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.
The Planning Commission holds regular monthly public hearings on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, S.E. in Leesburg. The monthly public hearing is broadcast on Comcast Government Channel 23, Open Band Channel 40 and Verizon FiOS Channel 40 and is available for live viewing via streaming video
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 Please note that although items are advertised, it is possible that items may be withdrawn or postponed up to and including the day of the public hearing.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
The Planning Commission’s regular monthly work sessions are on the second Thursday of the month at the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, S.E. in Leesburg. Planning Commission work sessions are business meetings open to the public. Action may be taken or an item may be forwarded to a future Planning Commission work session for further consideration or action. Public hearings are not held during work sessions. Public hearings normally are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month.
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 work session, 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 work session. 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.
As mentioned above, Planning Commission meetings are available for viewing through the Loudoun County webcast system. The monthly public hearing is broadcast on Comcast Government Channel 23, Open Band Channel 40 and Verizon FiOS Channel 40.
Planning Commission public hearings are webcast live here
, while archived video of public hearings and work sessions are available for viewing here
Inclement Weather Policy / Holidays
If a Planning Commission work session or public hearing falls on a Holiday, or in the event of inclement weather, the work session or public hearing will be held the following Thursday.
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
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: