Ten Storeys: Setbacks and Other Restrictions

A recent decision of the Grand Court to overturn the grant by the Central Planning Authority of permission for a ten storey apartment block on Seven Mile Beach has affirmed the relevance of the 1997 Development Plan within Cayman's development and planning regime and in so doing has cast doubt over the Central Planning Authority's ability to effectively deal with 'high rise' developments exceeding seven storeys in height.
The Grand Court decision of Mr Justice Seymour Panton (Acting) in Grand View Strata Corporation v The Planning Appeals Tribunal and ors (unreported) 8 April 2016 adds to the small but growing and increasingly important list of development and planning law cases. The decision also serves to highlight issues arising at the confluence of large scale development and aging planning legislation.


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