TCPD to add two new E-services to the DevelopTT platform early in 2021!

TCPD to add two new E-services to the DevelopTT platform early in 2021!

The Town and Country Planning Division (TCPD) of the Ministry of Planning and Development (MPD) plans to unveil two (2) new E-services to its DevelopTT system, Trinidad and Tobago’s online portal for development permitting, in 2021!   These two new

Taking You Home; All You Need to Know about TCPD’s Spatial Planning Guideline No 8 – Legal Terminology – Property

Taking You Home; All You Need to Know about TCPD’s Spatial Planning Guideline No 8 – Legal Terminology – Property

Spatial Planning Guideline No. 8 – Legal Terminology – Property (Click here to download) The Law of Property is governed by two systems i.e. the Real Property Ordinance, also known as the Registered System, and the Common Law System. Real

Don’t Get Ticketed; Stay Updated with TCPD’s Spatial Planning Guideline No.9 – Offsite Parking

Don’t Get Ticketed; Stay Updated with TCPD’s Spatial Planning Guideline No.9 – Offsite Parking

Spatial Planning Guideline No.9 – Offsite Parking  (Click and Download)   Parking standards specify the minimum number and the dimensions of spaces required for the parking of vehicles within the curtilage of a site. Off-street parking requirements are specified in

From Single-Family Residential to Commercial & Industrial Developments; Stay in the Know with the Breakdown of TCPD’s various Planning Permission Scenarios

From Single-Family Residential to Commercial & Industrial Developments; Stay in the Know with the Breakdown of TCPD’s various Planning Permission Scenarios

When applying for Planning Permission at the Town and Country Planning Division (TCPD) of the Ministry of Planning and Development, applicants may well find themselves in varying scenarios. The applicant may be a new homeowner who is interested in erecting

Get in the know; Read up on TCPD’s Spatial Planning Guideline No.2 – Addition & Alteration to Existing Townhouses

Get in the know; Read up on TCPD’s Spatial Planning Guideline No.2 – Addition & Alteration to Existing Townhouses

Spatial Planning Guideline No.2 – Addition & Alteration to Existing Townhouses (Click & Download) Townhouses are generally 2 to 4 storey structures that share a sidewall with a neighbouring unit and have at least three housing bays. They typically have

Let’s do breakfast; This is all you need to know about TCPD’s Spatial Planning Guideline No.1 – Bed and Breakfast Accommodation

Let’s do breakfast; This is all you need to know about TCPD’s Spatial Planning Guideline No.1 – Bed and Breakfast Accommodation

Spatial Planning Guideline No 1 – Bed and Breakfast Accommodation (Click and Download) In response to a request for information from the Tourism Development Corporation (TDC), the Town and Country Planning Division (TCPD) prepared guidelines for planning standards and requirements

DevelopTT; Town and Country Planning Division’s digital planning approval system has decreased permit issuing time and has become more customer centric

DevelopTT; Town and Country Planning Division’s digital planning approval system has decreased permit issuing time and has become more customer centric

Beginning Tuesday 1st September, 2020, DevelopTT no longer accepted paper based planning permission applications for T1: Port of Spain and Environs and T5: County Caroni Region. All permission applications were received electronically via the DevelopTT portal. According to one applicant, “DevelopTT’s online Automated Construction Permitting System is definitely a step in the right direction for Trinidad & Tobago.”

Town and Country Planning Division’s Updated Covid-19 Protocols (as of September 4, 2020)

Town and Country Planning Division’s Updated Covid-19 Protocols (as of September 4, 2020)

Public Advisory: Arrangements at the Town and Country Planning Division (TCPD) from September 04, 2020.  In light of recent developments regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, and in compliance to the new Public Health regulations, public access to all of the offices

TCPD’s North Regional Office Paperless as of September 1st, 2020

TCPD’s North Regional Office Paperless as of September 1st, 2020

The Trinidad & Tobago Express published an article in the Business section highlighting the Ministry of Planning and Development’s decision to accept paperless applications in the North Regional Office of the Town and Country Planning Division from September 1st, 2020.

All you need to know about TCPD’s Spatial Planning Guideline No.4; Subdivision Guidelines – Comprehensive Residential Layouts

All you need to know about TCPD’s Spatial Planning Guideline No.4; Subdivision Guidelines – Comprehensive Residential Layouts

Spatial Planning Guideline No 4 – Subdivision Guidelines – Comprehensive Residential Layouts (Click and Download)   The following guidelines pertain to the preparation of residential subdivisions or layouts for submission for planning permission.   “Plots considered as “Established” plots –