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Lunenburg’s Planning & Development department activities are based on our Comprehensive Community Plan (CCP), a policy document that enables our community to plan its development for all aspects of community life. Planning helps build our future by managing growth and physical form through land use policies and regulations for form, use, and lots.

Planning Services

How to speak with Planning & Development: The Planning Inquiries counter at Town Hall is open weekdays (except Wednesdays) from 8:30am-4:30pm or you can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 902-634-4410 ext. 225. Meetings must be pre-arranged by appointment. To book an appointment, contact staff.

  • Comprehensive Community Plan: For details on the CCP including downloads, click here.
  • Strategy & By-Laws: For details on the Municipal Planning Strategy, Land Use By-Law and others including downloads, click here.
  • Permits: For types of permits and applications, click here.
  • Public consultation is an integral part of many Planning projects. The pdf Public Participation Policy (184 KB) (2022) for Planning matters outlines the process, or click here.
  • Fact Sheets and/or news releases about Planning projects are available here.
  • Blockhouse Hill Preliminary Design Options are available for viewing pdf here (848 KB) .

Town of Lunenburg Land Use

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The Town of Lunenburg has developed an online tool to assist residents and businesses in finding what zones apply to their property under the new three-layer lot/form/use designations in the 2021 Land Use Bylaw. To look up a property, use the street address, property ID number, or simply click on the interactive map. Visit the Town of Lunenburg Online Zoning Look-up.

For details on the Land Use By-law, visit: https://townoflunenburg.ca/strategy-and-by-laws.html

Municipal Climate Change Action Plan

A Municipal Climate Change Action Plan (MCCAP) was completed by the Town of Lunenburg in February 2015. The MCCAP is divided into two sections including Adaptation and Mitigation. This plan is a means of considering climate change impacts within the Town boundaries. Planning enables the Town, residents, businesses and developers to better respond to climate change, reduce risk and minimize damage. The purpose of the MCCAP is to proactively plan for climate change and identify where adaptation and mitigation measures are necessary to improve public safety and community sustainability. The Town also hired a consultant to prepare a higher-resolution map showing the impact of sea-level rise and storm surge levels in the years 2025 and 2100. Both these documents can be viewed by clicking on the links provided below.

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With accelerated sea level rise due to climate change, the Town of Lunenburg worked with 3D Wave Design to create a visualizing tool that allows projection using factors like date, tide, storm surge, etc. to assist with flood mitigation planning. Visit the Lunenburg Interactive Flood Map online. (Please note it takes a few minutes to load!)