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TCPD changes to business operations RE: COVID-19

 

 

Tuesday 17th March 2020

Public Notice

 

 

Members of the Public are informed that the Town and Country Planning Division (TCPD) of the Ministry of Planning and Development, in order to continue safeguarding citizens and employees against the COVID-19 pandemic, will be implementing the following interim measures from Wednesday 18th March 2020:

  1. Public Day at the various Regional Offices will be suspended from Wednesday 18th March 2020 until further notice.
  2. Members of the Public are advised that any direct communication with Officers of the TCPD be scheduled via telephone appointments prior to visiting the office. Appointments will be scheduled based on the specific circumstances of the request or inquiry.
  3. Members of the Public are asked to contact the respective TCPD offices at the telephone numbers or through the email addresses listed below to schedule appointments or for enquiries about existing matters.
  4. Enquiries regarding the status of EXISTING applications shall be best addressed via email to the addresses provided below.

 

Regional Offices

Telephone Numbers

E-Mail Addresses

North

612 – 3000 ext 2165, 2160

Bruce.Charles@planning.gov.tt

South

652 - 7989

Jassodra.Kuizon@planning.gov.tt

East

663- 2726

Fayola.Merrique@planning.gov.tt

Tobago

639 - 2663

Afiya.McKenna@planning.gov.tt

 

  1. From Monday 23rd March 2020, “Drop Boxes” will be strategically placed at each Regional Office to facilitate the submission of NEW applications. Be reminded that applications need to satisfy the guidelines provided by the Town and Country Planning Division.
  1. the TCPD is working to ensure that all essential services are maintained, we must also take the actions necessary in keeping with social distancing policies of the Ministry of Health to reduce, or eliminate, the spread of COVID-19.

Members of the Public are reminded that for their own personal safety and for the safety of the staff of the Town and Country Planning Division, that they should practise proper hygiene and avoid contact with employees if experiencing any symptoms of illness.

Thank you for your understanding and working with us as we seek the best solutions for public safety and the safety of our staff while continuing to serve you.