This Order, made under section 7 of the Town and Country Planning Act, confirms and amends the Town and Country Planning (Trelawny Parish) Provisional Development Order, 2013. Minor amendments are made to provisions concerning, among other things, use classes, a planning role for the Jamaica National Heritage Trust, and the list of national monuments.
Amends: Town and Country Planning (Trelawny Parish) Provisional Development Order, 2013 (No. 89B of 2013). (2013-06-21)
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The island - discovered by Christopher COLUMBUS in 1494 - was settled by the Spanish early in the 16th century. The native Taino, who had inhabited Jamaica for centuries, were gradually exterminated and replaced by African slaves. England seized the island in 1655 and established a plantation economy based on sugar, cocoa, and coffee. The abolition of slavery in 1834 freed a quarter million slaves, many of whom became small farmers. Jamaica gradually increased its independence from Britain. In 1958 it joined other British Caribbean colonies in forming the Federation of the West Indies.
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