National Land Policy Consultations
Thursday, 22 May 2014 08:27

The Ministry of Housing, Informal Human Settlements, Lands & Surveys and Physical Planning is hosting a series of consultations to present the draft National Land Policy.


The first session was held on Wednesday 21st May at the Georgetown Secondary School, targeting stakeholders from Peruvian Vale to fancy, including Greggs, Lauders, Lowmans, Diamonds, Park Hill, South Rivers, Colonarie and Byera.


On Friday 23rd May it will be the turn of stakeholders on the leeward side of the island.
The session will be held at the Barrouallie Learning Resource Centre for stakeholders from Chateaubelair to Vermont. The session begins at 6:00 p.m.


The Ministry said that another session is planned for 27th May in Clifton, Union Island, for persons in Union Island, Canouan and Mayreau.


On Thursday 29th May the final consultation will be held at the Methodist Church Hall in Kingstown. The session is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. and will be attended by representatives from statutory bodies, government departments and the Bar Association.


A National Land Policy Committee was established here in December last year, which will act as the implementing agency for the Land Policy Project.


The project is aimed at achieving enhanced sustainable development in the OECS through the formulation, adoption and implementation of comprehensive land policies.

 

SOURCE:  NBC