(CNS): At a meeting Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 30, the Central Planning Agency (CPA) will appeal Judge Alistair Walters’ decision on the National Protection Council’s authority to direct the rejection of plans in certain circumstances. decided. ‘bogie sand caseHaving pitted two government agencies against each other to clarify the law, it is now taking an overtly political turn.
CNS has reached out to all parties, including Planning Minister Jay Ebanks, who have directly challenged the government’s policies led by Prime Minister Wayne Panton and Sustainability Minister, and awaits a response. The Ministry of Sustainability and Climate Resilience has confirmed receipt of our inquiry, and officials say they are in the process of responding.
The minutes of a special meeting held to discuss the issue were posted on the Planning Office’s website Friday morning. The documentation states: Cayman Islands Court of Appeal.
The minutes also stated that the CPA said from Planning Director Haroon Pandohie and from Planning Department Chief Executive Eric Bush, “If the CPA thinks so, then sufficient funds are available to proceed with the appeal.” He said that he was advised that he had received confirmation that there was.
A judicial review was brought about by the NCC when the CPA ignored an order denying planning permission for the Boggy Sand Beach property, which poses a threat to the marine park. But the court’s findings had broader implications.
This legal decision is ongoing between the NCC and the Planning Commission over the authority of the NCC to make decisions within the National Conservation Act when certain species or habitats are threatened by problematic development. It was intended to resolve conflicts between This has always been the fundamental purpose of the law. passed parliament In December 2013, Pantone, who was Environment Minister in the PPM-led coalition government at the time,
Despite an already unprecedented and embarrassing situation for the Government, the CPA’s decision to reach the Court of Appeal raises far more questions about the Cabinet’s collective responsibility and the Planning Minister’s support for government policy. I am throwing
Bringing disputes to judicial review may have seemed reasonable to help the CPA manage appeals to the Planning Appeals Tribunal by applicants denied planning permits as a result of directions from the NCC. not.
But challenging that clarity means that the CPA has gone beyond the need to protect itself when planning appeals. A politically appointed commission is now backed by the current government to challenge the law, but more importantly its policy on sustainable development.
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See CPA Minutes at central nervous system librarywas published on Friday.