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St George’s solar proposal criticised for greenfield site plan

A proposal to erect a solar farm in St George’s has got mixed reviews from environmental groups because of its plan to use of undeveloped land. The planning application, submitted to the Department of Planning earlier this month, proposed a […]

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Judkin Lane

Unlike the trees it replaced, this lot will provide value for only a few people for a very short time. The Minister says we need slate. But there are alternatives. There are old quarries hidden away around the island. Government […]

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Another piece of paradise allowed to be paved

Dear Sir, The Bermuda Audubon Society is very disappointed to learn that the Minister of Home Affairs, Walter Roban, has once again decided to overturn a decision of the Development Applications Board, this time to allow a private individual, Nelson […]

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Open space needs more protection, say campaigners

BEST Opinion article A coalition of environmental groups yesterday appealed to the Government to strengthen protection of nature reserves. Kim Smith, the executive director of the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce, said the island had lost “protected” land to development. In […]

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Wingate slams quarry plan

A renowned environmentalist has called for a proposed quarry in a protected area to be scrapped. David Wingate said the quarry, which would be sited on a woodland-zoned area on Judkin Lane, Hamilton Parish, was against planning policy. He said: […]

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Concerns over planning rule change

Planning applications will be more difficult to monitor because of a change to the way they are advertised, the head of an island environmental charity said. Kim Smith, the executive director of the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce, said the group […]

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We must protect our woodland reserves

RG Opinion Article by David Wingate Natural treasure: Bermuda is an island of scenic beauty and biological diversity that must be preserved If the application recently submitted for a quarrying operation on a vacant lot at 9 Judkin Lane, Hamilton […]

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Protecting our conservation zones

Dear Sir, The Bermuda Audubon Society has written to home affairs minister Walter Roban in support of the Bermuda National Trust’s appeal against the granting of the Judkin Lane quarrying application. We would like to address some misconceptions regarding the […]

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Best awarded $40,000 in court costs

An environmental charity will get more than $40,000 to pay for its legal fight against all-terrain vehicle tours. Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce was awarded court costs of $41,790.14 which will be covered by the Government of Bermuda yesterday. BEST launched […]

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