Planning & Zoning Commission

The Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission is a five-member panel appointed by the Sussex County Council, as stipulated by 9 Del. Code Chapter 68, to consider requests for change of zone, conditional use and subdivision applications. Members are appointed for three-year terms.

The commission acts as an advisory board to the County Council on change of zone and conditional use requests, but has the authority to grant or deny subdivision applications. The Planning & Zoning Commission holds public hearings twice a month.

Comments and correspondence intended for the commission or its members should be entered into the record during Planning & Zoning public hearings, sent by mail to the Planning & Zoning Office, PO Box 417, Georgetown, DE 19947, or submitted electronically here.


Name Robert C. Wheatley, Chairman
Address 30613 Sussex Highway
Laurel, DE 19956
Council District 5
Year Appointed 1995
Current Term Ends 2022

Name R. Keller Hopkins
Address 19852 Peaceful Acres Lane
Bridgeville, DE 19933
Council District 2
Year Appointed 2016
Current Term Ends 2017

Name Kim Hoey Stevenson, Vice-Chairman
Address 37524 Golden Eagle Boulevard
Lewes, DE 19958
Council District 3
Year Appointed 2017
Current Term Ends 2020

Name J. Bruce Mears
Address 31370 Railway Road, Unit 2
Ocean View, DE 19970
Council District 4
Year Appointed 2019
Current Term Ends 2020

Name Holly Wingate
Address 11 Heron Lane
Millville, DE 19967
Council District 5
Year Appointed 2018
Current Term Ends 2021