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Burch takes own counsel on ATVs

A government minister rejected advice from civil servants to block all-terrain vehicle tours on the Railway Trail, a court heard. The Supreme Court heard yesterday in a civil case that Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch, the public works minister, overruled technical officers […]

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The Draft Bermuda Plan 2018

View the Draft Bermuda Plan 2018 which is the new operational development plan for the entire Island from the 3rd December 2018:

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Plan emphasises protection of conserved land

Most of the rezoning proposals sent as part of the development of a draft Bermuda Plan want the removal of conservation protections, it has been revealed. The Department of Planning said more than 200 rezoning proposals were received as part […]

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Government intervenes over Shelly Bay

The Government made an about-turn last night on plans to house beach concessions in old shipping containers on Shelly Bay Beach. Jamahl Simmons, the Minister of Economic Development and Tourism, confirmed that the Bermuda Tourism Authority plans for Shelly Bay […]

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Petition Launched Over ATV Tour Proposal

BEST is asking anyone who hasn’t already objected to the ATV tour proposal to sign a petition sheet, which is available at a number of locations. A spokesperson said, “In November 2017, the Ministry of Public Works invited public comment […]

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Protect our Parks Petition

PROTECT OUR PARKS In November 2017, the Ministry of Public Works invited public comment on the proposal to permit All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) tours in the West End: along the Western railway trail and into Scaur Hill and Hog Bay […]

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Burch defends Hollis conservation role

The appointment of one of the men behind a controversial quad bike business to a conservation body is not a conflict of interest, a minister said yesterday. Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch was speaking as a new coalition opposed to the ATV […]

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ATV tour organiser handed conservation role

One of the men behind a controversial plan to run commercial quad bike tours in protected areas of the West End has been appointed to a conservation advisory body. Shane Hollis was made a member of the National Parks Commission […]

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Green groups attack decision to trial ATVs

Bermuda’s environmental groups have berated a decision greenlighting commercial quad bike tours on the Railway Trail in the West End. Jonathan Starling, executive director at Greenrock, said the group was “profoundly disappointed” by the announcement. Mr Starling said: “We believe […]

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