Land Development Permit in St Lucia

An investor, who is desirous of developing land, must apply for permission from the Planning Department of the Ministry of Physical Development, Housing and Urban Renewal. The application must be made in triplicate and should be accompanied by maps and plans. Failure by the authorities to give a decision for development approval within ninety (90) days may be deemed a refusal. The applicant however, has the right to appeal.

Environmental Impact Assessment

In cases where the proposed development may have environmental implications, the Ministry of Physical Development, Housing and Urban Renewal, would authorize an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) to be conducted, the results of which would determine approval.

Health and Safety Permit

In the case of food operations, a permit is required from the Division of Public Health of the Ministry of Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations. These permits are granted on an annual basis.