The Planning Division provides the following services:
Recommends policies to guide and control the long-term growth and development of Mount Pearl.
Administers and reviews the Mount Pearl Municipal Plan and its associated development schemes pursuant to the Urban and Rural Planning Act 2000.
Administers and reviews the Mount Pearl Development Regulations pursuant to the Urban and Rural Planning Act 2000.
Conducts surveys and studies and advises Council on land use, population growth, economic base, transportation needs, public services, the environment, and other matters relevant to the implementation of development plans.
Provides general information and advice on re-designations and re-zonings, as well as processing amendments to the Municipal Plan and Development Regulations.
Undertakes studies and research projects related to planning and development.
Undertakes planning processes for Council and City organizations.
Reviews and makes recommendations on all development applications (residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, and subdivision developments.
Fosters and supports local democratic processes through public advertisements, public opinion surveys, and the holding of open houses, briefing sessions, and public hearings.
Provides information to the public through information bulletins and publications.
The primary contacts for Planning Services are:
Catherine Howell, Planner
Tel: 709-748-1023 Fax: 709-748-1111
Christopher Hardy, Planner
Tel: 709-748-1106 Fax: 709-748-1111
Julia Schwarz, Manager of Planning and Inspection Services
Tel: 709-748-1151 Fax: 709-748-1111
Stephen B. Jewczyk, F.C.I.P.
Director of Planning and Development
Tel: 709-748-1029 Fax: 709-748-1111
Complete list of contacts for the Planning & Development Department
Urban and Rural Planning Act
St. John's Urban Region Regional Plan 1976 -
See Digital Map Consolidation as per Amendment No. 3, 2014 under "Mapping Services"
Mount Pearl Municipal Plan and Development Regulations Documents
Comprehensive Development Schemes (CDS)
Development Regulations Documents
Template for Landscaping Cost Estimates
Regarding Kenmount Hill Amendment - Commissioner's Report - May 4, 2015
Application Forms/Information Bulletins
Approved Permit Listings
Planning and Development Department Documents
Annual Report of Planning and Development Department
Pearl Awards for Urban Design and Gardens
2014 Pearl Awards - Details and Nomination Form
2013 Award Winners
2012 Award Winners
2011 Award Winners
2010 Award Winners