Planning Commission

The West Hanover Township Planning Commission is an independent advisory board that was established during the 1960’s for the purpose of preparing the Township’s first Comprehensive Plan in 1968.  Today, the Planning Commission continues to serve the community by providing specialized assistance to the Board of Supervisors and the community in formulating Township planning policies and providing comments and recommendations on subdivision plans and land development projects being undertaking in the Township.  The Planning Commission also is involved in the policy making process and ordinance preparations regarding land uses, development and similar growth management under the Township’s land development ordinances and the PA Municipalities Planning Code, Act 247.

The Planning Commission is particular important to the Board of Supervisors by providing comments and recommendations related to the following areas:

  • Reviews and comments on Comprehensive Plan issues;
  • Prepares zoning ordinance amendments for consideration by The Board of Supervisors;
  • Reviews and makes recommendations on proposals to rezone land in the Township;
  • Reviews and makes recommendations on land development and subdivision plan applications;
  • Reviews and comments on the Township’s Capital Improvements Program; and,
  • Conducts other planning studies and performs other related projects independently and/or at the request of the Board of Supervisors.

The West Hanover Township Planning Commission has five (5) members who are residents of the Township.  Each member is appointed by the Board of Supervisors for a term of four (4) years.


Meeting Times
Fourth Thursday each month (except November & December, third Thursday), 7:00 PM