Planning Division

The Planning Division provides support to the Town Board in managing capital improvement projects and carrying out long term planning exercises such as the update of the Town’s Master Plan, development of  area studies and other  improvement projects that improve and beautify the Town, and advance the goals of the Town Development Plan. The Planning Division also supports the Town Board in developing strategies to improve the planning process, advance the Town’s sustainability goals, and develop alternative housing opportunities. The Planning Division is staffed Director of Planning, an Assistant Planner and a  Planning Board Secretary.


The Planning Division also provides technical support to the Planning Board, a five-member appointed board, including review of subdivisions, site plans and lot line adjustments. Click here to view the current Planning Board membership. The Planning Board is responsible for approval of all subdivisions and site plans throughout the Town as well as certain environmental permits.


Information for Applicants


Please see the attached Fee Schedule for information about application fees. Please note that all applicants submitting an application for Planning Board review will also be required to reimburse the Town for the cost of professional review services, including town planning, legal and engineering services, incurred in connection with the review of your application.

Fee Schedule

New Castle Planning Board meetings can be viewed on live and rebroadcast on Cablevision channel 78 and Verizon Fios channel 47, as well as on Livestream.


Town of New Castle Annual Benchmarking Publication 2018