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‘Cayman Style’… What Does That Really Mean?

Section 9(1) of the Development & Planning Law (2017) Regulations (2018) states that “Applicants for permission to effect any development in a Residential zone shall ensure that the massing, scale, proportion and design of such development is consistent with the historic architectural traditions of the Islands.” The first and obvious consequence of this Regulation is … Continue reading ‘Cayman Style’… What Does That Really Mean?

Planning Consent and Building Permits in the Cayman Islands: a Primer

Here is everything one ever needs to know about the law and regulations that govern the process of obtaining planning consent and building permits in the Cayman Islands.     BUILT ENVIRONMENT DEVELOPMENT CONTROL In common with the UK, the Cayman Islands manages the development of its built environment and infrastructure by means of statutory … Continue reading Planning Consent and Building Permits in the Cayman Islands: a Primer

Do Environmental Concerns Trump Planning Consent Grants?

The relatively simple process of making application for planning consent in the Cayman Islands as provided for in the Development & Planning Law (2017) has been made considerably more complicated by the introduction of Part 7 of the National Conservation Law 2013 and which enforces the requirement that the Central Planning Authority (CPA) consider the … Continue reading Do Environmental Concerns Trump Planning Consent Grants?

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