Urban planning system of Grenada

Territorial planning in Grenada takes place largely on the national level through different types of plans, policies and national strategies. On the other hand, the local governments may be responsible mainly for revising the physical plans which concern their areas of governance. The key institution overseeing the territorial planning process is the Physical Planning Unit (PPU) which falls under the Ministry of Finance. It is worth mentioning that the dimension of sustainable land management is increasingly being incorporated into the planning instruments in the country.

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Planning instruments

Select the type of Planning instruments from the following list:
  • Plan

    10.—(1) The Chief Executive Officer may prepare, or cause to be prepared, a physical plan for the whole of Grenada within three years after the commencement of this Act. 

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Legal base

Constitutional analysis

Whereas every person in Grenada is entitled to the fundamental rights and freedoms, that is to say, the right, whatever his race, place of origin, political opinions, colour, creed or sex, but subject to respect for the rights and freedoms of others and for the public interest, to each ...


(1) No property of any description shall be compulsorily taken possession of, and no interest in or right over property of any description shall be compulsorily acquired, except where provision is made by a law applicable to that taking of possession or acquisition for the prompt paymen...

Role of the National Government in planning
Art. 4

(1) The Minister shall secure consistency and continuity in the administration of this Act in accordance with the objects set out in section 3.  (2) The Minister may give to the Authority, directions of a general character, as to the policy to be followed by the Authority in the perform...

Art. 15 (1) a.b

Where a physical plan, or any amendment to a physical plan, is approved by Parliament–  (a)  the Authority shall take into consideration the approved physical plan in determining any application for permission to develop land in the area covered by the plan; and  (b)  the Government sha...

Role of the Supralocal Government in planning
Country's definition of planning

National Land Policy 

Land “management”, “sustainable land management” and “natural resource management”. 

Land management is the practices (legal, policy, institutional) and process for managing the use and development (in both urban and rural settings) of land resources to support social, economic and environmental development, and can be unsustainable leading to the depletion and degradation of land resources. 

Sustainable land management (SLM) refers to practices, processes and technologies that aim to integrate the management of land, water, biodiversity, and other environmental resources to meet human needs while ensuring the long-term sustainability and resilience of ecosystem services and livelihoods including from threats due to climate change. 

Role of the Subnational Government in planning
Role of Local Government in planning