Curious about new construction

| 05/04/2017

What is being built on the beach in front of Bodden Town Cemetery?

Auntie’s answer: I can help point you in the right direction for this question but you are going to have to do a bit of research to get the answer you seek. I did first ask the Ministry of Planning for guidance.

I have been told that the construction you are wondering about is on private property, so nothing specifically to do with the ministry.

Since you say construction has already begun, there should be plans for the site on file with the Department of Planning (244-6501), which is located in the Government Administration Building (GAB). However, if you want to view those plans, you really need to go to that office armed with the block and parcel number of the property. That information is available through the Lands and Survey Department, also at the GAB. You will have to identify the land on the Registry Map and then the staff can determine the number.

Once armed with the block and parcel number, the next step would be to take that to planning to get a look at the plans. The department’s website also has a lot of very useful information, including a list, updated through February this year, of building permits issued. Going through that list will require a lot of patience, though, since it appears to be ordered simply by highest to lowest estimated project value. I recommend avoiding that headache in favour of asking the staff at planning to assist you.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Have been wondering that myself.
    Please update once you find out!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Sorry , we are on an island that takes a long time to actually join the rest of the world. Everything takes forever when dealing with gov’t services. But they are polite and respectful.

  3. Anonymous says:

    In Bodden Town district there are all sorts of properties built and others expanded vastly without Planning ever knowing.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Wow, this is called job security. The information​ should be accessible with just few clicks on keyboard. Well, in the US it is.
    Just ask the builders.