RETIRED - Planning & Development Standing Committee

Retired Committees
Objectives of the Planning and Development Committee:
  • Review short and long plans for the sustainable growth of the City through the use of zoning principals which benefit the community, protect the integrity of neighbourhoods, promote  commercial and industrial development which support the economy and provide a wide variety of amenities to support a healthy, active lifestyle across the demographic spectrum;
  • Policy review dealing with the administration of the St. John’s Municipal Plan, as well as the interpretation and enforcement of the St. John’s Development Regulations that flow from the Plan. Staff provide advice and planning support to the committee; 
  • Protection of the City’s built heritage through the promotion of heritage values and encouragement of planned urban design through consultation with owners and developers; 
  • Forming part of the Planning and Development process the City promotes and enables the production and maintenance of Affordable Housing. The Planning and Development Committee ensures affordable housing opportunities exist through enabling zoning legislation and through the support of Council through research on current and future trends in housing sustainability.