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‘Hybrid solutions’ may be possible if Dart’s beach rock removal plan is nixed

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Plans to remove a section of beach rock from a future five-star hotel site just north of Tiki Beach are still in the hands of cabinet.

Dart Realty president Jackie Doak told Cayman 27 the company is finalising a letter of intent with a five-star hotel partner, widely believed to be the Four Seasons.

A trial coastal works application was submitted in March. At the time Dart said the project, and its $600 million in estimated economic impact, hinged on whether the beach rocks could be removed, giving future guests easier access to the water.

Ms. Doak said if the full coastal works license isn’t granted, there may be room for a compromise.

“We have expressed to government and to the Department of Environment that we are very comfortable, that should it not be the right decision to do the full coastal works license, that there are hybrid solutions that should be acceptable to all,” said Ms. Doak.

She said these hybrid solutions could include creating swim areas on the beach or executing partial beach rock removal.

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