Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley will deliver the feature address at the opening of a stakeholders’ consultation aimed at reforming and modernising Barbados’ Town and Country Planning Act, on Monday, July 16.
The consultation, which comes off at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, will bring together public and private planners, developers, investors, architects and others who interact with the planning process.
Areas for consideration include the role of the Physical Development Plan; how can the town planning system become more open and transparent; the feasibility of a one-stop shop for planning and other permits; and how should enforcement be addressed. Other questions relate to development control decisions, the appeals process and Environmental Impact Assessments.
The public is invited to participate by following the discussions, which will be livestreamed from 2:00 p.m. on the Government Information Service’s Facebook Page. Comments and suggestions submitted via Facebook will help to inform discussions during the plenary session of the consultations.
Interested persons may also submit their ideas and comments to the email address email@example.com or send written submissions to Town Planning Consultations, Prime Minister’s Office, Government Headquarters, Bay Street, St. Michael. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, September 30, 2018.
The purpose of the exercise is to enact new town planning legislation which is efficient, transparent and consistent; and which supports high quality, sustainable development for current and future generations. (JS/BGIS)