Government notes objections to Fairmont Southampton SDO

An “early objection” by a conservation charity to proposed residential units at the Fairmont Southampton resort has been noted, a home affairs ministry spokesman said. He added that no formal application had been received from the developer, but residents will […]

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DAB rejects controversial Southlands plan

The Development Applications Board has rejected a proposal to build an events lawn and parking area at Southlands. While the Bermuda Housing Corporation has said the project was essential to the success of the neighbouring Bermudiana Beach Resort, the proposal […]

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Planners say Southlands parking lot should be refused

Plans to turn a portion of Southlands into a parking area and events lawn have been recommended for refusal over “deficiencies” in the submission. The plan, submitted last year, was intended to support the neighbouring Bermudiana Beach Resort as well […]

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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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Event to focus on importance of seagrass beds

A conservationist will speak about the importance of seagrass beds at an event later this week. Sarah Manuel, the Government’s senior marine conservation officer, will also discuss green turtles, as part of an eco lunch and learn series. Sponsored by […]

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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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Communicating Climate Science’ On January 26

Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] and Bermuda College will be hosting an Eco Lunch & Learn presentation on Thursday [Jan 26] from 1.00pm to 2.00pm. A spokesperson said, “The community are invited to attend our first Eco Lunch & Learn presentation of 2023. […]

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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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