Town & Country
Development Planning Office
Friday, Oct 9, 2015
Town & Country Development Planning Office

TCDPO Building

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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St. Davids to Six Roads Community Plan

he 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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Acceptance of Electronic Plans

The Town and Country Development Planning Office will be accepting plans electronically from Tuesday, April 2. Below is the list of guidelines required to submit plans electronically.
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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.
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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.


Feature of Week

The Harrison's Cave Zone of Special Environment Control

This policy came into existence in 1984 and was amended on January 02, 2001
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