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Plan Area Notices

Agricultural Land Use Planning in Inverness and Victoria Counties

The Municipality of the County of Inverness and the Municipality of the County of Victoria have both decided to explore options of municipality-wide land use planning with a focus on agriculture. For more information please see our agricultural land use planning page.

Town of Port Hawkesbury Plan Area :
  1. Introducing a ‘Downtown’ Designation in the Municipal Planning Strategy;
  2. Introducing a ‘Commercial Main Street (C5)’ Zone in the Land Use By-law;
  3. Re-designating and concurrently rezoning all ‘Commercial Highway (C3)’ zoned properties in the central Reeves Street area of the Town to the new designation and zone.

Public Hearing to be held: Thursday, June 28th at 1:00 p.m. in Shannon Studio, Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre (606 Reeves Street).
PLEASE ALSO NOTE that the Public Hearing will be followed by a Special Public Meeting of Council at 1:30pm on the same day.

Staff Reports

  • Town of Port Hawkesbury: Updates to Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law in support of ‘Destination Reeves Street’
  • St Peters: More than One Main Residential Building on a Lot.
  • Port Hawkesbury: Plan amendments related to the 100 Reeves St property (PID#50303437) allowing for the establishment of a dog daycare business start-up.
  • Inverness: Request for a change of zoning from ‘Institutional’ to ‘Commercial Mixed Use’ by the Inverness Historical Society for a part of their lands on Lower Railway St.
  • Fringe Plan: Amendment to the Development Agreement between the Antigonish Affordable Housing Society and the Municipality of the County of Antigonish to allow for a third phase addition, to the Affordable Living Complex “Riverside Estates” under construction, consisting of a community room, utility room and small office space on property (PID: 01223668) located at 12 Hope Lane, off Vincent’s Way, Sylvan Valley, Antigonish County.
  • Cheticamp: Rezoning application by Raymond Deveau to rezone a portion of the property with PID# 50098045 Cabot Trail, Chéticamp, NS.

Plan Documents and Maps

Antigonish County

  • Fringe
  • Central Antigonish
  • Eastern Antigonish
  • Keppoch - Beaver Mountain
  • Wind Turbine Development

Victoria County

  • Baddeck
  • Wind Turbine Development

Richmond County

  • Central Richmond
  • Isle Madame
  • Shannon Lake
  • Sporting Mountain
  • St Peters
  • West Richmond
  • Wind Turbine Development

Inverness County

  • Cheticamp
  • Inverness
  • Port Hastings
  • Port Hood
  • Whycocomagh
  • Wind Turbine Development

Town of Port Hawkesbury