Barbados Chief Town Planner Mark Cummins has been making noises that he is not happy that some people have lands approved for development – and then leave the land undeveloped for decades.
Cummins gave an interview to The Nation News that is worth reading – but regarding his statements, the question is… how much of what Mr. Cummins says is Mr. Cummins the person, how much is Mr. Cummins the Chief Town Planner, and how much is government policy?
After reading the interview, one still has to ask, "Just what is the policy and the law regarding property development in Barbados?"
Some folks have recommended viewing chicken entrails when trying to discern Barbados government land development policy. We prefer counting fish taken from the port and starboard side of the boat.
Either method of interpreting Barbados land development policy is probably valid and as accurate as any other.
Barbados Property Owner Attempts to Interpret Government Land Development Policy using a Chicken Foot Voodoo Stick
(Courtesy of Ye Olde Curiosity Shop)