Town & Country
Development Planning Office
Saturday, Mar 28, 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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Heritage Month

The Ministry of Culture, Sports & Youth along with the Barbados World Heritage Committee has created a list of activities for the public to participate in. The attached brochure is available for you to download and view the activities and their scheduled times.
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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

Preservation and Conservation of Historic Buildings

The Role of the Physical Development Plan and the Town and Country Planning Act in the Preservation and Conservation of Historic Buildings in Barbados
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Interactive Guides
TCDPO Interactive » Requires Macromedia Flash 8
Online Forms
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