The Eastern District Planning Commission provides planning, subdivision and building inspection services in eastern Nova Scotia for the Counties of Antigonish, Inverness, Richmond, and Victoria and the Towns of Port Hawkesbury and Antigonish. The planners, development officers, building inspectors and support staff work toward developing a safe and healthy community for you and your family. For more information on the services offered by the EDPC Please see here .

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Plan Area Notices

Municipality of the County of Antigonish:

Notice of Public Hearing: LAND USE BY-LAW, MPS

  1. Enter into a development agreement with Ron MacGillivray Holdings Ltd. for a portion of the property located off Beech Hill Road across the street from the Tim Horton’s/ Sobeys Express/ Shell gas station, with PID 01249846, to allow for the construction of an automobile sales establishment located in the General Commercial (C-2) zone.
  2. Amend the Antigonish Fringe Municipal Planning Strategy to re-designate properties located on Somers Road at civic #142 that houses two storage buildings and the abutting property with PIDs 01299726 and 10113082 and the area of land between those properties and the floodplain designation, from Residential to Rural Development. Also, to amend the Antigonish Fringe Land Use By-law to rezone PID 01299726, which is the property located between civic# 142 and civic# 122, from Residential (R-1) to Rural General (RG-1) zone. Also, to add a definition of “commercial storage facilities” to the definitions, and to add “commercial storage facilities by development agreement” as a permitted use in the RG-1 zone.

Public Hearing to be held: Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Council Chambers, 285 Beech Hill Rd, Beech Hill.

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.

Staff Reports

  • Town of Antigonish Land Use By-law: Establishment of medical massage therapy practice on The Heights Road
  • Fringe Plan / Subdivision By-Law: Plan amendments related to approval of private roads in serviced areas
  • Fringe Plan: Request from John Graham MacDonald and Karen MacDonald to rezone four properties located East of Beech Hill Road and immediately South of the Old Highway No. 104 (PIDs 10017853, 10109098, 10109106 and 01249002) in Beech Hill, Antigonish County to allow for commercial development on a proposed public road connector.
  • 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.

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
  • Town of Antigonish

Inverness County

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

Town of Port Hawkesbury