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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.

Antigonish Fringe Plan :
  1. Amend the Antigonish County Fringe Area Municipal Planning Strategy to reiterate the intention of Council to prohibit the creation of private roads in serviced areas but at the same time define exceptions to this rule in the Municipal Subdivision By-law; and
  2. Amend the Antigonish Subdivision Bylaw to allow for the approval of private roads situated in the area of the “Fringe Plan Area Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy” where the creation of such private road, including construction standards is regulated through a development agreement and where the applicant provides the municipality with a “service easement”.

Public Hearing to be held: Thursday, August 9 th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Council chambers, 285 Beech Hill Road, Beech Hill.

Planning Advisory Committee Meeting:

Municipality of the County of Antigonish Planning Advisory Committee Meeting: August 9, 2018 6:00 p.m. Municipal Building, 285 Beech Hill Road, Beech Hill. Agenda

Staff Reports

  • 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.
  • 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