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Planning Department


The Planning Department provides guidance to help government officials, citizens, consultants, and developers achieve successful development in character with the community.  Staff is dedicated to ensuring the vision of the Land Use Plan is implemented and compliance occurs with all applicable codes. 

Planning Director

Dianna M. Tomlin, AICP
(615) 776-6693

Dianna Tomlin has served as the Planning Director for the Town of Nolensville since August 2020. Dianna received her Masters in Planning from the University of Tennessee and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. As Planning Director Dianna is responsible for ensuring that development adheres to the land use plan, zoning ordinance and subdivision regulations. She serves as the Town representative on Transportation Committee for the Greater Nashville Regional Council. Dianna provides information and recommendations to Town Boards and Commissions involved in development.

Planning Assistant
Joel Cook

Joel Cook is a graduate of Belmont University and has been a lover of the Middle Tennessee area all of his life. He has served with the Town of Nolensville since early 2019 as the Engineering Assistant before splitting his duties to also help as the Planning Assistant and taking on special projects. As the Planning Assistant Joel is responsible for managing bonds with development projects, works as a liaison between developers and Town Hall, accepts all applications for signs, manages official town records for planning/engineering, lends direct support to the Planning Commission and creates maps/GIS.


Application Users Guide

Applicants should refer to the Application Users Guide for information on how and what to submit to the Planning Department for all types of applications.  Follow the link above for more information.