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  • The KSAC is reporting that it has significantly cut the processing time for building sub-division applications.
  • The Council had brought its backlog of 1,000 applications down to 85.
  • For the period January to March, 77 per cent of all applications were completed successfully, and another 12 per cent were either waiting for a response from applicants.

The Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) is reporting that it has significantly cut the processing time for building sub-division applications.

Mayor of Kingston, Senator Councillor Angela Brown Burke announced at a recent meeting of the KSAC that the Council had brought its backlog of 1,000 applications down to 85.

She further informed that for the period January to March, 77 per cent of all applications were completed successfully, and another 12 per cent were either waiting for a response from applicants, or comments from agencies. Another 12 per cent are to be completed soon.

Senator Brown Burke said a system is now in place to maintain this improvement in the approvals process, including a reporting mechanism to the building department committee that tracks the pace of all applications.

The Mayor commended the National Works Agency (NWA) for being the only agency that has updated the KSAC on all building and sub-division applications for its approval.

She appealed to other agencies to assist with the timely approval of applications, and urged the Councillors to continue to provide feedback as the KSAC seeks to establish a new benchmark in processing development applications.