Draft St. David’s Community Plan

August 24, 2022

We are inviting the St. David’s Community

to provide feedback on the

Draft St. David’s Community Plan

Please click on the two documents of the

Draft St. David’s Community Plan –

Background and Issues Report


Statement and Action Plan

Please provide your comments

by completing the

Community Plan Survey

For more information,

please email jamarshall@gov.bm or info@bldc.bm or call 278-2078

St. David’s Community Survey – Follow Up

February 15, 2022

The St. David’s Community Plan Survey results provided valuable insight into what St. David’s residents and visitors like most about the area and what concerns they have.

The survey also highlighted the desire for a new grocery store in St. David’s.

To gain more detailed information, we are inviting further input from the St. David’s community in this St. David’s Grocery Store Survey


Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Any questions, please email jamarshall@gov.bm

St. David’s Community Survey

November 15, 2021

DEADLINE: Friday December 17th

We are inviting residents of St. David’s as well as visitors to St. David’s to contribute ideas on the future vision for St. David’s and to identify what amenities and services they would like to see in the St. David’s area.

Please take a few minutes to complete this short St. David’s Community Survey


This survey is the first step in creating a Community Plan for St. David’s.

This is a joint initiative between the Department of Planning and the Bermuda Land Development Company

We appreciate your input!

Any questions, please email jamarshall@gov.bm

PROMOTION: Matthew Trott promoted to the post of Planner

July 9, 2021

The Department is pleased to announce that Mr. Matthew Trott has been recently promoted to the post of Planner!

Congratulations and all the best in your new role, Matthew!

We asked Matthew to share with us what led him to the career of planning and this is what he said:

“I chose planning as a profession because I was interested in helping to create places where people wanted to live, work and play. My planning degree was within the Faculty of Environment, however I was interested not only in the environmental ideals but also the social and economic ones and I have always approached planning in that manner.

I began working in the Department of Planning as a Trainee Planner in 2013 and have recently been promoted to the Planner post. In the Department, I have worked in Development Management and in the Forward Planning sections.

Over the years, as my ideas have evolved, I have come to understand that the best way to allow for healthy places to develop is to allow for many (if not most) decisions to be made by individuals in the community. The Department of Planning can contribute to the quality of these decisions not only through preserving a base level of land use orderliness, but also through disseminating verified factual information that will help ordinary people make informed decisions.

I am excited about the Department’s move to engage more with the public and look forward to working within the Department in contributing to wise decision making. I look forward to organizing various planning matters and communicating the information clearly to communities. 

I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Waterloo, Canada. I am a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners”


Staff Spotlight – Meet Jessica Dill

June 16, 2021

The Department of Planning is honoured to welcome Jessica Dill to our team, as our new Trainee Heritage Officer.

We asked Jessica to tell us about herself and this is what she said:

“I hold a BArch and a MSc in BIM in Design Construction and Operations and have worked on the island and abroad. I bring an architectural technologist and project management background to the Dept. of Planning with experience from the UK and Australia, working within architectural firms.

While studying in the UK I gained a great appreciation for Architectural History and became very interested in how our history in Bermuda overlaps with that of so many other countries. That history lies in our books, in the stories of our elders and within the buildings that we live. Whilst working in the field I’ve become more knowledgeable about historical research and how to incorporate sympathetic design to these types of buildings to preserve their significance to our culture and our pasts.

I’m driven by finding solutions to move forward as a community while still preserving what makes our island so unique. This enthusiasm for sustainable conservation is what I hope to bring to this role. Every new story and fact I learn about Bermuda’s history pushes me to learn more and I am eager to share my passion for history, culture and architecture with the community.”