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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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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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