Tag: Central Planning Authority

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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Major mixed-use project on CPA agenda

Major mixed-use project on CPA agenda

| 17/06/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): When it meets this week, the Central Planning Authority is expected to consider a new application for a proposed mixed-use $30 million development in Grand Harbour, which would include shops, restaurants, a roof-top bar, offices and apartments, as well as a gym, a raised pool deck and a jogging track. The application under the […]

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Chicken farm going back before CPA

Chicken farm going back before CPA

| 05/06/2019 | 54 Comments

(CNS): A controversial application by Toepaz Chicken Farm for a processing factory in East End that was refused planning permission last October is going back before the Central Planning Authority Wednesday after a successful appeal. In March, the Planning Appeals Tribunal remitted the application after it found inadmissible letters were considered by the CPA during […]

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7MB condo owners object to ‘green’ gas station

7MB condo owners object to ‘green’ gas station

| 25/04/2019 | 104 Comments

(CNS): A number of owners at the luxury condo developments Water’s Edge and the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman have raised objections to a planing application by Refuel to open a new station close to the high-end residences on the West Bay Road. The project proposed by Travers Gas Station was scheduled to be heard by the […]

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Quarries threaten protected wildlife pond

Quarries threaten protected wildlife pond

| 20/02/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Meagre Bay Pond in Bodden Town, an important feeding site for resident and migratory herons, egrets, waders, ducks and other water birds, is being “adversely affected” by two quarries because access routes between them and the pond are being inundated with water from the quarries, the Department of Environment has warned in detailed submissions […]

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CPA orders 7MB fence moved

CPA orders 7MB fence moved

| 13/02/2019 | 109 Comments

(CNS): The Central Planning Authority has confirmed that organisers of a music festival set to take place just off Grand Cayman’s famous Seven Mile Beach this weekend have been asked to move a double line of fencing that was erected across the beach on Monday, which caused a public stir. Just one day after the […]

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Objectors call proposed hotel ‘cheap and nasty’

Objectors call proposed hotel ‘cheap and nasty’

| 04/02/2019 | 109 Comments

(CNS): Objectors to a proposed 10-storey hotel at the northern end of the West Bay Road have not pulled any punches in their criticism of plans for this new land-side project across from their luxury beach-side condos and an empty lot on Seven Mile Beach. They described the proposed development as “cheap and nasty” and […]

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7MB earmarked as first planned area

7MB earmarked as first planned area

| 29/01/2019 | 61 Comments

(CNS): If the framework supporting the Central Planning Authority’s current project to review the Cayman Islands National Development Plan is adopted, Seven Mile Beach would become the first planned area in the country. According to the National Planning Framework (NPF), which is now under public consultation for an additional month, there will be area plans […]

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New plan proposes CPA decide coastal works

New plan proposes CPA decide coastal works

| 16/01/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): A National Planning Framework to underpin what will be become the new development plan for Grand Cayman, which is currently going through public consultation, is proposing that the Central Planning Authority, rather than Cabinet, makes decisions about development below the high-water mark, such as docks, sea walls, dredging and moorings. The proposal is one […]

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