Why & How
The Cayman Islands are changing. From the “Islands that time forgot” in the 1950s Grand Cayman is now a major financial centre and tourism destination that has experienced rapid population growth. Significant development continues to take place throughout Grand Cayman with new homes, hotels, office buildings and the construction of new roads and other supporting infrastructure.
Few communities have seen their population grow at the rate experienced in Grand Cayman since the 1950’s. There are 8,000 more people living in the Cayman Islands than there were just 5 years ago and the Islands’ estimated total resident population of 63,415 (Autumn 2017) is the highest ever recorded. The Cayman Islands has one of the highest rates of migration in the world and now supports more than 130 nationalities. This has a huge impact on the environment, infrastructure and community of the Cayman Islands.
How we got here…
The starting point for PlanCayman is formed by the goals and objectives that you have identified during the public outreach programmes of previous Development Plan reviews. Please see the History of Cayman’s Development Plans. These goals and objectives have been compiled into the National Planning Framework.
The previous outreach programmes and documents consulted include, but were not limited to:
THIS DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO GUIDE THE FUTURE OF GRAND CAYMAN.