Topics – Housing2018-11-19T11:10:30+00:00

Housing

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Provide safe and comfortable housing options for all income levels while preserving high quality of life standards and a strong sense of “community” within our neighbourhoods.

Increase housing diversity to create safe, vibrant and unique neighbourhoods.

Action Points:
  • Rezone land adjacent to Agriculturally zoned land as “Estate Residential” which would reflect existing allowable densities and uses.
  • Revise regulations to include new Agriculture (AG), Estate Residential (ER), and Single-Family Residential (SFR) zones.

Provide affordable housing that is integrated both physically and socially within the surrounding community.

Action Points:
  • Review the Planning Regulations to allow for smaller lot sizes and higher densities specifically for affordable housing, throughout Grand Cayman.
  • Address the need for an Island-wide affordable housing policy, and associated implementation mechanisms.

Conduct an assessment of current residential unit capacity in order to determine the supply and distribution of residential units.

Action Points:
  • Create a forecast for long-term residential demand, and associated impacts on land use, building form, and tenure options.
  • Review and revise, where necessary, existing residential zoning categories and requirements, including the allowed uses, names of the zoning categories, and design standards therein.

Provide for and regulate home-based businesses.

Action Points:
  • Adopt clear policies that address the regulation of home-based businesses.
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Ensure residential subdivision is well designed and protects natural resources.

Residential subdivision design shall embrace Grand Cayman’s natural environment by retaining natural vegetation, key landscape features, and environmentally significant elements while controlling and retaining storm-water runoffs and protecting property from flood damage.

Action Points:
  • Create design standards for new subdivision developments which take into consideration existing landscaping, permeability, variety and connectivity with surrounding developments.
  • Update subdivision requirements to require a master grading plan and drainage plan.
  • Require the submission of a tree, native plant, and habitat survey with all subdivision applications.
  • Require developers to construct sidewalks that are sensitive to topographical and vegetative features prior to final approval of the housing scheme or subdivision.

PlanCayman Progress

Now

National Planning Framework

We are currently seeking feedback on the draft National Planning Framework

Next Steps

Area Plans

Seven Mile Beach Tourism Corridor Area Plan – Q3 2019

Future

Area Plans

Plans for other areas in Grand Cayman – 2019 and ongoing throughout Plan Period.

 

Zoning Map and Regulations

Development Guidelines and legislative version of the Plan. (TBD)

General Plan

Specific proposals and policies relating to land use throughout the Island. TBD