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PlanCayman: Advancing the Vision Through Community Engagement

George Town, Grand Cayman 20th May, 2024. As part of the ongoing commitment to transparent and inclusive planning, the Central Planning Authority (CPA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Planning, Agriculture, Housing, Infrastructure, Transportation and Development (PAHIT&D), the Department of Planning (DoP), and the Ministry of Sustainability and Climate Resiliency (MSCR), is pleased to announce updated public consultation sessions for: “‘Plan Cayman” The National Development Plan, Planning Statement.

What is PlanCayman?

PlanCayman is the name for Cayman’s long-range comprehensive development plan, which will be used to guide physical development and overall land use in the Cayman Islands. It is comprised of three key elements:

 *   Planning Statement: A high-level policy defining land use zones and identifying land use priorities for Cayman.
 *   Area Plans and Zoning Map: Detailed policies for different locations in Cayman and map assigning land use zones.
 *   Development and Planning Regulations: Legislation to support the Planning Statement, Area Plans, and Zoning Map.

At this stage, we are inviting feedback on the updated Planning Statement document, which is the first phase of the development plan review process. This document has been drafted to incorporate the policies previously identified within the National Planning Framework (NPF) document. This consultation is just one stage in the Development Plan review process, which will also include the preparation of a series of Area Plans, each of which will be made available for public consultation.

In-Person Public Consultations Schedule:

 *   West Bay:                June 4, Sir John A Cumber Primary School, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 *   George Town:         June 6, George Town Constitution Hall, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 *   Savannah:                June 10, Savannah United Church, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 *   Bodden Town:        June 13, Bodden Town Church of God, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 *   North Side:              July 4, Edna Moyle Primary School, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 *   Cayman Brac:         July 8, Aston Rutty Centre, Cayman Brac, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 *   Little Cayman         July 15, Little Cayman Beach Resort, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 *   East End                   July 18, William Allen McLaughlin Civic Centre, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Virtual Public Consultation: via CIG Facebook live and CIG You Tube live.

 *   All Islands:              July 18, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

We encourage all residents from Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman to participate in these critical discussions. Your insights and feedback are crucial as we strive to refine the framework of Plan Cayman to ensure effective support for sustainable development across our islands.

For more details on the consultation schedule and how you can get involved, please visit our website at

The closing date for comments on the Planning Statement is July 30 2024


The Development Plan, referred to as PlanCayman is a long-range comprehensive policy which will be used to guide physical development and the overall use of land in the Cayman Islands. The primary objective of the Development Plan is to maintain and enhance the economy, society and environment of the Cayman Islands. It is intended that the policy and strategy for the Islands is flexible enough to accommodate individual requirements, special circumstances and changing conditions while also ensuring that all development seeks to balance and integrate social, environmental and economic considerations to meet the needs of the nation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Achieving a sustainable economy requires collaboration between the government, businesses, community and individuals. As such, a priority for PlanCayman is to encourage better coordination and cooperation among all interested persons and entities

About the Department of Planning: The Department of Planning is charged with the responsibility of supporting the Central Planning Authority and Development Control Board in regulating all forms of physical development in the Cayman Islands.

About the Ministry of Planning, Agriculture, Housing, Infrastructure, Transport & Development (PAHITD):  Under the guidance of Hon. Minister Johany ”Jay” Ebanks, The Ministry of PAHIT&D is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and economic prosperity of the Cayman Islands through comprehensive planning, sustainable agriculture, efficient housing solutions, and critical infrastructure development. Our mission is to create a resilient and thriving future for all residents and visitors.


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