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Development plan SXM September 2012 Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Public Hearing
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  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac

    Public Hearing

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Welcome by the initiator of this public hearing

    Minister Maurice Lake:

    Ministry of Public Housing,

    Spatial Planning, Environment

    and Infrastructure

    On behalf of Minister

    Lake we welcome you at this

    meeting to discuss the

    Preliminary Draft Development

    Plans: Cay Hill- Little Bay &

    Cul de Sac

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac, September 9, 2014

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Welcome by the hosts of this meeting

    • Louis Brown: Acting Secretary General VROMI

    • Emmalexis Velasquez: PR officer VROMI

    • Thijs Sommers: Project Leader VROMI

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  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Agenda

    • General explanation about the Development Plans

    • Topics Preliminary Draft Development Plans:

    • Infrastructure

    • Tourism and recreation

    • Commercial and public facilities

    • Residential

    • Agriculture

    • Nature and landscape

    • Cultural history and archeology

    • General remarks and Preliminary Draft Map

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 4 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Purpose of a Development Plan

    • Legal framework for possible future development

    • To designate and/or reserve land for desired use

    • To prevent undesired development

    • To offer legal security to residents about future development

    It‟s not an „Action Plan‟; it‟s a framework plan

    And, we will make it in consultation with you

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 5 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 5 of 55

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    How does it work?

    A Development Plans contains:

    A map with zoning designations;

    Regulations: land use

    and building regulations;

    Elucidation: what, why and how

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 6 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 6 of 55

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Scope of a Development Plan

    • It is a framework plan: reserve space in terms of zoning with a

    scope of 10 years

    • Not an action plan, a development plan does not include:

    • Maintenance policies

    • Detailed designs of roads, public facilities etc.

    • Above mentioned issues are also important, but should be

    addressed in other plans/ policies with a different scope

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 7 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 7 of 55

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Process to follow

    September 2012: Points of

    Departure (presentation on gov.

    website)

    February 2013: from starting

    points to development plan

    (presentation on gov. website)

    Tonight: Public Hearing Preliminary

    Draft Development Plan

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 8 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 8 of 55

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Goal of this Public Hearing

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014

    Public Hearing of the preliminary draft development plans as

    prescribed by the National Ordinance on Spatial Development

    Planning (Article 4.1)

    • Everyone can express their views and concerns regarding this

    preliminary draft development plan

    • The outcome of this public hearing will be taken into account and

    the draft development plan will be put on public review

    accordingly

    One combined presentation about two separate preliminary

    draft development plans, namely Cay Hill- Little Bay and Cul de Sac

    Slide 9 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 9 of 55

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    2ᶰᵈ public meeting recap

    Some of the issues discussed:

    • Traffic congestion and new road links

    • “Village centers”

    • Emilio Wilson Estate

    • Flooding issues/ water management

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 10 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 10 of 55

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Preliminary Draft Development Plans

    Main topics:

    • Traffic

    • Tourism and recreation

    • Commercial and public facilities

    • Residential

    • Agriculture

    • Nature and landscape

    • Cultural history and archeology

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 11 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 11 of 55

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Preliminary Draft Development Plans

    Main topics:

    • Traffic

    • Tourism and recreation

    • Commercial and public facilities

    • Residential

    • Agriculture

    • Nature, landscape and water

    • Cultural history and archeology

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 12 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 12 of 55

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Traffic

    • “Traffic” zoning designation for

    existing main roads

    • “Traffic” zoning designation for

    new main roads: Link 2, Link 4,

    Link 6, Link 7 based on

    comprehensive road network

    plan (1994)

    • Secondary roads are part of the

    underlying zoning designations

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 13 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 13 of 55

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    Traffic, Link 2

    • Traffic zoning designation for Link 2: connection from Zagersgut

    Road to L.B. Scott Road, to relieve the junction of Churchill

    Roundabout

    • Below: draft design Link 2

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 15 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 14 of 55

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Traffic, Link 6

    • Link 6: Connection from Cul de Sac to Dutch Quarter

    • The eastern part, will lead from the Bethlehem Estate to

    Waymouth Estate. This section consists of a new road in the

    adjacent Development Plan of Dutch Quarter;

    • the road connection continues over the hill, to LB Scott Road,

    along the existing Mildrum Road, which needs to be upgraded

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 15 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 15 of 55

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Traffic, Link 6

    • In the development plan: reserve space of 30 meters for Link 6 for

    further detailing

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 15 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 16 of 55

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Traffic, Link 7 and Link 4

    • Link 7: parallel road/

    alternative to L.b. Scott

    Road; connects with

    existing road network in

    St. Peters in the north

    and links up with Link 4

    and Link 2

    • Link 4 is an upgrade and

    extension of existing

    G.A. Arnell Rd.

    (old Cake House Rd.)

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 15 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 17 of 55

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Preliminary Draft Development Plans

    Main topics:

    • Traffic

    • Tourism and recreation

    • Commercial and public facilities

    • Residential

    • Agriculture

    • Nature, landscape and water

    • Cultural history and archeology

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 23 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 18 of 55

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    Tourism and recreation

    • Zoning designation “Recreation- Stay over tourism”, for resorts

    including associated facilities

    • Solitary hotels and guesthouse: part of other land use

    designations, mainly “Center” areas

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 24 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 19 of 55

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    Tourism and recreation

    • Land use designation for touristic development west of Little Bay

    pond (based on existing planning permit)

    • Land use designation for additional touristic development south

    of Little Bay Pond, conditional to certain requirements: e.g. public

    accessibility of the beach

    • Zoning designation “Recreation- Beach” in order to preserve the

    beach (translation of Beach Policy)

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 24 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 20 of 55

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Preliminary Draft Development Plans

    Main topics:

    • Traffic

    • Tourism and recreation

    • Commercial and public facilities

    • Residential

    • Agriculture

    • Nature, landscape and water

    • Cultural history and archeology

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 30 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 21 of 55

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Commercial and public facilities

    • Proposed “Commercial Centre” in the area around Churchill

    Roundabout , as far as the planned Link 2

    • Central location, important infrastructural node, accessibility will

    be further improved by means of Link 2

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 32 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 22 of 55

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Commercial and public facilities

    • Cluster of public/social facilities and related functions in a green and

    suburban setting around Welgelegen Road

    • Facilitated by zoning designation for sports, social, mixed and

    commercial functions

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 32 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 23 of 55

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Commercial and public facilities

    • Cluster of (secondary) schools in

    Cul de Sac area; existing schools

    are facilitated by “Social” zoning

    designation

    • Concentration of schools adds to

    congestion in the Cul de Sac area

    • Strive for a better spatial

    distribution of (secondary) schools

    in the future, to be facilitated in

    terms of zoning in other plan areas

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 32 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 23 of 55

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Commercial and public facilities

    • Reserve space for “Village Heart”: commercial-, public functions

    and recreational space centralized around proposed nodes;

    • Stimulates social cohesion and the quality of life, and will

    contribute to limiting traffic movements

    • Facilitated within “Centre” zoning designation

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 33 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 24 of 55

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay

    Main topics:

    • Traffic

    • Airport

    • Tourism and recreation

    • Commercial and public facilities

    • Residential

    • Nature, landscape and water

    • Cultural history and archeology

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 34 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 25 of 55

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Residential

    • Three different kind of residential zoning designations:

    • Category 1: W -1: < 50m

    • Category 2: W - 2: > 50m

    • Category 3: W - U „To be detailed‟

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 35 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 26 of 55

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Residential

    • W-1 “Residential-1”: lower lying areas (< 50 meter altitude)

    • No minimum lot size

    • Maximum building density of 40%

    • Maximum building height of 10m.

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 35 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 27 of 55

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    Residential

    • W-2 “Residential-2”: higher areas (> 50 meter altitude)

    • Minimum lot size and maximum building density based on

    elevation and slope of the area (translation of Hillsides Policy)

    • Maximum building height of 6,5m

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 35 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 28 of 55

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    Residential

    • W-U “Residential- to be detailed”

    • For large areas not yet built, without a planning permit, but

    that might be developed in the future

    • Subdivision plan has to be made by the developer and to be

    approved by the Minister of VROMI based on the criteria of the

    Development Plan (access, water management, etc.)

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 35 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 29 of 55

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    Residential

    General regulations:

    • All types of residential use are in principle allowed as long

    as they comply with building regulations

    • No commercial activities allowed except from home-based

    occupation such as architect or administration and small

    guesthouses, bed and breakfast

    • Parking regulations: minimum of one parking space per dwelling

    plus one additional parking space for every two bedrooms

    • Existing rights such as irrevocable planning permits

    will be respected

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 37 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 30 of 55

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Overview residential areas Cay Hill- Little Bay

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 38 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 31 of 55

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Overview residential areas Cul de Sac

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 38 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 32 of 55

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay

    Main topics:

    • Traffic

    • Tourism and recreation

    • Commercial and public facilities

    • Residential

    • Agriculture

    • Nature, landscape and water

    • Cultural history and archeology

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 39 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 33 of 55

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Agriculture

    • Small scale agriculture in principle allowed in every zoning

    designation, also encouraged for (temporary) use of empty lots

    • Exemption can be granted for livestock farming, under certain

    conditions, the farm must not disproportionately affect the

    residential and living environment of the adjacent lands

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 40 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 34 of 55

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Agriculture

    • Area in Reward designated specifically for agricultural purposes,

    is partially already in use as such

    • For livestock and/or an agricultural station

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 40 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 35 of 55

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay

    Main topics:

    • Traffic

    • Tourism and recreation

    • Commercial and public facilities

    • Residential

    • Agriculture

    • Nature, landscape and water

    • Cultural history and archeology

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 39 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 36 of 55

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Nature, landscape and water: Little Bay Pond

    • Little Bay Pond: important for water

    management (stormwater buffer) and

    ecology.

    • Zoning designation of

    “Water- Natural value” for the pond and

    “Nature” for shores (mangroves)

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 40 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 37 of 55

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Nature, landscape and water: green hills

    • Preserve higher slopes of

    green hills, also within the

    adjacent Development Plan

    Hillside Conservation Areas

    • Because of landscape and

    ecological value, buffer for

    rainwater and prevention of

    erosion

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 40 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 38 of 55

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Nature, landscape and water: Water management

    • In the development plans various measures regarding the

    water management

    • Regulations for: flood prone areas, runoff water, natural gutters

    and water retention sites

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 40 of 54

    Flooding of Emilio Wilson Estate in 2005Area at risk of flooding (Unesco-IHE, 2006)Un

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  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Nature, landscape and water: Water management

    • Regulations for flood prone areas: minimum elevation of ground

    floor height

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 40 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 40 of 55

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Nature, landscape and water: Water management

    • Regulations for run-off water: water management plan one of

    the criteria for new subdivisions in the areas zoned as

    “Residential - to be detailed”

    • Focus on retention/storage of water instead of fast discharge

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 40 of 54

    Example of on-site water retention

    provisions (Planning Department

    Grand Cayman)

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  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Nature, landscape and water: Water management

    • Protection of natural gutters by means of double zoning

    “Water management”

    • Space reservation for water detention sites by means of double

    zoning “Water management”: Ball Park and Emilio Wilson

    Estate

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 40 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 42 of 55

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Nature, landscape and water: Water management

    • Water detention site: to manage water quantity, protect lower

    laying areas against flooding

    • No permanent water, only limited period of time during extreme

    rainfall, other use during normal circumstances

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 40 of 54

    Proposed detention sites: Emilio

    Wilson Park and Ball field

    (Unesco -IHE, 2008)

    Examples of detentions sites in use as park/ public space and sports field in

    respectively USA and Japan (Pennsylvania environmental found on

    http://www.stormwaterpa.org/basin_retrofit/index.html, 2014

    and Rijkswaterstaat, Riza, 2006)

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  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay

    Main topics:

    • Traffic

    • Airport

    • Tourism and recreation

    • Commercial and public facilities

    • Residential

    • Agriculture

    • Nature, landscape and water

    • Cultural history and archeology

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 44 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 44 of 55

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    Cultural history, monuments

    • Designated monuments are protected

    via the Monument Ordinance and

    marked on the map of the Development

    Plan (awareness function)

    • Remnants of Ebenezer Plantation and

    Mary‟s Fancy Plantation: could be

    restored/developed into a small park

    close to and supplementary to the

    proposed “village hearts”, within the

    “Green- Park” zoning designation

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 45 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 45 of 55

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    Cultural history, monuments

    • Remnants of sugar plantation complexes

    Industry and Rockland/ Golden Rock on

    property known as Emilio Wilson Estate

    • Lower part zoned as “Green- Park”, allows

    for activities such as market/ fair and

    associated facilities (e.g. restaurant)

    • Area of 6 ha. adjacent to St. Johns Estate

    reserved for low density development

    (approx. 15 dwellings) within “Residential-

    to be detailed” zoning designation

    • Space reservation for Link 7 within

    “Traffic” zoning designation

    • “Nature” zoning designation for area

    above Link 7 within adjacent development

    plan Hillside Conservation areas

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 45 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 46 of 55

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Archeological value

    • Double zoning with Value- Archeological:

    • For areas with a expected high archeological value, such as locations of

    former plantations

    • Development might only be allowed if the archeological value is not at stake

    • Evaluation by VROMI specialist; field research and preservation of artifacts

    might be required in some occasions

    • The Minister may entirely or partly remove the Value- Archeological zoning

    from the map if, on the basis of archaeological investigation, no

    archeological values were found to be present.

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 47 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 47 of 55

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay

    Main topics:

    • Traffic

    • Tourism and recreation

    • Commercial and public facilities

    • Residential

    • Agriculture

    • Nature, landscape and water

    • Cultural history and archeology

    • General remarks and Preliminary Draft Map

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 48 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 48 of 55

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    General remark: existing situations

    What if existing situation (building and/or usage, or building permit)

    is different from the Development Plan?

    -> Situation can be maintained, if:

    • it was legally put there, and;

    • it was already there before publication of Draft Development plan

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 49 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 49 of 55

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    General remark: preparatory resolution

    • Preparatory resolution “Hillside Areas” is in effect for all the areas

    in Sint Maarten above the 50 meter altitude, which includes a

    significant part of the Cay Hill- Little Bay and Cul de Sac

    Development Plans

    • Building and/or civil work permits might only be issued if they

    comply with the Development Plans in preparation

    • Information is available on the government website:

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 50 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 50 of 55

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  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Preliminary Draft Map Cay Hill- Little Bay

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  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Preliminary Draft Map Cul de Sac

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  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    What is next?

    Public Review of the Draft

    Development Plans.

    Everyone is invited to review and

    submit their written objections

    (if any) to the Minister of VROMI

    Will be announced through the local

    news media shortly, stay tuned!

    Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plan Simpson Bay, February 25, 2014 Slide 53 of 54 Public Hearing Preliminary Draft Development Plans Cay Hill- Little Bay & Cul de Sac Slide 54 of 55

  • Development plan SXM – September 2012

    Thank you for your attention

    Questions, comments?

    This presentation will be uploaded to:

    www.sintmaartengov.org > Ministry of Public Housing,

    Spatial Planning, Environment & Infrastructure >

    Zoning/ Development Plans

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