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Best concern amid claims of misuse of land

Opinion by Kim Smith, Executive Director, BEST – The Royal Gazette Apr. 9 2024 Industrial activity being carried out on land that is not zoned for that use is happening more frequently that you might imagine. Bermuda is a very […]

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Take action on the Fairmont Southampton SDO

We urge you to respond to the current application by West End Properties (Gencom) for an SDO at the Fairmont Southampton property. An SDO is required because the requested development would be refused under the policies of the Bermuda Plan […]

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Trust urges public to oppose Southampton Princess SDO

A conservation charity urged residents today to speak out against a proposal for almost 150 residential units at the Fairmont Southampton resort. The Bermuda National Trust, in a letter signed by its executive director, Karen Border, said that the properties […]

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Government disbands body set up to help protect national parks

An advisory body set up to protect Bermuda’s national parks from overdevelopment has been disbanded by the Government. One former member of the National Parks Commission has expressed concern that planning applications could now be rubber-stamped by authorities without any […]

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Survey launched to gauge awareness of planning rules

An alliance of environmental advocacy groups have launched an online survey to gauge public awareness of Bermuda’s planning policies. The survey, launched by the Planning Applications Review Team, questions participants on their thoughts on coastal development, the use of brownfield sites […]

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Survey Launched On Bermuda’s Protected Areas

Photo courtesy of NASA. The Planning Applications Review Team [PART] has launched an online survey to “gauge our community’s awareness, interest, and concern regarding protected areas in Bermuda.” A spokesperson said, “The Planning Applications Review Team [PART], is an alliance […]

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Planned development puts Devonshire Marsh at risk

Letter to the editor, The Royal Gazette, Dec. 2, 2022 KAREN BORDER, Bermuda National Trust | JANICE HETZEL, Bermuda Audubon Society | KIM SMITH, Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce Dear Sir, Bermuda’s environmental organisations continue to do all we can to […]

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Land at Riddell’s Bay officially declared nature reserve

A swath of the former Riddell’s Bay Golf Course has officially become a nature reserve, according to a government notice. A total of 16.6 acres on the southwestern portion of the land has been designated a nature reserve under a […]

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Stop order on Shark Hole project lifted as building conditions met

A stop notice on work on a home in Shark Hole has been lifted, the Government said today. The notice was originally filed on July 22 by the Department of Planning relating to a property on Harrington Sound Road, in the Shark […]

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