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Fairmont SDO changes just ‘tokenism’ – National Trust

“Tokenism” is at play in the revised special development order for the Fairmont Southampton resort, the Bermuda National Trust has charged. Karen Border, the executive director of the environmental charity, said that the scaling down of the SDO fell short of the […]

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‘This development is not in Bermuda’s national interest’

Government ministers and senators have been urged to reject controversial plans to redevelop the Fairmont Southampton hotel. Environmental groups wrote a letter to the politicians arguing that the development was not “reasonable or complementary”. They also accused the Government of […]

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How modern life is making men infertile

We all know that man-made chemicals are wreaking havoc on the planet. But a new study warns about the impact of chemicals – found in most of our shopping bags – on our fertility. Dr Shanna Swan, an environmental and […]

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Southlands parking lot plans scrapped

Plans to build a parking lot on a portion of Southlands National Park have been scrapped, although developers are still hoping to create an events lawn in the area. The proposed parking lot and events lawn, to be built adjacent […]

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Housing Corporation appeals Southlands plan rejection

A controversial proposal to build a parking lot and events lawn at Southlands, which was rejected by the Development Applications Board, will go before Walter Roban, the Minister of Home Affairs for consideration. The DAB rejected the application last month and the […]

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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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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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