Town Hall meeting on conservation areas on April 16

POSTED: 04/13/12 4:20 PM

St. Maarten – The planned town hall meeting on Conservation Areas which was postponed recently is now scheduled for Monday, April 16 at the Belair Community Centre in Cay Hill.  The meeting is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. and the public is invited to attend.

Government is in the process of drafting development plans that will take approximately 24 months to be completed. The aforementioned plans will guide the future spatial development of the country where it relates to government and private land. The first two draft plans identified are Simpson Bay (includes Beacon Hill, Simpson Bay Lagoon) and Conservation areas (hilltops, Emilio Wilson Estate, Bishop Hill Plantation, Geneve Bay). The first town hall meeting was held in Simpson Bay on March 8.

A release on the meeting states, “The input of the community is considered paramount in this process and in order for the right choices to be made, the community has to have a say by giving their views with respect to the spatial national development of the country.”

The town hall sessions are being organized by the Ministry of Public Housing, Physical Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI).

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