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Mission Statement
To ensure that all members of the public are accorded an efficient and timely planning service in order to provide the best physical environment possible for the island.


On behalf of the staff of the Town and Country Development Planning Office it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to browse our website. The Town and Country Development Planning Office (TCDPO) has the responsibility for the orderly and progressive development of Barbados.
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Draft Green Paper (Planning Law Reform)

he green paper examines the issues, considers options and makes recommendations for fundamental reform of the town planning legislation in Barbados. This reform is essential to provide a fit for purpose planning system which regains the trust and confidence of the Barbadian people. However, it is recognised at the outset that legislative reform on its own is not enough. It must be accompanied by fundamental reform of our management processes and practices if it is to be fully successful.
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St. Davids to Six Roads Community Plan

The Community Plan provides a framework to guide development within the area between Saint David's, Christ Church to Six Cross Roads, Saint Philip over a period of about ten (10) years. Social, cultural and economic needs and aspirations of local people, businesses and other organisations have been considered in preparing the Plan, as have national needs, objectives and opportunities.
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Report on Applications Submitted and Processed

The TCDPO will now be providing monthly reports detailing the applications submitted and approved. The report will contain information oregardining the applicant, application number and status.
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Strathclyde Community Plan

Strathclyde emerged in the 1890’s as a residential development in response to the housing shortage in the City. The houses comprised of single family units, each having its own individual architectural design consisting of sash windows, gable rooftops and jalousies. Despite their individuality, the neighbourhood is harmonious in character. In addition to the physical structures, the external furnishings in the neighbourhood created a picturesque atmosphere, characterised by high guard walls and winding narrow avenues.
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Monthly Statistical Reports

The TCDPO will now be providing monthly statistical reports detailing the work undertaken at the office. The report will contain information on the number of applications submitted and building starts and certificate of compliance applied for.
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Submission of Applications

Architects who submit drawings to the Chief Town Planner seeking planning permission shall be registered under the Architects Registration Act as set out under Section 4(5)
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Fees Regulations 2009

The Town and Country Planning (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 comes into operation on the 1st of March, 2009.
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The following changes will be in effect as of March 31st, 2008:

  1. The minimum size paper on which drawings will be accepted is 11" x 17".
  2. The site plan and the ground floor plan must be submitted as separate drawings.

Your cooperation in this matter is appreciated.


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