CPA considers 437-lot improvement beside Central Mangrove Wetland

CPA considers 437-lot development beside Central Mangrove Wetland


Protesters gather outside the Glass House on 28 April to call for the protection of local mangroves. – Photo: Alvaro Serey

Developers on Wednesday presented the Central Planning Authority with plans to build 437 house lots beside the Central Mangrove Wetland area of northern Bodden Town.

A small group of protesters gathered at the Glass House, next door to the Government Administration Building, where the CPA was holding its meeting. The demonstrators were calling for the protection of local mangroves.

Also in opposition to the proposed development by Lookout Holdings was the National Trust, which owns an adjacent property to the site.

Catherine Childs, representing the National Trust at the CPA hearing on Wednesday, 28 April, said, “We suggest that this is a great place to draw a line in the sand – or in the mud – about where we are going with developing or not developing. Let’s say as a community, as an island, that we will protect this important wetland. Make this the…