Town & Country
Development Planning Office
Jan 22, 2022

Application Forms: Copies of the application form may be obtained at the Town and Country Development Planning Office, Block ‘C’, The Garrison, St. Michael or downloaded on line.

All questions, which apply to the application for development, are to be answered accurately and the forms signed by the applicant or an agent.  If an agent is used, all matters relating to that application will be directed to him/her rather than to the applicant.  All documents certified as part of the decision will also be posted or handed to the agent. 

Details of Plans to be Submitted

The Location Plan:  A location plan must accompany each application.  It indicates the exact location of the site on which the building is to be erected or improved.  It must show the nearest identifiable landmark, for example, a church, school or the nearest road junction to the site which is to be developed.  All roads on the location plan and any landmarks must be named for purposes of identification.  This plan must be properly drawn and the appropriate distance (in metric) between the site and the landmark or road junction shown and a North Arrow shall be indicated. This plan is used by officers from the Town and Country Development Planning Office and other departments to locate the site.  Maps suitable for the production of location plans may be copied from the “Map Register” at the Town and Country Development Planning Office.  An example of a location plan is shown at Figure 1.

location plan
Figure 1: Location Plan

The Elevation Plan:  This plan represents the flat side of the building.  It shows what the building will look like when viewed from any given side.  Two elevations are required, usually for the front of the building and any other side.  In cases where the land slopes, the elevation indicating the slope of the land and the height of the building from the lowest point on the land to the apex of the roof shall be submitted. Figures 2 and 3 are examples of two (2) elevations of a residence.

Front Elevation
Figure 2: Front Elevation

Side Elevation
Figure 3: Side Elevation

The Floor Plan:  Floor plans show the size and shape of the overall building, the layout of all rooms within the building and their dimensions.  This plan should also show the location and size of all windows and door openings.  Rooms must be named to indicate their usage.  The plan shown at Appendix 7 is an example of a floor plan of an office building.

Floor Plan
Figure 4: Floor plan

The Site Plan:  This is perhaps the most important plan to be submitted and it shows the shape and dimensions of the land on which the buildings will be constructed and how they fit on the land.  An example of this plan is shown at Figure 5.  The site plan also indicates:

  • all roads bounding the site with the correct road reserve line(s) drawn from the centre of these adjoining roads.  The term “road reserve” is explained later;
  • the distance the building will be sited from the centre line of the road(s) adjoining the site and the distance from the side and rear boundaries of the land;
  • all other buildings on the site and their correct distances from the proposed building to be improved or erected;
  • the means of access to the site;
  • the provisions being made for the disposal of waste water and sewage;
  • the provisions being made for on-site parking and circulation; and
  • drainage proposals for the development.
  • the location, capacity and dimensions of the water storage tank for secondary purposes.

Site Plan
Figure 5: Site plan

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