Communities that are wonderful places to live, work, learn, and play are communities that were well planned. In this way, Community Planning plays an important role in improving the quality of life for residents.
The Community Planning Service is responsible for preparing statutory plans, policies, and studies that guide Saint John’s growth and development. Community Planning is also responsible for processing applications for Municipal Plan Amendments, re-zonings, Section 59 Amendments, and permit applications (Development Officer) for developments and variances.
Public input is key to creating recommendations that reflect the long-term goals of the Community. Policies, initiatives and applications reviewed by the Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) and Council are public hearings where citizens may contribute their opinions to decision makers.