This Act amends the Development and Planning Act 1974 in provisions concerning powers of the Development Applications Board and granting of planning permission by the Director of Planning. It also inserts new sections on delegation by the Board of powers to the Director and appeal to the Board from decision of the Director.
Amends: Development and Planning Act 1974. (2011)
Authors and Publishers
Government of Bermuda (XSL v.184.108.40.206)
Bermuda was first settled in 1609 by shipwrecked English colonists heading for Virginia. Self-governing since 1620, Bermuda is the oldest and most populous of the British overseas territories. Vacationing to the island to escape North American winters first developed in Victorian times. Tourism continues to be important to the island's economy, although international business has overtaken it in recent years. Bermuda has also developed into a highly successful offshore financial center. A referendum on independence from the UK was soundly defeated in 1995.