Tag: Central Planning Authority

NWP apartment project stirs up new controversy

NWP apartment project stirs up new controversy

| 06/05/2021 | 56 Comments

(CNS): A luxury condominium development on North West Point that was given a variance on the required coastal setbacks, allowing it to be built closer to the sea and for the developers to fill in an ironshore pool on the site, is causing a stir in the local community as residents claim they were never […]

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Phasing plan needed for sub-division in wetlands

Phasing plan needed for sub-division in wetlands

| 04/05/2021 | 24 Comments

(CNS): A proposed subdivision for more than 430 homes that encroaches into the Central Wetland Mangroves, which is a critical habitat for the future survival of Grand Cayman’s natural resources and ecosystems, has not been refused by the Central Planning Authority, despite the serious environmental threats it poses, but is now subject to a phasing […]

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Controversial West Bay projects rejected

Controversial West Bay projects rejected

| 30/04/2021 | 48 Comments

(CNS): Two applications for projects that have raised concern in the West Bay district were both rejected by the Central Planning Authority this week. An application to tear down a failing cabana and sea wall and replace it with a house on Boggy Sand Beach and an application for a condo resort on North West […]

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Refuel makes renewed bid for second station

Refuel makes renewed bid for second station

| 29/04/2021 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The owner of Refuel, the only suppliers in Cayman of ethanol and biodiesel, is waiting to hear if his renewed and changed application for a second gas station on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway (ETH) by the Ritz Carlton will be approved by the Central Planning Authority. Dow Travers has applied for a four-unit commercial […]

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NCC directs CPA to reject Boggy Sand house plan

NCC directs CPA to reject Boggy Sand house plan

| 27/04/2021 | 67 Comments

(CNS): The National Conservation Council has made a rare move to direct the Central Planning Authority to reject an almost unbelievable application for a house along Boggy Sand Beach, which the CPA is due to hear this week, after experts pointed out that there are absolutely no mitigating measures that could be deployed to make […]

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Species plan can’t protect South Sound mangroves

Species plan can’t protect South Sound mangroves

| 13/04/2021 | 61 Comments

(CNS): The protection plan for mangroves that was implemented under the National Conservation Law last year is not enough to prevent the clearing of another significant area of mangroves in the South Sound basin in the coming months. Already under significant pressure from massive development, phase three of a major apartment project in the basin […]

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Dart’s NS helipad denied after MP appears at CPA

Dart’s NS helipad denied after MP appears at CPA

| 06/04/2021 | 102 Comments

(CNS): An application by one of Dart’s network of companies to construct a private helipad in a remote area of North Side to enable the owner to engage in extreme mountain biking has been turned down by the Central Planning Authority. The application by Arboretum Services Ltd was presented by Dart employees on Wednesday, where […]

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Massive BT subdivision poses more mangrove threats

Massive BT subdivision poses more mangrove threats

| 31/03/2021 | 112 Comments

(CNS): A planning application by Lookout Holdings Ltd for a subdivision of 437 house lots off Harvey Stephenson Drive, Bodden Town, raises numerous concerns, the Department of Environment has said. In its comments on the application, the DoE noted the lack of an updated overarching development plan, as well as the lack of data to […]

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Helipad stirs up trouble in North Side

Helipad stirs up trouble in North Side

| 30/03/2021 | 102 Comments

(CNS): A proposal by one of Dart’s network of companies to construct a helicopter landing pad in the Hutland area of North Side has stirred up concerns across the district, and the local MP has submitted a formal objection on behalf of his constituents, including neighbouring landowners directly impacted by the proposal. The helipad appears […]

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Coral expert’s work ‘hijacked’ by developers

Coral expert’s work ‘hijacked’ by developers

| 24/03/2021 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Coral conservation expert Aaron Hunt, who is the man behind Cayman Eco Divers and whose work is slowly but surely bearing fruit in the ocean off the coast of Sunset House, has said he feels “powerless” to address what he described as the “worst kind of green-washing” by a developer using his images without […]

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Mangroves face destruction for land survey

Mangroves face destruction for land survey

| 17/03/2021 | 64 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment is urging the Central Planning Authority not to allow speculative clearing of important mangrove habitat in the absence of an actual plan to develop at a site off the Linford Pierson Highway. Pros Plus Construction is seeking permission to mechanically clear and fill a more than ten-acre lot to survey […]

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