Planning Department

This department is responsible for development control within the Town, including administration of, and policy development for, the Municipal Planning Strategy, Land Use By-Law and Subdivision By-Law, all as per authority of the Municipal Government Act.

To view current planning applications click here.

Planning in Wolfville is influenced by four main principles:

  • a keen interest in maintaining architectural values
  • a desire to create and maintain a pedestrian-oriented commercial district
  • a high value placed on parks and open space
  • integrating a University student population equaling the Town population of approximately 4000.

Responses to these principles include:

  • architectural guidelines for the commercial district and residential areas
  • significant investments by the Town in parks and open space acquisition and development
  • extensive use of development agreements to control residential development

Click here for forms and publications.