Development Strategy

The Plan classifies settlements according to their characteristics and formulates appropriate development strategies to address the challenges identified and to exploit existing opportunities. The opportunities include strategically located vacant and brownfield sites suitable for redevelopment, heritage sites and attractions, human resources, valuable real estate, major arterial connectors, networks of trunk infrastructure.
Proposed Development Strategies



Development Strategy


Type A

Good condition. Minor improvements needed.

Village Rehabilitation

Morvant, Belmont, Lower Gonzales

Type B

Housing and infrastructure improvements needed

Village Rehabilitation 2

Success Village, Beetham Phases 1-3, Caledonia #2; Upper Gonzales

Type C

Informal settlements

Settlement Upgrading

Marie Road/Romain Lands, Never Dirty.

Type D

Urban decay, dereliction & obsolescence

Comprehensive Redevelopment

Besson Street, St. Paul Street, Eastern Quarry, Prizgar Lands; Beetham Phases 4-5

Type E

Vacant lands


Opportunity sites

Type F

Steep, unstable slopes and watersheds


Marie Road/ Romain Lands, Upper Belmont.

The East Port of Spain Strategic Development Plan adopts an urban regeneration strategy which will:
The Plan details the following six Strategic Actions for achieving sustainable urban regeneration in East Port of Spain:
Strategic Actions

Major Development Proposals

The development proposals for East Port of Spain provide for: