The Planning Commission is a nine-member board appointed by the Board of Supervisors for four-year, staggered terms. Meetings and procedures are governed by the Municipal Planning Code of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The Planning Commission reviews:
- Subdivision and land development plans
- Conditional use applications
- Lot line changes
It makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors.
Developers follow these steps when submitting a plan to the township:
- Presentation of proposal and drawings of sketch, preliminary or final plans to township staff;
- Review of plans by Planning Commission at regular public meetings;
- Presentation and open discussion;
- Township engineer determines technical completeness;
- Township manager and counsel determine code compliance;
- Appeal to Zoning Hearing Board for variances;
- Request policy or plan conformance review (if variances are granted);
- Return to Planning Commission, which makes recommendations to Board of Supervisors;
- Submits final plan to Board of Supervisors for public hearing.
Because planning is a continuous process that shapes and guides the physical growth of East Whiteland in harmony with its social and economic needs, the Planning Commission encourages all residents to attend its meetings to express their views.
East Whiteland maintains a docket listing of development proposals under review.