On this page you will find information relating to the preparation of a new land use plan for the City of Hamilton. We will post updates here at key stages during the plan preparation process and will also provide details of any community consultation events. We hope that you will take the opportunity to contribute to the plan-making process.
The current plan for the City of Hamilton is the City of Hamilton Plan 2015, which was adopted in June 2016. In late 2021 the Department of Planning commenced the process of collecting data to analyse how the City was performing and how land use policies were contributing to this performance with a view to preparing a new plan for the City.
The Department subsequently issued the City of Hamilton Plan 2023 (Consultative Draft) on 20th January 2023 for public consultation. This represented an additional stage to the traditional plan-making process in Bermuda to bolster public consultation efforts and resolve issues prior to reaching the legislated “Draft Plan” stage of the process.
The public consultation period for the City of Hamilton Plan 2023 (Consultative Draft) closed on 24th March 2023 and the Department has since been reviewing the content of all submissions received to determine whether changes to the plan are merited. All background information, including details of comments submitted and how the Department has responded is set out within the City Survey Report 2023.
We have now reached the Draft Plan stage of the process and are pleased to present the Draft City of Hamilton Plan 2023 for public consultation. We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the process so far and would again encourage anyone to constructively engage in shaping the plan as it makes it way through the final public consultation phase.
The Department undertook an extensive consultation exercise in support of the City of Hamilton Plan 2023 (Consultative Draft) as it was the first stage in the process and therefore the earliest and best opportunity to influence the content of the document. Having been through that stage and taken on board comments from stakeholders, the Draft City of Hamilton Plan 2023 provides a more solidified representation of policy direction. Notwithstanding, this consultation phase provides another opportunity to submit comments to the Department in the form of objections or representations.
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The Draft City of Hamilton Plan 2023 is available in either PDF or Story Map format. In addition, you can also find the City Survey Report 2023, which contains most of the research that went into the preparation of the Plan.
All comments on the Draft City of Hamilton Plan 2023 must be submitted through the Department’s Customer Self Service portal and you will need to register an account before you can submit your comments. Once you have registered an account, log in and from the ‘Home’ page click on “Draft City of Hamilton Plan 2023”. Follow the on-screen instructions to submit comments. For technical support please contact us at email@example.com.