Town and Country Planning (Chaguaramas) Development Order (Cap. 35:01). | Land Portal

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This Order, made under section 9(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act, concerns control of development in the North-western Peninsula of Trinidad as described in the Schedule to this Order. Where the Minister holds: (a) that development as indicated on the Chaguaramas Development Plan should not be undertaken in any case; or (b) that development should not be undertaken except express permission is granted by him or her in that behalf, s(he) may direct that the permission shall not apply to all or any development in any particular area specified in the direction. The Chaguaramas Development Authority shall act in such a manner as to give effect to the terms of directions. Certain types of development, such as the construction of buildings in areas allocated as National Parks and Nature Reserves or the construction of sewerage treatment works shall require prior approval of the Minister. The Order also disapplies parts of the Public Health Ordinance to specified development.

Implements: Town and Country Planning Act (Cap. 35:01). (2011-12-31)

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Rudolph Hupperts (CONSLEGB)


First colonized by the Spanish, the islands came under British control in the early 19th century. The islands' sugar industry was hurt by the emancipation of the slaves in 1834. Manpower was replaced with the importation of contract laborers from India between 1845 and 1917, which boosted sugar production as well as the cocoa industry. The discovery of oil on Trinidad in 1910 added another important export. Independence was attained in 1962. The country is one of the most prosperous in the Caribbean thanks largely to petroleum and natural gas production and processing.

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