SAINT-MARTIN (MARIGOT) – The Prefecture of Saint Barths and Saint-Martin issued a statement on Tuesday in connection with a press release about an investment group interested in constructing a five-star hotel on the French side of the island.
The statement has been translated using the Microsoft translator: “The Harmony Promotion Group announces the creation of a hotel complex in Nettlé Bay. In the development below, the prefecture wishes to provide some additional details and clarifications.
“On a consistent basis, the position of the state services is to promote the emergence of projects that represent an opportunity for economic development for the territory. At this stage, and with regard to the construction and investment project of a hotel complex, the State and its representatives do not have the opportunity to give assurances until the project has been filed for instruction with the Community, which has jurisdiction over urban planning.
“The State recalled during the various exchanges held with the project owner since September 2019, the need to integrate, from the conception, risk management and in particular compatibility with the natural hazard prevention plan.
“Recommendations have been made to reduce the vulnerability of buildings and people’s exposure. Important developments have been observed over the various versions that bode well for the implementation of a responsible project.
“In this context, and in the case of the parts located in the area at risk of marine submersion and wave shock, we recall that the constructability remains conditional on the demonstration, by the production of technical studies in particular, of taking this hazard into account at the initial stage of the project and during its future exploitation.
“Fully aware of the economic, tourism and employment issues, which guarantee the safety of people and goods, the State is working for the successful completion of this project in accordance with the codes and regulations in force.”
Source: Souliga Newsday https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php?option=com-k2&view=item&id=32933:project-to-build-marriott-lagoon-resort-and-spa-in-nettlé-bay-must-be-climate-change-resilient&Itemid=451