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 Town of Port Hawkesbury. 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

Eastern Antigonish Plan Area:
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Port Hawkesbury:

The Council of the Town of Port Hawkesbury intends to consider and, if deemed advisable amend the Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law as follows:

    1. Amend the Port Hawkesbury Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law to add “Existing Funeral Parlours and undertaker establishments” as a permitted use within the Residential Two Unit (R-2) Zone.

There will be a Public Hearing at Shannon Studio, 606 Reeves Street on Monday, April 25th, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.


Staff Reports

  • Inverness County: Options to integrate public consultation into the approval process for wind energy projects in the Municipality of the County of Inverness.
  • Town of Port Hawkesbury: Application by Greene’s Funeral Services Limited to amend the Town of Port Hawkesbury Land Use By-law by adding existing funeral parlours as a permitted use in the Residential (R-2) zone.
  • Shannon Lake: Rezoning in Louisdale, Richmond County (PIDs 75202523, 75202531, 75202556, 75202549, 75114660) from Watershed Protection (WSP) to Wellhead Protection (WHP) to update the zoning map of the Shannon Lake Plan Area. 06/10/2015

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