Local and Regional Development Plans
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The Planning and Facilitation of Development Act No. 10 of 2014 (replacing the Town and Country Planning Act 1969, Chapter 35:01)
3. (1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—
“regional” means pertaining to a geographical area traversing the boundaries of individual governmental units, sharing common characteristics that may be social, economic, political or national;
“regional development plan” means a plan of a geographical area traversing the boundaries of individual governmental units, sharing common characteristics that may be social, economic, political or national;
“local development plan” means a plan that interprets broad structure plan policies at a district or community level in great detail;
National Spatial Development Strategy (NSDS)
Municipal Development Plans
In 2009, the Ministry of Local Government (MLG) embarked on a programme of preparing MDPs for the fourteen MCs in Trinidad. The underlying purpose and objectives of this comprehensive exercise went further than purely physical planning, seeking to incorporate the process of plan making into the institutional machinery of the MCs and to introduce more sectoral elements into what were previously land-use focused plans. The process involved substantial stakeholder and public consultation.
The Tobago House of Assembly and a municipal planning authority shall, on its own motion or in accordance with directions in writing from the National Planning Authority, prepare, and thereafter review as often as necessary and in any event at least once every five years, such regional,...
A development plan shall contain goals, objectives and policies established primarily to manage and guide change in the social, economic and physical environment of the area for which the development plan is prepared. ...