Cayman Islands

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Land Governance Assessment Framework (LGAF)

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    • Very Good Practice
    • Good Practice
    • Weak Practice
    • Very Weak Practice
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    Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure

    Legend: National laws adoption of the VGGT principle
    • Fully adopt
    • Partially adopt
    • Not adopted
    • Missing Value

    Note: The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (The VGGTs) were endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security in 2012.

    The "VGGT indicators" dataset has been created by Nicholas K. Tagliarino, PhD Candidate at the University of Groningen, with support from Daniel Babare and Myat Noe (LLB Students, University of Groningen). The indicators assess national laws in 50 countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America against international standards on expropriation, compensation, and resettlement as established by Section 16 of the VGGTs.

    Each indicator relates to a principle established in section 16 of the VGGTs. Hold the mouse against the small "i" button above for a more detailed explanation of the indicator.

    Answering the questions posed by these indicators entails analyzing a broad range of national-level laws, including national constitutions, land acquisition acts, land acts, community land acts, agricultural land acts, land use regulations, and some court decisions.



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    December 1971

    This Act provides for the establishment and constitution of Central Planning Authority and the establishment of the Development Control Board for purposes of control on development of land and the planning of development in the Cayman Islands. The Act also concerns acquisition and disposal of land for planning purposes. The Board or the Authority, as the case may be, shall assess and grant permission for proposed development. The Act also establishes an Infrastructure Fund and contains some provisions relative to development on the foreshore.

    July 1977

    These Regulations concern control of physical development in the Cayman Islands and provide rules relative to development projects and planning. They implement provisions of the Development and Planning Law. Applications for planning permission shall be lodged with the Central Planning Authority.

    January 2006

    This Law amends the Development and Planning Law in section 38 relative to contributions to the Infrastructure Fund.

    Amends: Development and Planning Law (2005 Revision). (2005-02-11)

    December 2014

    These Regulations amend the Development and Planning Regulations (2013 revision) in relation with tourism development, coastal zone development and setting aside of land for public purposes. An application for planning permission with any setback adjacent to the sea shall include a Mean High Water Mark survey physically defined on ground no more than six months prior to the application being submitted.

    Amends: Development and Planning Regulations (2013 Revision). (2013-07-31)

    May 2010

    These Regulations amend the Development and Planning Regulations (2006 revision) in relation with the power of the Central Planning Authority to require an applicant for a planning permission to set aside a part of the land subject of the permission for public purposes. The Authority may permit an applicant to pay a sum of money in lieu of setting aside land for public purposes.

    Amends: Development and Planning Regulations (2013 Revision). (2013-07-31)

    July 2010

    This Act amends the Development and Planning Law (2008 Revision) in various provisions concerning, among other things: the Planning Department, applications to carry out major developments, application for planning permission, provisions relating permissions for development, the Infrastructure Fund, Regulation-making powers of the Governor and appeals against decisions of Central Planning Authority and against decisions of the Development Control Board.