21.12.21

SLEEPING WATCHDOGS: KSAMC, NEPA slammed as developer almost triples rooms in building breaches

Gavin Goffe
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SLEEPING WATCHDOGS: KSAMC, NEPA slammed as developer almost triples rooms in building breaches

There are more questions about negligence or possible corruption at the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) and the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) following a court case that revealed that a developer built 32 bedrooms at a St Andrew development approved for just 12.

In ruling against the developer’s quest to change community rules on Monday, Justice Natalie Hart-Hines turned the spotlight on the two public watchdogs by noting that a country is in decay when it becomes lawless and corrupt because those responsible for managing it fail to do their jobs.

“The KSAMC and NEPA have been dilatory in their mandate to enforce local planning laws and regulations and to promote sustainable development,” she said of the situation at 10 Roseberry Drive in Acadia, St Andrew, where Belgravia Development Company, led by Cliff Rochester-Butler, is building the apartment complex.

 

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