Manchester Local Sustainable Development Plan

Manchester: Cool, Clean and Green

A first of its kind for Jamaica…

The Manchester Local Sustainable Development Plan: 2030 and Beyond is an innovative, inclusive and parish wide plan for sustainable parish development. The first parish development plan for Jamaica, the Manchester Parish Development Committee was instrumental in researching, creating and writing the plan. The MPDC continues to, alongside community stakeholders, make implementing the plan a priority.

A vision for Manchester’s future: Cool, Clean and Green…

The plan envisions a sustainable future for the parish of Manchester. Parish citizens aim to make Manchester known as a great place to live, work, play and learn, with lively and attractive towns, strong communities and a scenic countryside.

Manchester Parish has a long standing reputation for being cool, clean and green. The Local Sustainable Development Plan focuses on realizing this vision; the economy will grow and diversify, creating opportunities for new and innovative industries. Tourists will recognise the Parish’s natural beauty and fascinating heritage. Residents too will once again appreciate local resources; they will support their communities, be proud of local products and                       culture, and respect the land which provides sustenance.

A framework for development…

Manchester’s vision encompasses four main themes:

1. Cool, Clean, and Green. The Parish will preserve its natural resources while building upon its cool climate, attractive
environment and green vistas.
2. Growing and Diversifying the Economy. The Parish will grow by taking advantage of new economic opportunities
in creative ways.
3. Creating Strong and Vibrant Communities. The Parish’s communities will be desirable places to live, where civic
pride and community spirit is sustained for generations to come.
4. Responsible and Creative Use of Space. The Parish will promote sustainable development and good design that
leads to wise use of land.

The Plan…

Download a copy of the entire plan, or read it by subject area below:

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Entire document – download (58 MB)

Front Matter

  • Title Page
  • Contributing Authors
  • Acknowledgements
  • Participants
  • Table of Contents
  • Acronyms
  • Foreward
  • Preface
  • Executive Summary
Chapter 6 – Implementation: Putting it into Action
Chapter 7 – Sustainable Development Areas: Specific Plans
Chapter 8 – End Notes and References