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Planning and Development

From long-term planning and development policy to climate action, fire and life safety inspections, the Planning Department is responsible for the livability and sustainability of Wolfville.

In both our residential neighbourhoods and in our vibrant downtown core, planning keeps our community functioning.

Planning staff work to ensure all members of the community are involved and represented in decision-making processes. We work to build a consensus on how the Town should grow and our new Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use Bylaw, adopted in 2020, is a product of extensive engagement with community members that was used to establish the long-term vision for the future of Wolfville. 

The Planning Department is responsible for long-term planning and policy, economic development, land use and development control, building and fire inspections. The department issues building and development permits and manages dangerous and unsightly administration. The department also oversees the registration of heritage properties.