Planning Board

The Planning Board is a quasi-legislative board consisting of nine regular members appointed by the Board of Commissioners.  Board members are private citizens and do not receive compensation for their service.  The Planning Board makes recommendations on land use ordinances to the Commissioners, including, but not limited to, the Buncombe County Land Development and Subdivision Ordinance and the Buncombe County Zoning Ordinance.  Applications for major subdivisions (subdivisions consisting of 11 lots or more), rezoning requests, and text changes to the Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Ordinance are heard before the Planning Board.  The Board makes recommendations to the Commissioners for rezonings and ordinance text changes.  They are also the sole reviewing authority for major subdivisions.

This Board regularly meets the first and third Mondays of each month at 9:30 a.m., however the Board may meet at different times for special meetings or due to holidays or other extenuating circumstances.  A quorum consists of five Board members, and decisions are made by majority vote. 

Application deadlines for the Planning Board can be found on the Subdivision Ordinance and Zoning Ordinance websites.  The agenda and meeting notice will generally be posted on the website at least one week prior to the scheduled meeting, though the agenda may be amended after posting. 

Agendas and Other Documents

Planning Board Meeting

Notice of Meeting - 2/15/16

  • Meeting Schedule/Submittal Deadlines 2016

  • Planning Board Meeting Agenda & Minutes

    December 21, 2015 agenda minutes
    December 7, 2015 agenda minutes
    November 16, 2015 agenda minutes
    November 2, 2015 agenda minutes
    October 19, 2015 agenda minutes
    October 5, 2015 agenda minutes
    September 21, 2015 agenda minutes
    September 14, 2015 agenda minutes
    August 17, 2015 agenda minutes
    August 3, 2015 agenda minutes
    July 20, 2015 agenda minutes
    July 6, 2015 agenda minutes
    June 15, 2015 agenda minutes
    June 9, 2015 agenda minutes
    June 1, 2015 agenda minutes

    **Please note that minutes will not be posted for meetings until they have been approved by the Planning Board at their next scheduled meeting. Please contact Gillian Phillips at (828) 250-4852 or to request minutes for meetings not posted online.