Planning Board

The Planning Board is established to advise the City Council on matters related to land use and community development. The Planning Board shall be governed by the terms of North Carolina General Statutes 160A-360 - 160A-387 and by Chapter 40, Article II of the City's Code of Ordinances

Membership & Terms

The Planning Board consists of ten (10) members.

Seven (7) members shall be citizens and residents of the City of Hendersonville and are appointed by the Hendersonville City Council. 

The three (3) remaining members shall be citizens and residents of the City's extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) and shall be appointed by the Henderson County Board of Commissioners.  For consideration of one of these seats, interested persons must fill out a County Boards/Commissions/Committees application.  

The members of the Planning Board serve three-year staggered terms. Should any member no longer reside in the jurisdiction from which appointed, that member is no longer entitled to serve on the Planning Board and must resign. 


Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the Operations Center located at 305 Williams Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792.


The Planning Board may conduct public hearings as may be required to gather information necessary for the drafting, establishment, and maintenance of the comprehensive plan. Before adopting any such plan, it holds at least one public hearing thereon. The Planning Board also conducts such hearings as are necessary for the purpose of considering applications for rezoning, site plan approval, and special use permits.

Information regarding declaration of vested rights may be found City Ordinance and in North Carolina General Statutes 160A-385.1.


Agendas & Minutes 

Submit Public Comment
for planning board


Lew Holloway
Community Development Director
100 N. King St.
Hendersonville, NC 28792
email or (828) 697-3010


Resources & Documents

Planning Board Rules of Procedure

City Calendar

Meeting Notices