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Why did the Barbados Chief Town Planner secretly set aside an Enforcement Notice for a year?

What does Chief Justice Marston Gibson think of this kind of nonsense in our Courts?

Why did the Chief Town Planner wait for a year to send out an Enforcement Notice?

Did he finally send out the notice only because he was called to testify in court?

This is a strange one indeed.

The Southern Palms Beach Hotel registered a complaint with the Chief Town Planner in January 2002. The complaint had to do with work being done by another party close to the hotel’s property.

The Chief Town Planner investigated and prepared an Enforcement Notice in October of 2002 but did not send it.

The notice was only sent a year later on October 29, 2003 – the day before the Chief Town Planner was called to appear before the court and give testimony.

Was this a mistake? Was there some nefarious agenda at play?

Or… is it simply another example of how things work (or don’t work) at Town and Country Planning?

No wonder cases and disputes can take decades to make it through the Barbados Courts. Would courts in the USA or the UK stand for such nonsense?

Here is the court decision where Mr. Justice Carlisle Payne lays out a most unusual situation. Perhaps our readers or someone from Town and Country Planning can explain this…

BARBADOS

[Unreported]

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE

HIGH COURT

CIVIL JURISDICTION

No. 504 of 2003

BETWEEN:

DEBDOR COMPANY LIMITED
(Plaintiff)

AND

PROSPECT BAY RESORTS LIMITED
(Defendant) Continue reading

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