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Plan Area Notices

Cheticamp Plan Area :
  1. Re: Rezoning a portion of PID 50098045 (between 15374 and 15388 Cabot Trail) in Chéticamp from C-1 Commercial Business District to R-3 Residential Multiple Family

Public Hearing to be held: Monday, March 5th at 12:45 p.m. Inverness Fire Hall, 15795 Central Ave, Inverness.

Inverness Plan Area :


  1. Rezoning a portion of PID 50180686 (16030 Central Ave) in Inverness from RD-1 Rural Development to C-2 Commercial Mixed Use; and
  2. removing the requirement of 30 feet wide two-way driveways for commercial developments other than shopping centres.

Public Hearing to be held: Monday, March 5th at 12:45 p.m. Inverness Fire Hall, 15795 Central Ave, Inverness.


Staff Reports

  • Cheticamp Rezoning application by Raymond Deveau to rezone a portion of the property with PID# 50098045 Cabot Trail, Chéticamp, NS.
  • Inverness Request for a change of zoning from ‘Rural Development’ to ‘Commercial Mixed Use’ by 3294708 Nova Scotia Limited for Municipal Lands to be purchased
  • Port Hawkesbury: Seventy Meters Square Foot Maximum Size Limitations on Accessory Buildings mandated in the General Provision Section of the Town of Port Hawkesbury Land Use By-Law.
  • Inverness: Proposed Omnibus Amendments to the Community of Inverness, Inverness County, Land Use by-law: 1) allowing for “Personal Services Establishment” uses within the Residential Urban (R-1) Zone subject to Site Plan Approvals and expanding the definition of Personal Service Establishments to include “Fitness Centres”, and 2) allowing free standing carwashes in both the Commercial Business District (C-1) and Commercial Mixed Use (C-2) Zones subject to Site Plan approval.
  • Fringe Plan: Request for a Development Agreement by Clifton Development Limited for the property located at PID# 10106037 on Noah’s Park to construct a six unit apartment building.
  • Fringe Plan: Plan Amendment, Rezoning, and Text Amendment for PIDs 10127173 and 10127181, lands of G.E.A. Incorporated, Lower South River, Antigonish County.
  • Isle Madame Plan: Rezoning in Arichat (PID 75003608) from Village Low Density Residential (VR-1) to Village Residential Multiple Unit (VR-2) to permit two (2) grouped multiple unit dwellings with a total of twelve (12) dwelling units.

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