Tag: National Conservation Council

CPA defies NCC order to clear Boggy Sand cabana

CPA defies NCC order to clear Boggy Sand cabana

| 07/09/2021 | 74 Comments

(CNS): Any hopes that the new Central Planning Authority would pay more attention to sustainable development than the old board were dashed this week with news that the controversial application to build a two-storey cabana at Boggy Sand Beach and replace the existing failing seawall on a similar footprint was approved, despite a lawful order […]

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Boggy Sand Beach cabana project ‘futile’

Boggy Sand Beach cabana project ‘futile’

| 30/08/2021 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment has once again directed the Central Planning Authority not to grant planning permission to the owners of a cabana and seawall on Boggy Sand Beach in West Bay to build any structure on the property. After failing to get planning permission in April to pull down the existing cabana and […]

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NCC stands firm over EIA on Dart PAD in West Bay

NCC stands firm over EIA on Dart PAD in West Bay

| 10/08/2021 | 23 Comments

(CNS): The National Conservation Council is standing firm on its directive that the islands’ biggest developer will need to conduct an environmental impact assessment for its planned area development (PAD) application for a major project in West Bay. Efforts by Dart to undermine the validity of the EIA requirement for this proposed new town, applied […]

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NCC clarifies ability to direct CPA via DoE

NCC clarifies ability to direct CPA via DoE

| 27/07/2021 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The National Conservation Council voted on a motion at its latest meeting to clarify its ability to delegate certain functions of the council to the director of the Department of Environment, as provided for in the National Conservation Act. Almost four years ago, the NCC delegated its power to direct agencies, mainly the Central […]

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NCC confirms need for EIA on Dart PAD

NCC confirms need for EIA on Dart PAD

| 22/07/2021 | 119 Comments

(CNS): The application by the islands’ largest landowner and property developer for a 157-acre planned area development (PAD) in West Bay, which is expected to go before the Central Planning Authority in the near future, will require an environmental impact assessment (EIA) before approval. The National Conservation Council has ratified the Department of Environment’s recommendation […]

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Controversial West Bay projects rejected

Controversial West Bay projects rejected

| 30/04/2021 | 50 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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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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E-W Road poses major flood and eco-threats

E-W Road poses major flood and eco-threats

| 09/03/2021 | 105 Comments

(CNS): An environmental impact assessment on the East-West Arterial is critical, according to information revealed in a scoping document by the Department of Environment. Government’s plan to build the road from Woodland Drive to Lookout Gardens poses a major flood risk for residents, threatens the very future of the Central Mangrove Wetlands and, in turn, […]

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Fired NRA boss gets seat on NCC

Fired NRA boss gets seat on NCC

| 19/02/2021 | 112 Comments

(CNS): Cabinet has now gazetted the new National Conservation Council after the situation came to a head this week when there was no NCC in place to submit comment on a major Dart hotel project before the Central Planning Authority. McFarlane Connolly has been reappointed as chairman and new members include Paul Parchment, who was […]

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Dart’s hotel to go before CPA with no DoE input

Dart’s hotel to go before CPA with no DoE input

| 15/02/2021 | 122 Comments

(CNS): Hotel Indigo, which will anchor Dart’s proposed ‘new town’, will be before the Central Planning Authority (CPA) on Tuesday as a separate application, but it will not have any input from the Department of Environment because no new National Conservation Council (NCC) members have been appointed. The project comes against the backdrop of public […]

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Plan afoot to save extremely rare plant

Plan afoot to save extremely rare plant

| 21/08/2020 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The critically endangered Aegiphila caymanensis is a woody, clambering shrub with soft, downy leaves that is unique to Grand Cayman and so rare that it has no common name and until recently was believed to be growing only in two places on the island. The National Conservation Council has drafted a species conservation plan […]

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