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About the Planning Commission
The Loudoun County Planning Commission is a nine-member advisory body appointed by the Board of Supervisors. The commission provides recommendations on issues concerning land development ordinances, comprehensive planning, future land use policies, and the Capital Improvements Program for the county. The Loudoun County Department of Planning and Zoning provides professional and support services to the commission.

The Planning Commission is empowered by state law to prepare and recommend a Comprehensive Plan and a zoning map for the physical development of the land in the county. The commission also reviews a variety of land development applications (e.g., rezonings and special exceptions) and makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors for consideration in approving or denying the proposed projects.

Public Hearings
The Planning Commission holds regular monthly public hearings and work sessions at the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, S.E. in Leesburg. The monthly public hearing is broadcast on Comcast Government Channel 23, Verizon FiOS Channel 40, and Open Band Channel 18 and is available for live viewing via streaming video. At the public hearing scheduled for January 19, 2016, the commission is expected to set its meeting schedule for 2016.

Notices of the Planning Commission public hearings are published in the Wednesday editions of the Loudoun Times-Mirror newspaper and are posted on Wednesdays on  the Loudoun Times-Mirror website. The newspaper notices are printed three weeks prior and the website notices two weeks prior to the public hearing. Please note that although items are advertised, it is possible that items may be withdrawn or postponed up to and including the day of the public hearing. Citizens are encouraged to call the Department of Planning and Zoning on the day of the public hearing to confirm that an item is on the agenda.

Worksessions
The Planning Commission’s regular monthly work session schedule will be posted here once it is set, which is expected to occur January 19, 2016.  

Meeting Information
Dates and times of Planning Commission meetings are posted on the Loudoun County Government Master Calendar.

The Planning Commission agenda, whether for a public hearing or worksession, is subject to change. It is possible agenda items can be withdrawn or postponed up to and including the day of the public hearing or worksession. Therefore, citizens are encouraged to call the Department of Planning and Zoning on the day of the meeting to confirm that an item is on the agenda, or, the most current agenda may be viewed here.

All Planning Commission meetings are open to the public except as provided for in the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.

Planning Commission meetings are recorded with For The Record® (FTR) technology. Audio copies of meetings are available for purchase from the Department of Planning and Zoning in CD format. The Record Player software is required to listen to the audio and can be downloaded free of charge at the For The Record® website. The audio files are also available for review at the Department of Planning and Zoning by appointment.

Inclement Weather Policy / Holidays
If a Planning Commission worksession or public hearing falls on a Holiday, or in the event of inclement weather, the worksession or public hearing will be held the following Thursday.

Staff Support
The Department of Planning provides support services to the Planning Commission. Questions relating to the Planning Commission, requests for advanced sign-up for public hearings, and copies of recorded meetings should be addressed to: Loudoun County
Department of Planning and Zoning
1 Harrison Street S.E.
P.O. Box 7000
Leesburg, Virginia 20177-7000
email
Ph: 703-777-0246
Fx: 703-777-0441

Nancy Bryan currently serves as the Deputy Clerk to the Planning Commission.

Contacting the Commission
Commission members are employed elsewhere during the day; therefore, questions and correspondence should be sent to "Loudoun County Planning Commission (c/o Loudoun County Department of Planning and Zoning)" at the address above.

You may also contact Commission members via their individual email addresses, the general Planning Commission email, or the phone and fax numbers listed above.  Any correspondence, whether written or emailed, is considered public information and is subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.

Planning Commission Members 2016-2019
The Planning Commission members, whose terms are concurrent with the Board of Supervisors, are:

  • Jeff Salmon, Chair, Dulles District, email
  • Kathy Blackburn, Vice Chair, Algonkian District, email
  • Fred Jennings, Ashburn District
  • Jim Sisley, At Large, email
  • Charlie Douglas, Blue Ridge District, email

  • Cliff Keirce, Broad Run District, email
  • Eugene Scheel, Catoctin District, email
  • Ad Barnes, Leesburg District, email
  • Dan Lloyd, Sterling District, email


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