Tag: coastal works application

Cabinet OKs ‘damaging’ East End shoreline project

Cabinet OKs ‘damaging’ East End shoreline project

| 15/07/2024 | 72 Comments

(CNS): Cabinet has granted a coastal works licence for a groyne and the excavation of swim areas along the beachfront of the Wyndham Reef Resort in East End despite clear recommendations from the Department of Environment several years ago that the application should be denied because of the potential damage to the marine environment and […]

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Damaged coastal structures will need repair permits

Damaged coastal structures will need repair permits

| 09/02/2024 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Owners of docks, seawalls and other coastal structures that were damaged this week during the Nor’wester which crossed the Cayman Islands must apply for coastal works permits before they begin repair work. According to a press release from the Ministry of Sustainability and Climate Resiliency, reconstruction work on existing shoreline structures damaged during the […]

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Dredging of North Sound for cheap fill refused

Dredging of North Sound for cheap fill refused

| 06/11/2023 | 41 Comments

(CNS): A controversial application to dredge the North Sound for a speculative project has been turned down by the Cabinet. Pierce Holdings had applied for a Coastal Works Permit to dredge an access channel offshore of Block 20C Parcel 176 in George Town to generate fill for a proposed private retirement home in West Bay. […]

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Dredging NS for cheap fill ‘unjustifiable’, says DoE

Dredging NS for cheap fill ‘unjustifiable’, says DoE

| 26/04/2023 | 57 Comments

(CNS): The request by a speculative developer of a potential private retirement home to dredge the North Sound seabed to get cheap fill for the project should be rejected, the Department of Environment has urged in a review of the coastal works application. Technical experts detailed the environmental disaster such dredging would cause and said […]

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Overwater bungalows refused by Cabinet

Overwater bungalows refused by Cabinet

| 24/02/2022 | 78 Comments

(CNS): A coastal works application for overwater bungalows on Little Cayman has been refused by Cabinet. According to the brief summary document of a Cabinet meeting held on 15 February, which was released on Wednesday evening, permission for what would have been an unprecedented and extremely controversial part of a proposed project at Kingston Bight, […]

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Controversial LC resort gets partial green light

Controversial LC resort gets partial green light

| 03/02/2022 | 142 Comments

(CNS): A proposed new beach resort development at Kingston Bight on Little Cayman, where developers want to build overwater bungalows, has been given a partial green light after the Cayman Brac and Little Cayman Development Control Board considered the application last week for the land-side component of the project.

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LC over-water bungalows ‘unacceptable’ says DoE

LC over-water bungalows ‘unacceptable’ says DoE

| 11/11/2021 | 48 Comments

(CNS): A proposal to build over-water bungalows in a marine park on Little Cayman at Kingston Bight is “fundamentally unacceptable”, the Department of Environment has said in a technical review submitted to Cabinet regarding a coastal works licence application by Peppercorn Investments. In the report the DoE urged Cabinet to refuse permission because of the […]

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Harbour bar gets go-ahead to work on seawall

Harbour bar gets go-ahead to work on seawall

| 02/11/2021 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Cabinet has approved a coastal works licence for a bar in a small cove in the George Town Harbour to enable the owners to mend a seawall that is deteriorating and undermining the main structure. An application by Little Liquor Store Ltd, which is currently trading as a bar, for permission to repair a […]

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Cabinet decision on dock not ‘rational or logical’

Cabinet decision on dock not ‘rational or logical’

| 24/06/2021 | 113 Comments

(CNS): The court has ruled that a coastal works licence granted for a dock at Vista Del Mar by Cabinet in December 2018 was neither logical nor rational and has quashed the decision following a successful judicial review by the residents in the luxury community. The permit was granted to Marcus Cumber to build a […]

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Gov’t urged not to allow 7MB doomed plan

Gov’t urged not to allow 7MB doomed plan

| 03/02/2020 | 115 Comments

(CNS): A complex engineering project that has been proposed to replace sand on a stretch of Seven Mile Beach is doomed to failure and will cause even more problems, the Department of Environment has warned. Urging government not to allow a coastal works application by the owners of the Marriott Beach Resort and several nearby […]

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BT dock open for bids before its impact made public

BT dock open for bids before its impact made public

| 08/08/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): The planning ministry is seeking bidders to construct a 94ft dock at Coewood Beach in Bodden Town, though the findings of the coastal works application have not yet been released. The Public Works Department will be managing the project and general contractors are being asked to submit proposals to build the pier and a […]

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