Selected Case Summaries

Beach Access Report

Informal Resolution | 01 March 2018
Lands & Survey Department (L&S)

This request was for the Beach Access Report dealing with the public’s right of way to beaches around the Islands. L&S deferred access for 30 days while the Report was awaiting presentation to Cabinet. The applicant disagreed and appealed to the Ombudsman.

Our investigation confirmed that the report had been completed but had not yet been presented to Cabinet. We encouraged L&S to identify a reasonable period for review and presentation of the Report. Before further steps were taken, Cabinet reviewed the Report and it was disclosed on the L&S website, after which the applicant withdrew the appeal.