Daily Archives: March 18, 2010

Chancery Lane – Long Beach Development Proposal – Town Hall Meeting

Barbados wetland habitat about to become sewage treatment pond?

Chancery Lane Development Proposal and Town Hall Meeting

Public Meeting: Be There!

Thursday March 18, 2010 7:30pm

St. Christopher Primary School, Christ Church

Chancery Lane Wetland is located on the south east side of the island just below the ridge of the Old Chancery Lane development. The development proposed for the area is very dense and large scale for the 80 ACRE site consisting of;

30 to 50 residential/villa lots (10,000-15,000 sq.ft.)
200 room Hotel on the beach front
215 Condominiums on the beach front (minimum 5 storeys)
Retail shops
A Sewage treatment plant & sewage ponds
Three (3) breakwaters built in the sea running parallel to the beach (Long Beach)

For those of you interested in finding out more about the actual development and the Environmental Impact Assessment you can find many of the documents online at the Long Beach resource centre on the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary website.

Whether you support the commercial, hotel and residential development of the last remaining dune habitat on the south coast or not – read the documents and attend the meeting – otherwise the economic and political elites will continue to do as they please with your future.

So far all the elites have to do is throw in a few words like “sustainable” and they get to turn any wetland bird habitat into a sewage pond and pour concrete where they like.

Further Reading

BFP March 7, 2010: Barbados Environmental Protection Department slams Long Beach developmentĀ proposal

BFP March 14, 2010: Yes or No? Will Barbados Environment Minister Denis Lowe make a clear statement against development at Long Beach?


Filed under Barbados, Environment, Wildlife