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Plan Area Notices

Central Antigonish Plan Area:

the Council of the Municipality of the County of Antigonish intends to consider and, if deemed advisable,

  1. Amend the Antigonish County Central Area Land Use By-law by restricting the maximum size limitation of 83.6 square metres (900 sq. feet) for accessory buildings to areas where such buildings are proposed for properties with access to central Municipal sewer services.

There will be a Public Hearing at Council Chambers , 285 Beech Hill Road on Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.


Victoria County:

the Municipality of the County of Victoria intends to consider and, if deemed advisable, adopt omnibus amendments to the Victoria County Subdivision By-law. The purpose of the amendments includes:

  1. updating references to the former Planning Act with references to the Municipal Government Act;
  2. adding a right-of-way requirement for creating land locked parcels;
  3. allowing for private roads to cross “unmaintained public roads”;
  4. allowing for landlocked parcels to be created where an access easement must cross a railway right-of-way;
  5. clarifying a paved standard for municipal roads in areas with Municipal Services; and
  6. allowing for the Municipality to enter into an agreement with a developer requiring public road construction after (as opposed to prior to) subdivision approval and to take a “performance surety” for the eventual construction of the public road.

There will be a Public Hearing at the Victoria County Court House, on Monday, June 27th, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.


Staff Reports

  • 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.
  • Central Antigonish Plan: Nine Hundred Square Foot Maximum Size Limitations on Accessory Buildings mandated in the General Provision Section of the Central Antigonish Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law.
  • 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.

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