The Planning Advisory Committee is an appointed Committee of Council consisting of four (4) City Councillors and five (5) local citizens. Their mandate is to exercise such powers and perform such duties relating to community planning as are required by the Community Planning Act or City Council. The Committee is responsible for making recommendations to City Council on land use planning matters including Municipal Plan Amendments, Re-Zoning of property, Zone Amendments and Subdivisions. In addition the Committee acts as the approving authority for all variance requests including conditional use approvals.
Anyone interested in making application to PAC must complete the required application and pay the appropriate fee.
Meetings (Current Agenda)
Regular meetings of PAC are held on the third Wednesday of each month, except in the month of December when the regular monthly meeting may be held on the second Wednesday of that month. The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers City Hall, 397 Queen Street, Fredericton, and is open to all members of the public. Interested parties with comments or concerns regarding particular applications are asked to forward a written submission to the PAC secretary or the Planner responsible for the application on or before the Friday preceding the meeting date. Any responses made to the City automatically become part of the public record and are therefore subject to viewing by anyone who so requests. As it is not unusual for applications to be withdrawn or deferred, both Applicants and other interested parties are asked to call the Planning and Policy Division at 460-2075 by 4:00 p.m. on the date of the meeting to confirm that their item of interest is on the agenda.
December 10 *
*Early due to Christmas Holidays
The Capital City Municipal Plan prescribes a design review process to ensure that the exterior design of new buildings, alterations to existing buildings, and open space development are compatible within the Residential Town Plat Planning Area.
The Planning Advisory Committee has appointed a Design Review Subcommittee. If the PAC feels that a review of the design of a project in the Town Plat is needed before making a final decision, it refers the application to the Subcommittee. The Subcommittee includes a City Councillor, a member of the PAC, two registered architects, one registered landscape architect, one professional engineer, one member-at-large who resides in the City, and one staff member who serves as co-coordinator in a non-voting capacity.
If you would like further information on the Residential Town Plat Design Review Subcommittee please contact the manager of Heritage and Cultural Affairs.