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Population growth fuels public concern for new plan

Population growth fuels public concern for new plan

| 07/06/2024 | 58 Comments

(CNS): Unchecked population growth that is fueling the rampant over-development of the Cayman Islands should be at the heart of the public conversation on shaping the development plan, people who attended the first of the planning ministry’s meetings on its draft Planning Statement made clear on Tuesday. This vague overview of what the Cayman Islands […]

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Buttonwood removal case ‘complex’ and ‘unusual’

Buttonwood removal case ‘complex’ and ‘unusual’

| 06/06/2024

(CNS): Local attorney Ben Tonner KC told a court on Wednesday morning that he was still engaged in discussions with the crown relating to the case against his client, Bon Crepe Ltd, and its owner, James Bergstrom, who has been charged with taking a protective species in relation to buttonwood trees removed from land in […]

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Pre-dawn construction work deprives neighbours of sleep

Pre-dawn construction work deprives neighbours of sleep

| 25/03/2024 | 78 Comments

(CNS): Residents living by a huge condo construction site on North West Point Road in West Bay will be losing another night’s sleep on Wednesday as the developer has confirmed that work will be done at the site in the very early hours. Over the last year, residents living by the Dolphin Point Club development […]

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Dozens object to Aqua Bay condo tower on 7MB

Dozens object to Aqua Bay condo tower on 7MB

| 12/03/2024 | 99 Comments

(CNS): An application for the demolition and redevelopment of a condo complex at the northern end of Seven Mile Beach has attracted 48 letters of objection from neighbouring owners, a long list of concerns from the Department of Environment and questions about the height of the proposed new tower from the Department of Planning.

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Sports field threatens wetland oasis in 7MB area

Sports field threatens wetland oasis in 7MB area

| 15/02/2024 | 149 Comments

(CNS): A planning application by Dart to build a professional-grade AstroTurf football pitch with a 710sqft pavilion, changing rooms and a practice field poses a direct threat to one of the last areas of wetland in the Seven Mile Beach corridor, and local activists are calling for the project to be stopped. The site acts […]

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NCC and CPA facing another potential battle

NCC and CPA facing another potential battle

| 14/09/2022 | 66 Comments

(CNS): The Central Planning Authority and the National Conservation Council might be engaged in yet another dispute over the council’s powers to curtail unsustainable development. This time, in one of only five projects where the NCC has issued a directive, the pending conflict is over a developer’s failure to submit an adequate turtle-friendly lighting plan […]

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Destruction of slave wall a crime, say witnesses

Destruction of slave wall a crime, say witnesses

| 26/08/2022 | 122 Comments

(CNS): The destruction of a stone wall believed to have been built by slaves more than 200 years ago has further highlighted the inadequacy of heritage protection in Cayman. The historic wall was knocked down to make way for a proposed project just off Walkers Road, but witnesses say the demolition was a crime because […]

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NRA removes sidewalk signs but MPs’ billboards remain

NRA removes sidewalk signs but MPs’ billboards remain

| 25/07/2022 | 69 Comments

(CNS): The National Roads Authority and the Department of Planning have removed around 55 unauthorised A-frame signs across Grand Cayman that were encroaching on sidewalks from West Bay to East End. The island-wide sweep at the end of last month focused on signs within the roadway shoulders, sidewalks and medians. However, the billboards in districts […]

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EIA concerns still unfounded

EIA concerns still unfounded

| 19/09/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment reviewed 140 planning and ten coastal work applications in May, June and July, but did not require any developers to conduct an environmental impact assessment. Government has pointed to this element in the National Conservation Law as one of the reasons why it created a committee to review the legislation, […]

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Elevator certificates out of date

Elevator certificates out of date

| 09/01/2019 | 0 Comments

I have noticed that the expiration date of the elevator certificates in some buildings are long past. How can I report the need for them to be re-certified?

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Hew heads to Bahamas to discuss planning resilience

Hew heads to Bahamas to discuss planning resilience

| 03/12/2018 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Planning and Infrastructure Minister Joey Hew is on his way to the Bahamas this week to join fellow planning ministers from around the region to discuss how resiliency and climate change issues are shaping regional policy making. The third Caribbean Infrastructure Forum (CARIF2018) opens on Tuesday at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar resort, where the […]

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