The Hantsport Area Advisory Committee (HAAC) was established to advise the West Hants Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) on general planning matters affecting the community of Hantsport, including the preparation of and amendments to planning documents. While PAC is made up of all West Hants Councillors and two resident members, the HAAC has one Councillor and up to seven resident members. This committee enables the residents of Hantsport to participate fully in the growth and development of their community.
The HAAC meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 11 a.m. in the committee room, Hantsport office, 20 Main St, Hantsport, and all HAAC meetings are open to the public.
Hantsport has a Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS), Land Use By-law (LUB), and Subdivision By-law which were adopted in 2010. When the former Town dissolved into the Municipality of West Hants in July 2015, these planning documents remained in force, and apply to the land contained within the former Town boundaries.