Proposed Delisting: Cedar Park Variety Building

August 29, 2020

The Ministry of Home Affairs has proposed the “delisting of a building [historic monument] of special architectural and historical interest,” namely the “Cedar Park Variety”, a building in Devonshire that used to house a convenience store and was badly damaged by a fire in January of this year.

After Fire In Cedar Park Jan 2020 (5)

The Official Government Notice posted this past Thursday [Aug 27] said, “Notice of Proposed Delisting of a Building of Special Architectural and Historical Interest

  • Notice Type: Government Notice
  • Notice Sub Type: Notice of Proposed Delisting of A Building
  • Notice ID: GN0774/2020
  • Public Authorities / Department: Planning
  • Publication Date: 27 August 2020

“Notice Of Proposed Delisting Of A Building [Historic Monument] Of Special Architectural And Historical Interest. Reference Number DV088. Cedar Park Variety”, 1 School Drive, Devonshire [Grade 3]

“Whereas pursuant to the provisions of Section 30 of the Development and Planning Act, 1974, I, the Hon. Walter H. Roban, JP, MP, Minister of Home Affairs, am considering the De-Listing of the above-mentioned building;

“And Whereas I, the Minister, must before removing the historic monument from the List of buildings of special architectural or historical interest give notice to the owners, occupiers, and the public of my intention AND ALSO give them an opportunity to make such representations or objections as they think fit;

Morning after the fire at the old Cedar Park Store in January 2020

“Now, Therefore, under the provisions of Section 30 of the Development and Planning Act, 1974 and all other powers thereunto enabling, I Hereby Give Notice, that I will receive any representations or objections to be considered by me before removing the said building in the list, such representations or objections should be made in writing to the Permanent Secretary [Home Affairs], c/o Forward Planning, Department of Planning, Dame Lois Browne-Evans Building, 5th Floor, 58 Court Street, Hamilton, HM 12. This should reach the Department before Monday 28th September 2020.”

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  1. Joe Bloggs says:

    Many other aspects of Bermuda’s past are being dispensed with, why not a building?

  2. Bubblegum says:

    So all you have to do to get rid of a listed building is to set fire to it?