Lunenburg’s planning documents are based on the Comprehensive Community Plan, which is 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.
Project Lunenburg CCP
The pdf Comprehensive Community Plan (CCP) (34.26 MB) is the 40-year strategic plan for the Town of Lunenburg. The Town engaged its citizens over an 18-month process to define the community's goals and aspirations, and to chart a course that will have community efforts moving in the same direction, contributing to a shared vision for the future. Project Lunenburg was completed with the partnership of Upland Planning + Design.
For more details and information, including status reporting and Project Lunenburg community engagement documents, please visit the Comprehensive Community Plan page.
Municipal Planning Strategy
The Town's 2021 regulations present an exciting and ground-breaking approach to planning in Atlantic Canada, and were built on the foundation of Project Lunenburg and the Comprehensive Community Plan.
The Municipal Planning Strategy is the policy document of Council regarding the use of land in Lunenburg. The accompanying Land Use Bylaw and Subdivision Bylaw are the documents through which Council's policies are administered.
- pdf Municipal Planning Strategy 2021 (2.49 MB)
- pdf Municipal Planning Strategy Amendment Process (34 KB)
Land Use Bylaw
*NEW* Online Zoning Look-up Map
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 map. Visit the Town of Lunenburg Online Zoning Look-up.
- pdf Subdivision Bylaw 2021 (896 KB)
- See "Subdivision Approval" on the Permits page for subdivision specifications and applications.
- Please visit our Permits page here.
- To download an infographic on Planning permits, click pdf here (326 KB) .
Town of Lunenburg Planning and Development Maps
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.
Interactive Flood Model
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.)