The purpose of the Planning & Development Department is to ensure that the environmental, social, and fiscal effects of development proceed in a responsible fashion. The main duties of the department are to manage development and advise Council, its Committees, and other Town Departments on issues related to the development of the community.
The department manages all aspects of planning and development including preparation of long-range plans, processing of rezoning applications, development agreement applications, , subdivision applications, building and development permits, in-house mapping services and zoning certificates.
The Planning Team consists of the Director, Building Inspector/Development Officer, Heritage Officer/Planning Administrator, Economic Development Officer, By-law Enforcement Officer, Planning/GIS Technician and Administrative Assistant.
In addition, the department also provides the following services to the community:
- Consultation and negotiation with property owners and managers about their objectives and how they can work with the official plans of the community;
- Research and development of pro-active policy;
- Preparation of studies, reports, and recommendations; and
- Statistical analysis.
As well as:
- Taxi Licence Administration,
- By-Law Enforcement.
Second Floor, Town Hall
695 Prince Street
Truro, Nova Scotia
Canada B2N 1G5
Tel: (902) 895-1148
Fax: (902) 893-6091
Email: Planning and Development