Tag: Central Planning Authority

‘Ugly’ 7MB wall directed by CPA

‘Ugly’ 7MB wall directed by CPA

| 06/12/2019 | 30 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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Approval sought for 2-year-old shoreline work

Approval sought for 2-year-old shoreline work

| 08/10/2019 | 62 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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