What is land use planning?

Within the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, community planning has been accomplished through the management of land development to preserve and enhance the quality of life within a community. The management of land development involves consideration of infrastructure requirements (sewer, roads), land patterns, and a community's perception of how they want their community to grow.

Provincial legislation, under the Municipal Government Act, enables Council to do this through the adoption of a Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law (commonly referred to as Zoning). Presently the Municipality has seven Planning Strategies and Land Use By-laws. Each Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law is a reflection of how each of the communities wants growth to occur within their respective areas.