Aster PAD accredited in face of authorized problem

Aster PAD approved in face of legal challenge

Aerial view of Aster hospital location

(CNS): The proposed project for another medical tourism city, this time in West Bay, has been approved by the Central Planning Authority, despite the fact that the deal the developers struck with the government is subject to judicial review. While the PAD approval does not give Aster Cayman MedCity permission to begin construction of any of the buildings, it has paved the way for the landowners to begin clearing the near 40-acre site, half of which is mangrove wetlands. With a pending legal action that could derail the hospital, conservationists worry that this could see West Bay lose a swathe of important wetland habitat for a project that does not go ahead.

Following the green light from the CPA, Gene Thompson, the local project director for the development, said the team was pleased to hear the application had been successful.

“This confirmation covers the decision of the approval of the application. We now await the…