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OfReg denies bias against lower-emission fuels

The Utility Regulation and Competition Office issued a statement Sunday refuting suggestions made in a Refuel gas station planning application that the regulatory body did not support projects that supply lower-emission fuel to local consumers.

First gas station on Esterley Tibbetts gets green light

ReFuel has been granted planning permission to build a gas station on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway. It will be the first time a petrol station will be opened on the road which stretches from George Bay to West Bay.

CPA rejects West Bay 4-storey apartment block

The Central Planning Authority has refused planning permission to a four-storey, 30-apartment development on North West Point Road in West Bay.
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Central Planning Authority denies Dart helipad application

The Central Planning Authority has denied an application by Arboretum Services Ltd., a company connected to Dart, to construct a helipad in North Side.

Red Bay 100-lot development approved

The Central Planning Authority has approved a major new housing development in Red Bay.

CUC presents natural gas plan behind closed doors

The Caribbean Utilities Company gave the Central Planning Authority a private presentation Wednesday of its plans to introduce natural gas as an alternative energy source to Cayman.

Dart’s Hotel Indigo gets building approval

The Central Planning Authority on Wednesday approved the planning application for Dart's new 10-storey hotel near Seven Mile Beach.

Splash park planned for Kimpton

The Central Planning Authority has approved a plan for a children’s splash park at the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, which will be open to both the public and hotel guests.

Update: Planning board approves hydroponic farm application

A company called Botanic Farms is seeking planning permission to open a hydroponic farm, which will include a shop, storage and packaging areas, greenhouse buildings and water tanks.

Appeal against hotel halted pending judicial review

Opponents of a planned seven-storey hotel on Seven Mile Beach, who are appealing the Central Planning Authority's approval of the development, are applying for a judicial review to enable new evidence to be presented at an upcoming Planning Appeals Tribunal hearing.

$90 million apartment complex for Seven Mile Beach

A $90 million three-storey apartment complex and self storage facility along the Seven Mile Beach stretch gets the greenlight from Central Planning Authority.

CPA’s Balboa Beach decisions to be appealed

The controversy surrounding work at the Balboa Beach site along the George Town waterfront continues to escalate, as the landowner gets ready to appeal one of the Central Planning Authority's recent decisions on the development.

CPA shoots down Westin’s 10-storey building application

The Central Planning Authority on Wednesday refused an application for a 10-storey hotel and other facilities at the existing Westin hotel site, on West Bay Road.

CPA gives green light for new gas station in West Bay

The Central Planning Authority has granted permission for the construction of a new Rubis gas station off Batabano Road in West Bay.

DoE yet to approve plan for removal of ironshore at FIN

The Department of Environment has not yet given the go-ahead for work to start on removing parts of the ironshore to create a saltwater tidal pool at the FIN development on South Church Street.

Balboa Beach granted after-the-fact approval for building on ironshore

The Central Planning Authority has returned mixed results to the owners of Balboa Beach, on the George Town waterfront, who were seeking after-the-fact approval after building a concrete slab on ironshore, and permission to fill in a portion of submerged coastal land at the site.

Mangroves cleared while protection plan awaits Cabinet approval

The Department of Environment says unapproved mangrove-forest clearing is a problem they are not authorised to act on.

Work on Public Beach wall nears completion

The concrete wall bordering Seven Mile Public Beach along West Bay Road has neared completion despite public outcry over its height.

Neighbours object to Lacovia redevelopment

Plans to demolish and redevelop one of Cayman’s oldest condos, Lacovia, have been approved by the Central Planning Authority, despite objections from neighbouring properties.

Marriott resort seeks to regain its beach

The Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort has applied for a coastal works licence to re-establish the eroded beach in front of its Seven Mile...

Apartment complex approved for West Bay

The Central Planning Authority has approved an application from The Meadows Ltd. Group to build 113 apartments on Batabano Road in West Bay.

In defence of the Public Beach wall

The board of the Central Planning Authority read your article titled, ‘Wall goes up near Public Beach,’ dated 2 Dec. 2019, and write to...

Outcry over Seven Mile Public Beach wall

Vandals have publicised their objections to a wall being constructed by Seven Mile Public Beach, calling for it to be taken down.

Airport runway extension approved

An extension of the runway at Owen Roberts International Airport has been approved by the Central Planning Authority. 

John Gray project given green light

A $40 million plan to complete the new John Gray High School campus was approved by the Central Planning Authority Wednesday.

Road widenings planned to tackle traffic woes

Two major thoroughfares connecting the eastern districts to George Town may soon be widened in efforts to alleviate traffic congestion, according to Central Planning Authority documents and a government press release.

Turtle impact concerns persist with Beach Bay resort

Plans to construct a resort hotel at Beach Bay, a primary habitat for turtle nesting, continued to stir debate on Wednesday.

Neighbours outline objections to Beach Bay resort

Around 40 neighbouring residents spelled out some of their objections to a 125-room Mandarin Oriental hotel and condo development in Beach Bay during a meeting of the Central Planning Authority Wednesday.

7‑storey hotel approved for Seven Mile Beach

The Central Planning Authority has approved an application for a $20 million, seven-storey hotel on the northern end of Seven Mile Beach.

Divetech denied permit for new location

The Central Planning Authority has turned down a request by Divetech to expand its operations to a residential property just north of its current location at the Lighthouse complex in West Bay.
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New Planning Authority board more diverse

A newly announced board for the Cayman Islands Central Planning Authority took a step closer to the diversity called for in an audit on the agency released in January.
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Proposal for East End chicken farm development rejected

An application for an $800,000 chicken farm in the East End has been refused by the Central Planning Authority.

Traffic, building heights dominate public concerns

Traffic congestion and high-density tourism development were among the key concerns highlighted during the consultation period for Cayman’s new development plan.

Six condo projects approved ahead of stamp duty change

Six new apartment complexes were given the green light Friday after the Central Planning Authority convened a special meeting to allow developers a chance to have their applications reviewed before a “loophole” allowing stamp duty reductions is closed.

Dart is granted 3-D parcel for Camana Bay Tunnel

The Dart group has been granted permission to create a three-dimensional parcel above its tunnel on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway.

New restaurants, retail outlets planned for Grand Harbour

Plans for a new $30 million development in Grand Harbour, including homes, shops, restaurants, a café and a bakery have been submitted to the Central Planning Authority.

Barefoot Beach eco-resort gets planning approval

The Central Planning Authority announced approval of the construction of a new eco-resort on Barefoot Beach in East End on Thursday.

Beach Bay residents caught off guard by hotel planning application

After years of planning, a proposal for a $200 million, 10-storey hotel in Bodden Town has been submitted to the Central Planning Authority and will be heard in an upcoming meeting.

Casas in the sky: First ‘air parcels’ approved in Cayman Islands

Owning a little piece of the rock has long been part of the Caymanian dream. Now, for the first time, homeowners can buy a slice of the sky.

New 74-home canalfront development planned

The first phase of a new 74-home development in the Seven Mile Beach Corridor has been approved by the Central Planning Authority.
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New housing project approved in George Town

A new housing development on the edge of George Town has been given the green light by the Central Planning Authority.

Protesters prevail as 10-storey hotel project rejected

Plans for a 10-storey business hotel at the “tranquil” north end of Seven Mile Beach have been rejected after an unprecedented number of objections to the proposal.

EDITORIAL – Building trust in public boards

The Central Planning Authority, in particular, wields considerable power and influence. Appropriately, it has taken meaningful steps toward transparency in recent years, but as an Auditor General’s report released early this year also noted, the work is far from over.

Miller: Central Planning Authority should vote in public

Deliberations and votes by the Central Planning Authority should be held in public, Public Accounts Committee Chairman Ezzard Miller said at a meeting of his committee on Wednesday.
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Beach bar proposal turned down for East End

The Central Planning Authority has rejected plans for a beachside bar and restaurant in East End.

10-story hotel application adjourned

Plans for a $20 million, 10-story hotel on the northern end of Seven Mile Beach have attracted a slew of objections from neighboring residents who have labeled it “cheap and nasty.”
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Auditor calls for more diversity on Central Planning Authority

Auditors have raised concerns that the membership of the Central Planning Authority is made up largely of developers.

Public’s input sought on development plan

Government is seeking public input on a new development plan for Grand Cayman.

East End chicken farm plan denied

After approving plans in May to build an $800,000 commercial poultry farm in East End, on Wednesday the Central Planning Authority refused similar plans to build the same farm on a different piece of land – despite the new land being farther away from fresh groundwater that was at risk of being contaminated under the original plans.

Ten-story condos approved for Seven Mile Beach

A new, 10-story condominium project has been approved for Seven Mile Beach, continuing the shift toward taller buildings in Grand Cayman’s main tourist district.

WaterMark condos approved for Seven Mile Beach

The Central Planning Authority has approved plans for a $177 million, 10-story luxury condo complex on Seven Mile Beach.

Reshaping of Dart’s coastal land progresses

Bulldozers are sculpting and reshaping a large area of land bordering Seven Mile Beach as the Dart group makes headway on a series of projects.
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George Town hotel can go 7 stories

Lawmakers have approved a change in planning rules that will allow for a hotel of up to seven stories to be built along the northern George Town waterfront.

Council emphasizes concern over festival site decision

The Central Planning Authority’s decision to approve the Dart group’s plans for a festival site without considering environmental implications may not be legal, according to Gina Ebanks-Petrie, director of the Department of Environment.

Cayman International School expansion approved

Plans for a $45 million expansion that will double the size of the Cayman International School were approved by the Central Planning Authority Wednesday.
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West Bay condo development approved

Plans for an $8 million, 60-unit condo development in West Bay have been approved by the Central Planning Authority.

Large chicken farm approved in East End

Plans for an $800,000 commercial poultry farm of up to 10,000 chickens in East End have been approved, despite concerns about the method of farming intended for the site.

Cranes will create multi-story container tower

Unable to expand outwards, Cayman’s Cargo Distribution Centre is expanding upward. A $5.6 million project, currently under way, will allow the Port Authority to stack shipping containers seven stories high, ensuring the Grand Cayman has enough storage capacity for the next 20 years, according to port director Clement Reid.

Enterprise City campus first phase approved

A $39 million plan for the first phase of the Cayman Enterprise City campus was approved by the Central Planning Authority this week.
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Doggie day care center concept drives neighbors barking mad

Plans for a “doggie day care center” on land close to the airport have been rejected by the Central Planning Authority after neighbors raised concerns about noise pollution.

Beach upgrades, slots for vendors approved

Plans for upgrades to Public Beach, including volleyball and beach soccer courts, as well as huts for beach vendors and designated spots for food trucks, were approved this week.

Dart tunnel extension approved

The Dart group’s plans to extend the new West Bay Road underpass have been approved at the second attempt – paving the way for a five-star hotel project that could bridge the road.

Mental health facility approved

Plans for a cluster of cottages to be developed as a residential mental health facility have been approved by the Central Planning Authority.

Rum Point luxury condo project aims to tap into island’s eastern promise

A luxury condo project planned for Rum Point could lead a new wave of tourism development in the eastern districts, according to developer Joe Imparato.

New homes and retail plaza approved

Plans for a $25 million plaza on West Bay Road, featuring a mix of shops, restaurants and apartments have been approved by the Central Planning Authority. The Grove will feature six buildings surrounding a landscaped park and courtyard, according to architect Robert Johnson.

10-story pageant beach hotel approved

Plans for a 10-story, five-star resort at the site of the old Pageant Beach hotel were approved by the Central Planning Authority Wednesday.
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East End shooting range approved

Plans for a $1.45 million commercial shooting range in East End have been given the green light by the Central Planning Authority.

Dart revives Camana Bay hotel plan

The Dart group has revived plans for a five-star hotel on Seven Mile Beach – incorporating the current site of the Royal Palms bar.

EDITORIAL – ‘Matchstick homes’: A clear and present danger in Cayman

To prevent future conflagrations – and possible deadly tragedies – officials from relevant departments must step up to ensure that every dwelling in these islands is safe for human habitation.

Healing domes planned for hurricane-hit Mariners Cove

A new beachfront “healing resort” featuring dome-shaped guest villas is planned for the old Mariners Cove site in Prospect, which was swept away during Hurricane Ivan.

Dart makes new tunnel extension bid

The Dart group has submitted a new application to extend the length of the tunnel it is building on West Bay Road.

Planning Authority explains Dart tunnel denial

The Dart group failed to demonstrate sufficient reason to justify extending the underpass it is building on West Bay Road, the Central Planning Authority wrote in a single-line explanation of its decision to reject the application.

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