Lehigh Valley Planning Commission
Monthly Subdivision Reports
A subdivision is defined as any plan filed with a municipality that proposes to change a legal property line. The types of subdivisions can range from the simple adjustment to a legal lot line between two existing properties to the more significant division of larger parcels into multiple properties for sale to individual owners.
A subdivision or a land development plan is filed with a municipality in two phases, first as a proposal and subsequently for approval. In the proposal phase, applicants provide the project’s engineering and surveying details and documentation of key impacts (such as stormwater management or traffic impacts) of the proposal. In the approval phase, applicants submit a final plan addressing all issues raised in the proposal phase, as well as any required permits or approvals from agencies outside of the municipality. Approval by the municipality means that the development proposal can proceed to construction, if applicable.