NCC confirms want for EIA on Dart PAD

Cayman News Service

Aerial view of new Dart PAD development in West Bay, from DoE screening document

(CNS): The application by the islands’ largest landowner and property developer for a 157-acre planned area development (PAD) in West Bay, which is expected to go before the Central Planning Authority in the near future, will require an environmental impact assessment (EIA) before approval. The National Conservation Council has ratified the Department of Environment’s recommendation for the EIA because of a catalogue of issues, including the scale and density, arising from this proposed project by the Dart-owned company, Crymble Landholdings.

This will provide the opportunity for public consultation on the proposal for another ‘new town’, which has raised significant concerns in the local community due to the environmental threats and the removal of coastal access, with little, if any, evident benefits for the wider district.

The DoE has found that the proposed development would…