The Community Planning Act enables regulations to be adopted by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council/the Province of New Brunswick for specific land use planning subjects. These regulations may establish planning tools throughout the province.
Specifically, regulations can be created for:
- Statements of Provincial Interest;
- Regional planning;
- Community planning and development services a regional service commission can provide to a local service district, and fees that can be charged for those services, as well as the amount of those fees;
- The principles and criteria that will be applied to a local government when it establishes development charges;
- Designating the types of easements and prescribing the rights these types of easements vest in the Crown, a local government or a utility, and
- Indicating what a development must be in conformity with before a development or building permit may be issued.
The Lieutenant-Governor in Council/the Province of New Brunswick is also able to make regulations related to:
- set-back of buildings and structures from the boundaries of streets or classes of streets;
- the location, layout, equipment standards and licensing of mobile home sites and the fees to be paid by the operators of mobile home parks;
- prescribing the location and dimensions of service stations, gas bars, car washes, and automotive repair garages, including standards for their construction;
- prescribing the location and dimensions, purposes and licensing of public advertising signs and bill boards, including standards for their construction and fees;
- excavation of sand, gravel, clay, shale, limestone, or other deposits for sale or commercial use;
- subdivision of land;
- the building, locating or relocating, demolishing, altering, structurally altering, repairing or replacing or a combination of the work of a building or structure;
- development and building permits; and
- land use and development policies on settlement patterns, commercial and industrial siting, flood plains and planning for coastal zones.