Guanacaste canton stretches water supplies to support construction

2015.06.08, Photo InsertRDF TOPIC AREA: Consequences of Excessive Development

The City Council of Santa Cruz in the northwestern province of Guanacaste has continued to issue construction permits despite warnings of endangering the area’s limited water supply. Read More -> 2015.06.08, RDF Newsletter, Vol 15, Edition 06.08

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Aquifer Agony Paralyzes Construction in Santa Cruz

2015.05.30 Photo InsertRDF TOPIC AREA: Consequences of Excessive Development

The possibility of building new houses, hotels, restaurants or shops on the coast of Santa Cruz is over. In the three most sought after districts of Santa Cruz, building has been paralyzed due to the over-exploitation of an aquifer. The prohibition of development in Tamarindo, Cabo Velas and Template, the home of 17,000 people, typifies the excessive development that these districts have suffered in the last decade.

Read More -> 2015.05.30, RDF Newsletter, Vol 15, Edition 05.30

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Pacific Beach Zoning Plan Inches Forward?

RDF TOPIC AREA: Maritime Zone Protection

2015.02.24, Photo InsertOnce upon a time, long ago, there were zoning plans up and down the coast of Guanacaste for the Zona Maritimo Terrestre. This area is known to most as Costa Rica’s ZMT or the maritime zone.  Most plans originated in the 80s. There have been some modifications to them throughout the years, but not many. / Carrillo contains some of the country’s premier beaches, including Playa Hermosa, Playa Panama, Playa Ocotal and Playas del Coco. / Many locals want no new development at all in the area. / “Without water permits, there will be no building. This is a serious problem and the water board, AyA, is not doing anything about the situation.” Read More -> 2015.02.24, RDF Newsletter, Vol 15, Edition 02.24

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10,000 Homes In Costa Rica’s Coasts At Risk Of Being Demolished

RDF TOPIC AREA: Maritime Zone Protection

2014.12.03 Photo InsertNo Thousand of homes built within 200 metres from the shoreline, the Zona Marítimo Terrestre (ZMT) – Maritime  Zone – are at risk of being demolished if the 20 coastal municipalities of the country do not develop or update their regulatory plans by April 2016. Read More -> 2014.12.03, RDF Newsletter, Vol 14, Edition 12.03

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