Most Read Contributor in Cayman Islands, September 2016
Government will follow its usual criteria in evaluating and
responding to a coastal works application from Crymble Landholding
Ltd., a Dart company, for permission to conduct site investigation
works in an area located north of the Kimpton Hotel construction
site on Seven Mile Beach.
The site investigation works include removing samples of
submerged beachrock at the shoreline and immediately offshore, via
excavation if required; and a trial of construction
Dart's application, which was submitted to the Ministry
today (Thursday, 3 March), states that Dart has identified the land
north of the Kimpton as the selected site for a new five-start
resort. The beachrock samples would inform a second application for
the proposed main project execution, for the removal of the
Noting the public interest in the application and proposed
works, Environment Minister Wayne Panton said that all coastal
works applications are subjected to a set evaluation process that
begins with analysis by the Ministry's technical experts,
including persons in the Department of Environment (DoE).
'Dart made a presentation to caucus on Monday, 22 February,
to explain what they are seeking to do', he said. 'Now that
the formal application has been received, it will be evaluated by
the Ministry's policy officer for completeness; and public
notification will be ensured through the normal publication process
for two consecutive weeks, and the requisite 21-day comment
'In the meantime the Technical Review Committee, consisting
of the DoE scientists and staff, will review the application and
subsequently make their recommendations in a report to
Cabinet', Minister Panton said. 'Only then will Cabinet
make its decision on the application, based upon the merits of the
application and the review process'.
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