The Trelawny Local Sustainable Development Plan is a tool to guide the Local Authority
to manage the orderly growth and development of the parish by identifying areas of
improvements and opportunities and the strategies to achieve the goals and objectives
of the parish. One of the main objectives of this approach is to develop a planning
strategy that promotes integration between the local and national planning authorities,
which involves citizens in determining a vision for the parish and strategies to achieve
this vision. The challenge is to reshape social and economic dynamics to form a more
integrated and efficient system linking residential and employment areas, providing
access to urban services and work opportunities and to ensure more supportive
relationships between social and ecological systems.
In February 2010, the Department of Local Government, in conjunction with Local
Authorities conducted a one day Visioning Symposia. This Symposium was done to
provide a forum for forging a vision for the development of each community and the
parish of Trelawny as a whole, to visualize what each community and parish would
become or achieve in twenty (20) years time; and to ensure that such a vision would be
a collective product of all relevant stakeholder groups in the parish.
From the Visioning Symposia it is clear that this parish is aware of the direction in which
it needs to go. The Trewlany Local Sustainable Development Plan will be that vision
manifested into reality. The TLSDP will not only guide and manage the orderly growth
and development of the parish in a way that meets the needs and aspirations of the
citizens but also support the Development Order for Trelawny, VISON 2030 and other
policies of national development.
Benefits of the Trelawny Local Sustainable Development Plan
Provision of economic opportunity and growth;
Protection and preservation of the natural resources in the Parish;
Develop and promote heritage/cultural tourism, sports tourism, natural health tourism and business tourism;
Fosters community interaction and community development by improving social
Utilizing resources in the parish to improve economic base;
Increased participatory governance, transparency and involvement of civic organisations.