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  • KSAC has informed that a fee of $5,000 is required to reopen and continue processing several development approval applications.
  • Applicants are also encouraged to submit the outstanding information.
  • On November 27, the KSAC published a list of 113 applications which had been closed.

The Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) has informed that a fee of $5,000 is required to reopen and continue processing several development approval applications, which were closed last month.

In addition to the money, applicants are also encouraged to submit the outstanding information.

Speaking on the issue at the monthly KSAC Council meeting at its Church Street chambers, in downtown Kingston on December 10, Mayor of Kingston, Senator Councillor Angela Brown Burke, informed that on November 27, the KSAC published a list of 113 applications which had been closed.

“These applications were submitted between January and December 2012. Applicants were written to, and advised that additional information was required to complete processing their applications. To date we have not received the information requested,” she said.

The Mayor noted that this relate specifically to persons applying to construct buildings or applying for subdivision approvals. “These are really building permits,” she added.

Mrs. Brown Burke said the KSAC has recognised that there are improvements to be made to its application processing system and has begun the review necessary to identify areas which will require strengthening.

“We ask our stakeholders to assist us in this process by providing feedback as we work to improve the system. We want to play our part in facilitating the development of the Municipality and one of the vehicles through which this can be done, is by improving our development approval process,” she explained.