Tag: Central Planning Authority

Developer to explain shoreline work to CPA

Developer to explain shoreline work to CPA

| 15/10/2019 | 35 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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Approval sought for 2-year-old shoreline work

Approval sought for 2-year-old shoreline work

| 08/10/2019 | 61 Comments

(CNS): More than two years after a developer, without permission, ripped up a slice of the North Side shoreline close to a turtle nesting area, he is now seeking after the fact approval for the assault on the coast. According to the Central Planning Authority agenda, to be heard Wednesday, the Rum Point Club is […]

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CPA sends Beach Bay back to drawing board

CPA sends Beach Bay back to drawing board

| 01/10/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The Central Planning Authority has released the minutes that document the details of a hearing earlier this month when the controversial plans for a 9-storey hotel in Beach Bay were put before the board. The document shows that the CPA adjourned the application and sent the developer back to the drawing board to redo […]

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JGHS different concept from CHHS

JGHS different concept from CHHS

| 25/09/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS): The government’s application to re-start work on the long stalled John Gray High School was given the final green light during the Central Planning Authority meeting on Wednesday. But the new design paint a picture of a very different school to the Clifton Hunter High School facility. The controversy over the cost and design […]

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CPA wrestles with ‘container homes’

CPA wrestles with ‘container homes’

| 25/09/2019 | 129 Comments

(CNS): The Central Planning Authority wrestled over what to do with two applications for container homes, when it met Wednesday. Faced with two very different proposals — one for a two-bedroom home on a site in North Side, which was elaborate and well designed, and a more basic one-bedroom container conversion on a smaller site […]

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DoE raises concerns over Beach Bay hotel

DoE raises concerns over Beach Bay hotel

| 09/09/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): A controversial $167 million resort project proposed for the quiet residential community of Beach Bay has not only raised significant concerns for the residents in the area but also the Department of Environment. The DoE has said that the National Conservation Council does not require the developers to conduct an EIA because local experts […]

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Planning law needs to support conservation law

Planning law needs to support conservation law

| 05/09/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): As government reviews the National Development Plan and the planning law and regulations, Department of Environment (DoE) Director Gina Ebanks-Petrie says that changes to planning legislation were always needed to help support the goals of the National Conservation Law. But there are fears in the community that not only is government going to gut […]

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Hotel gets green light after cutting height

Hotel gets green light after cutting height

| 30/08/2019 | 93 Comments

(CNS): The Central Planning Authority has now approved a business hotel on the West Bay Road after the proposed height of the building was cut from ten to seven storeys. The application was made under the name of the Libanon Corporation for The Shores Hotel, and developers are planning a 4-star hotel, still with 129 […]

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Hardware store owner re-appointed CPA chair

Hardware store owner re-appointed CPA chair

| 08/08/2019 | 72 Comments

(CNS): The Cabinet has re-appointed A. L. Thompson, the owner of Cayman’s largest hardware store, to chair the Central Planning Authority for another three years. Despite ongoing concerns from the Office of the Auditor General and across the community about the potential conflicts for this particular board, the Cabinet has also re-appointed Robert Watler, the […]

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CPA says no to chicken farm

CPA says no to chicken farm

| 05/08/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Another attempt by a company wanting to create a chicken farm and egg processing plant in East End has been rejected by the Central Planning Authority. Toepaz Ltd made a second application for an $800,000 facility housing 10,000 chickens on over ten acres in the Sunnyfield Road area of the district. But the proximity […]

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$500M of projects OK’d in 6 months

$500M of projects OK’d in 6 months

| 31/07/2019 | 56 Comments

(CNS): Development in the Cayman Islands shows no signs of slowing and becoming in anyway sustainable, after the Central Planning Authority approved over half a billion dollars worth of projects in the first six months of this year. Despite the premier’s claims that the National Conservation Law is stifling development, the CPA green-lit an unprecedented […]

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