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Developers are looking to transform a south-eastern corridor of Barbados, with plans that include building hundreds of homes – but first they have to convince the Town Planning Department it’s the best way to use the land.
One of the concerns of the department is that a lot of the planned residential and commercial development requires a change of use for a significant portion of land now under agriculture.
Chief Town Planner Mark Cummins told reporters yesterday this was why Government had commissioned a comprehensive ten-month, $500 000 study and land use “community plan” for the area stretching from St David’s, Christ Church, to Six Roads, St Philip, to guide development there over a five-year period.
“The acreage, collectively, is quite significant and that is what prompted us to do a specific study as opposed to making one-off decisions for those types of developments,” he said during the news conference at his office, the Garrison, St Michael.

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