Pageant Beach proposal gets initial nod from CPA

| 17/10/2017 | 4 Comments
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Pageant Beach development proposal

(CNS Business): A  proposal to build a ten-storey hotel on the Pageant Beach site in George Town has been given initial approval by the Central Planning Authority after the project was granted outline planning permission last month. Despite a number of objections from residents, largely at the neighbouring Poinsettia Condos, according to the minutes of the meeting, the CPA was “of the view” that the objections “did not raise grounds to refuse outline permission for the basic concept of allowing a hotel on the site which is zoned Hotel/Tourism”.

There are a number of conditions for HHG, the developers of the site, to meet before the project breaks ground, as the CPA pointed out that at this stage the development has only received outline permission. This means the project will still need to go through a more detailed preview after they submit an application for full planning permission, which will be considered within five years from the date of this initial decision.

The CPA said that the  site is zoned Hotel/Tourism and the proposed hotel is “consistent with the basic strategies and objectives” of the 1997 Development Plan and supported by  the Department of Tourism. The Department of Environment has also cleared the way for the project without the need of an environmental impact assessment, since the developers have already modified the proposal following a meeting with conservation experts.

The Pageant Beach development, with more than 400 rooms, is the larger by far of two proposed hotel developments for the George Town waterfront. NCB Investments is also proposing a 60-room boutique hotel on the former Tree House site, which the CPA granted planning permission for in the summer.

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Category: Construction, Local Business, Stay-over tourism, Tourism

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  1. Has anyone considered the huge impact this will have on the traffic flow?What with the smaller hotel right next door I can see a bigger nightmare re traffic than is in place now.Its getting time for some serious revision re traffic flow in and around GT .Harbour drive at worst should be ONE way only going north.Whoo Wee this will be interesting to see unfold.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Its about 260 rooms too big for that site. But other than that….

  3. Anonymous says:

    I mean seriously… don’t we have enough hotels…. talk about a concrete jungle SMB has become….. nothing left for the locals!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I bet Dart can’t wait to buy this!

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