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New law changes way SDOs are approved

Special development orders will no longer have to be scrutinised by MPs under legislation tabled today. Walter Roban, the home affairs minister, tabled the Development and Planning Amendment Act 2021 which he said aims to increase environmental protection while also […]

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Environmental groups object to John Smith’s Bay concrete plan

Environmental groups have balked at a plan to fill in a cave at John Smith’s Bay as part of a coastal protection effort. But Government has defended the project, arguing that it will reduce potentially hazardous erosion. According to the […]

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Groups oppose Bermudiana Beach funicular plans

Plans to install a funicular at the Bermudiana Beach Resort have sparked objections from environmental groups. Both the Bermuda National Trust and the Bermuda Audubon Society have filed objections to the scheme. The BNT said the project went against the Bermuda […]

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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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