A Welcome from the Turks and Caicos Islands Director of Planning

Welcome to the Launch of the National Physical Sustainable Development Plan (NPSDP)

This plan will be the strategic planning tool aimed at guiding future decisions and outcomes towards economic prosperity, social equity and justice, and the preservation of the natural environment in the TCI.

The contract has been awarded to the USA based landscape architecture and urban planning firm EDSA, who has commenced work since July 2019. The Plan will be done in phases. Phase One of the Plan is under way and will comprise a comprehensive report of the consultancy team’s review and assimilation of the existing data (studies, interviews, plans, and documents). At different stages, there will be key stakeholder meetings, public consultation meetings, and review periods where everyone will be invited to contribute to the development of the plan.  

This Plan gives us the opportunity to create true sustainable communities and secure the needs of future generations of Turks and Caicos Islanders. The Development Plan will guide development for the next ten (10) years.  The participation and collaboration of leaders of all political parties; of indigenous people; the business community; environmental activists; and all residents will be important to the process as we prepare the way and a vision for the growth and development of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Mr. Dainer Lightbourne

Director of Planning