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Plan Area Notices

Port Hood Plan Area :

Re: Amending the Port Hood Land Use By-law by introducing a consistent height restriction of 6 metres for all wind turbines in the entire Planning area and to remove previous inconsistencies from the planning document.

Public Hearing to be held: Monday, May 7 th at 1:00 p.m. Council Chamber, Municipal Office, 375 Main St, Port Hood.

St Peters Plan Area :
  1. Amending St. Peters Municipal Planning Strategy to add policy to allow for a secondary accessory single unit dwelling on a lot within the Residential Village (R-1) Zone or within the Rural Residential (R-2) Zone as of right, and
  2. Amending the St. Peters Land Use Bylaw to implement the policy change allowing for a secondary accessory single unit dwelling on a lot within the Residential Village (R-1) Zone or within the Rural Residential (R-2) Zone as of right, and
  3. Amending the St. Peters Land Use Bylaw to add multiple unit dwellings as a permitted use within the Mixed Use (C-2) Zone without a policy amendment since hotels are already permitted, as of right, in the zone.

Public Hearing to be held: Monday, May 28th at 6:45 p.m. Council Chambers - 2357 Hwy 206, Arichat, Richmond County.

Staff Reports

  • 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.
  • Central Antigonish: 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.
  • 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