Barbados Physical Development Plan 2017

Town & Country Development Planning Office

Protecting Core Assets

Barbados has a number of core assets that are integral to the long term prosperity of the island. These include prime agricultural lands, the natural heritage system, water resources, the National Park, cultural heritage assets and community cores where services and amenities that support Barbadians’ daily needs are focused. Identifying and protecting these core assets is at the heart of the PDP’s rationale for how to direct growth and new development. The PDP identifies some areas that should be off limits to new development to avoid negatively impacting sensitive core assets, and other areas where new development and investment should be focused to capitalize upon and enhance what is existing.

Some Core Assets

Food and Agriculture
Natural Heritage System
National Park
Cultural Heritage