Planning Services

Land Use Planning

The Regional Service Commission helps rural communities and residents assess their future development options and design ways of managing change in their communities through land use planning.

Planning can benefit communities and individuals by protecting important environmental features, natural resources and cultural resources while promoting appropriate community development and separating conflicting land uses.

In New Brunswick, land use planning is accomplished through Municipal Plans, Rural Plans for Rural Communities, Basic Planning Statements, and Rural Plans.

Due to the complexity and the timely adoption and amendment of Basic Planning Statements, only Rural Plans are currently being developed for the unincorporated areas of New Brunswick.