The Planning & Development Department operates out of the second floor of the Trenton Administration Office and provides a variety of planning, property development and building and fire inspection services to the Towns of Trenton, Stellarton and Westville.

Planning & Development Officer

Roland Burek (Interim)

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Tel: 902-752-4476


The Town Planner and Development Officer guides the growth and development of the Town. The officer administers and enforces the Pictou County Common Land Use By-law and Municipal Planning Strategy, assigns civic addresses and road names, produces development agreements, plan amendments, development permits and Subdivision permits, assists in Heritage property registration, and long-range community planning.

Building Official & Fire Inspector

Emily Lutton (Jones), B.Sc., CET, QBO-II, CFI-I
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Tel: 902-752-5209


The Building Official and Fire Inspector ensures that buildings are constructed and maintained to the National Building and Fire Codes of Canada, and to National and Provincial safety standards. The inspector receives and processes applications for building and demolition permits, carries out plans reviews and building inspections, carries out the administration and inspections for dangerous and unsightly premises concerns, carries out a system of fire inspections, and provides information on fire safety and fire emergency planning.


Planning & Development Office

120 Main Street (2nd floor)

P.O. Box 328
Trenton, NS
B0K 1X0

Fax: (902) 752-0090