Rural Plans & Zoning

A Rural Plan is a land use regulation or by-law that helps guide future development, and minimize the potential for conflicting land uses by establishing zoning standards and permitted uses within each zone.

For more information on how to apply to the FRSC to amend, rezone, vary, or adjust the requirements of a Rural Plan, please contact planning staff at or 506-738-1245

NOTICE: Proposed Simonds Parish Rural Plan Amendment RE: 3479 Red Head Road, Mispec, NB

Deadline to submit written comments Nov. 28th, 2023. Details in Public Notice PDF below.


Rural Plans

Rothesay Parish Planning Area Rural Plan

Rothesay Parish Planning Area Zoning Map

Simonds Parish Planning Area Rural Plan

Simonds Parish Planning Area Zoning Map

Village of St. Martins Rural Plan

Village of St. Martins Zoning Map

Basic Planning Statement

A basic planning statement (BPS) is designed to be a less formal and less comprehensive than a rural plan. They contain statements of objectives, policies and proposals for the future development of a community. A BPS does not commit the community or the Province to undertake any proposals outlined in the statement. However, a development may not proceed in a manner inconsistent with the BPS.

While no longer available as a planning tool under the 2017 New Brunswick Community Planning Act, the Saint Martins Parish Planning Area Basic Planning Statement (NB Regulation 94-68) remains in effect until repealed and replaced with a modern rural plan by-law under the Village of Fundy-St. Martins.

Saint Martins Parish Planning Area Basic Planning Statement


Service Area

FRSC administers building permits, subdivision approvals and planning in these areas. Not all areas administered by FRSC have a Rural Plan, but a building or development permit is still required.