Planning Laws

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LAWS & BYE - LAWS GOVERNING PLANNING RELATED ISSUES
Subdivisions
Local Improvement Act
Town and Country Planning Act
Surveyor’s Act
NRCA Act
Town and Communities Act
Development Order, St. Catherine Coast
National Physical Plan (NEPA)
 
Buildings
Building Act
Portland Coast Development Order under the Town and Country Planning Act
NRCA Act
 
CONSTRAINTS BEING FACED BY THESE LAWS
These Laws are outdated and are not practical for use in today’s Planning Regime. They are however, currently being reviewed, but the reform process under which they are being reviewed is taking a quite a long time to be carried out.
Fines and penalties stipulated by these laws are deemed mediocre hence making the enforcement process somewhat redundant.
Some of the Laws are too rigid and need to be more flexible in order to facilitate sustainable development.