(CMR) The Central Planning Authority will be appealing a recent court ruling that quashed its approval for the rebuilding of a cabana and seawall on Boggy Sand Road. It appears that a special meeting was called to decide on the matter just one week after the Grand Court decision was made public.
In the landmark ruling on 23 August 2022, the Grand Court confirmed that the National Conservation Act (2013) provides the National Conservation Council (NCC) with the ability to direct government bodies in circumstances where actions could have an adverse effect on protected areas or species. However, the CPA does not agree with this ruling.
Cayman's National Conservation Council sought the court's intervention after the Central Planning Authority granted approval for a project to rebuild the cabana and seawall despite the Council's recommendation that the project not be allowed.
According to the minutes of a meeting held on 30 August 2022, the members were advised by the Director that confirmation was received from the Chief Officer that sufficient funding was available to progress the appeal if the CPA was so minded.