Planning & Development

Welcome to the East Whiteland Township department of Planning and Development. The Department of Planning and Development oversee all aspects of the land development and subdivision process in East Whiteland Township. This includes coordinating reviews with the Township Engineer, Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors, in accordance with the Pennsylvania MPC and the Township Comprehensive Plan.


Bishop Tube Land Development and ZHB Application
The Bishop Tube residential development plan will be before the Township Planning Commission at their April 26th meeting (rescheduled from the March 22nd meeting), which starts at 7:30 (workshop at 7 PM). Links to the development plans and exhibits from the Zoning Hearing Board can be found under the land developments tab on the menu to the left.

Land Development Process 

Land development and subdivision applications are received by Director of Planning and reviewed for completeness. Once deemed complete, the application and associated plan sets and studies are forwarded to the Township engineer and review consultants, as well as the Chester County Planning Commission for formal review.

Applications are received by the end of each month for consideration at the next month's Planning Commission Meeting, with the Planning Commission meeting on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Once all of the appropriate reviews are completed and addressed to the satisfaction of the township engineer(s) and the Township Planning Commission, the Planning Commission makes a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors for either approval or denial of the application. The Planning Commission is an advisory board to the Board of Supervisors. Public comment and participation is welcome at all Township Planning Commission meetings, as this meeting is where most issues with an application are addressed and resolved.

Once a formal recommendation is made by the Planning Commission, the application is then forwarded to the Board of Supervisors for a presentation from the applicant and comments from the Board of Supervisors and the public. If the Board is satisfied with the progress of the development, they will make a motion to have the Township Solicitor draft a resolution for consideration at the following Board of Supervisors meeting. All land development and subdivision applications are approved by a formal resolution signed by the Board and the Applicant, which lists all of the details and conditions of approval for each application.

Once an application receives approval from the Board of Supervisors and all of the agreements and impact fees are paid, the plan is then recorded with the Chester County Recorder of Deeds office and the development moves towards the application of any necessary permits for review with the Township Codes and Life Safety Department.