Barbados Physical Development Plan 2017

Town & Country Development Planning Office

Basis of the Plan

The policies contained in the Physical Development Plan, 2003 were reviewed, refined and augmented during the 2016 PDP Amendment process. This process involved a detailed assessment of the effectiveness of the existing policies, consideration of critical new factors, initiatives and commitments, including the Greening the Economy Scoping Strategy, Habitat III New Urban Agenda, COP 21 climate change and adaptation agreement, UNESCO World Heritage Site inscription for Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison and the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative and an assessment of recent development and settlement patterns. This analysis was detailed in the following background reports:

Background Review Sectoral Reports (24)
White Paper: Key Considerations for the PDP Amendment
Recommended Priority Policies Memorandum
Development Studies, including Major Development Applications, Vacant Lands, Plot Coverage, assessment of the IRDP policies