Tucker’s Point have responded to concerns raised by the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] about their application to develop on Glebe Hill.
In response to BEST’s concerns, Kevin M. Cross, Member of the Executive Committee of Castle Harbour Ltd said: “Tuckers Point Real Estate is pleased to announce that it is moving forward with steps as required by the Special Development Order ["SDO"] granted to Tuckers Point in 2011.
“As part of the rigorous requirements of the SDO, an application has been made to the Department of Planning for the subdivision of lots on Glebe Hill, Hamilton Parish.
“The application is the first step for the Glebe Hill development of three residential lots and subdivides one existing parcel into six additional lots; three for residential use as provided for in the SDO, one for a boundary adjustment, and two non-developable amenity lots.
“Development of the properties is controlled by the SDO, the Bermuda Plan 2008 Planning Statement, the Department of Planning, public access to the application plans, the objection process, and finally the Design Review Board.
“The application submitted is to request planning permission to sub-divide and is not for development. Subdivision of lots is the first step in the application process.
“Subdivision of the SDO parcels is the key component of Tucker’s Point donation of 41 acres to the Bermuda Government, the largest donation of private land in the history of Bermuda. Without subdivision of the SDO parcels, donation of the 41 acres is impossible.
“As part of this subdivision application, theoretical topographical information has been provided showing the maximum extent of cut and fill on the part of the lots that may be developed. At the time of submission of an application to develop homes, complete architectural and topographical plans will be provided.
“The location of and plans to construct homes have not been developed at this time. In addition, other studies, as required by the SDO, will be provided to the Department of Planning to assess the proposed development in full compliance with the SDO and the 2008 planning statement.
“When permission is requested to develop the lots, Tucker’s Point will demonstrate that the proposed homes will be in keeping with the Bermuda image and that the homes will sit comfortably on the site with cut and fill requirements kept to a minimal, similar to many hillside developments in Bermuda,” concluded Mr Cross.
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