The Planning Review and Adjustment Committee (PRAC) is appointed by Regional Service Commission to carry out advisory and decision-making functions as specified under the provincial Community Planning Act.

These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, decisions on variances to zoning provisions and the location of public streets or provision of other suitable access in a proposed plan of subdivision, and advice to either the Municipal Council or the Minister of Environment and Local Government as the case may be, on rezoning applications under their consideration.

The decisions and recommendations made by this Committee are guided by the provisions of the Community Planning Act, and any regulations and by-laws thereunder. The deliberations of the Committee are supported by the analysis and advice of professional staff of Regional Service Commission 8.

The RSC 8 PRAC serves the Villages of Norton and Sussex Corner as well as the 14 Local Service Districts within Region 8.