition earlier this month. The Central Planning Authority adjourned the application for the second over concerns about the design of the building and plans for the removal or […]

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Appeal court knocks back CPA’s Privy Council bid

Appeal court knocks back CPA’s Privy Council bid

| 15/11/2023 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has rejected an application by the Central Planning Authority to take the controversial ‘Boggy Sand Cabana’ case to the Privy Council. But the government v. government courtroom battle that pitched the CPA and the National Conservation Council against each other on the public purse’s dime is probably not […]

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Over 50 acres of primary habitat under threat

Over 50 acres of primary habitat under threat

| 25/10/2023 | 49 Comments

(CNS): An application for a 184-lot subdivision, including 180 residential lots and a road parcel, puts as much as 50 acres of rare pristine habitat at risk in East End, the DoE has warned. The application, due to be heard by the Central Planning Authority today (Wednesday), also poses a risk to the water lens […]

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CPA queries climate ministry’s role in national plan

CPA queries climate ministry’s role in national plan

| 19/10/2023 | 40 Comments

(CNS): The Central Planning Authority held a meeting last month about the review of the National Development Plan, though no details about what people can expect to see once this long-awaited plan is complete have been released. The minutes reveal that the CPA chairman had concerns that the proposed timetable “seemed quite aggressive” and that […]

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