Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is a local appointed government board that is charged with objectively reviewing and recommending sound and efficient planning regulations to the legislative body of the Town of Bedford. The Planning Commission is the primary entity responsible for long term, comprehensive planning and development. The Commission governs many of the physical characteristics of development such as the width of streets, the provision of sidewalks, the location of parking, and the extent and characteristics of open space. In addition, the Commission establishes zoning resolutions for the regulation of land use and development standards. The Commission is provided advance notification of the location and extent of the construction or authorization of any public street, building, park, open space, or utility, whether public or privately owned, for the purpose of review and approval.

The Planning Commission is responsible for preparing and recommending for adoption by the legislative body, an official general plan, known as the Comprehensive Plan, that defines a vision for how the community will look and function in the future. Refer to Comprehensive Plan to view the most recent proposed plan to be considered for adoption by the Town Council.  

Regular meetings of the Planning Commission are conducted as follows:

  • Time: 5:30 p.m.
  • Day: 1st Thursday of every month
  • Location: Council Chambers
    215 E Main Street
    Bedford, VA 24523

Agendas & Minutes


The meeting may be cancelled if there are no items on the agenda. Call 540-587-6021 for more information or questions. Please refer to Agendas & Minutes to view the most recent activities of the Planning Commission.

Planning Commission Members

Lonne R. Bailey - Chair

Term Expiration: 3/31/2018

Email Lonne R Bailey

Frances Coles - Secretary

Term Expiration: 3/31/2020

Email Frances Coles

Jason L. Horne - Member

Term Expiration: 3/31/2020

Email Jason L Horne

Darren Shoen - Member

Term Expiration: 3/31/2021

Email Darren Shoen

Larry Brookshier - Member

Term Expiration: 3/31/2021

Email Larry Brookshier


Steve Rush - Town Council Rep

Term Expiration: 12/31/2018

Email Steve Rush

James P. Towner - Member

Term Expiration: 3/31/2021

Email James P Towner