Department Of Planning Services Update

April 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Department of Planning says that it “appreciates the patience and understanding of their valued clients as they continue to process and resolve planning applications remotely, as well as review and issue building permits.”

A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Planning appreciates the patience and understanding of our valued clients as we continue to process and resolve planning applications remotely, as well as review and issue building permits.

“The convening of the Development Applications Board remains on schedule and meetings are now being held remotely, every two weeks.

“The Department is therefore able to process applications decided by the Board and the Director.

“To find out how applications are decided, please visit here.

“In the interests of the safety and well-being of Department of Planning staff, any site visits conducted will be carried out at the discretion of the officer and Director and, in some cases, photographs and/or videos of sites may be accepted in lieu of a site visit.

“Regarding public notification procedures for new planning and subdivision applications, the requirement to display a site notice is waived until such time that the ‘Shelter in Place’ rules are relaxed and businesses who are able to produce printed and laminated site notices are reopened.

“Notwithstanding, all applications will continue to be advertised in the Official Gazette during this time, which can be found here.

“Please direct any queries for the Department of Planning to the following public officers:

  • Director: Victoria Pereira. E-mail vpereira@gov.bm or call 705-0398.
  • Assistant Director: Larry Williams. E-mail lqwilliams@gov.bm or call 504-1775.
  • Acting Senior Planner, Development Management: Paul McDonald. E-mail pamcdonald@gov.bm.
  • Acting Assistant Building Control Officer, Building Control: Steven Every. E-mail severy@gov.bm.

The full ‘Guide to How Planning Applications are Decided’ follows below [PDF here]:

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