Tom Southworth, vice-president of development for Southworth Development, the Abaco Club’s main owner, said that the September 2, 2016, Heads of Agreement signing “had nothing to do” with either the marina permitting or Responsible Development for Abaco’s Judicial Review.
Seeking to fulfill their obligation to hold public consultation The Abaco Club at Winding Bay held a meeting in Cherokee on June 27 along with officials from government agencies to present their final plans and address any issues, concerns or questions raised by the public.
In a letter to the government David Southworth, Principal of the Abaco Club at Winding Bay sought to quash the fears of locals of the community of Little Harbour as he confirmed that no dredging will take place in relation to their proposed marina/docking facility.
In the midst of considerable excitement, The Abaco Club at Winding Bay finally changed hands on December 11, 2014 as Southworth Development purchased the property along with an association of homeowners as well as plans to inject several hundred million in improvements to the property over the next five to seven years.
The Abaco Club at Winding Bay, recently acquired by Southworth Development, LLC in partnership with a group of home owners, hosted a media familiarization weekend at the property to show off what the Club presently offers and share the plans of what is to come.
On Feb. 22, 2015 you wrote a letter to the Association of Little Harbour Property Owners stating that you intend to proceed with your marina project "without additional consultation with Little Harbour." The justification you offered was that certain ALPHO members have over-dramatized effects of the project and based remarks on things they knew to be untrue. I'm glad you were careful enough to qualify your statement with "certain ALPHO members" because I am certain your statement does apply to everyone in Little Harbour.