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 Towns of Port Hawkesbury and Antigonish. 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 application and permitting processes see below.

Plan Area Notices

Plan Eastern

Plan Eastern Nova is a project to create a Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS) and Land Use Bylaw (LUB) for all areas of the Municipalities of Antigonish, Inverness, Richmond and Victoria Counties that currently do not have planning documents in place. This project will bring these municipalities into compliance with the Provincial mandate that all areas of Nova Scotia have comprehensive land use planning. Check project news at the Plan Eastern Nova website.

Staff Reports

Central Richmond Plan
Amendments to the Central Richmond Secondary Plan and Land Use By-law to allow former institutional buildings to be converted into dwelling units. View Document
Eastern Antigonish Plan
Application by Kelly Field and Sylvain Gauthier to amend the Eastern Antigonish Land Use By-law by rezoning the property on Myette Road with PIDs 10138329, 10136901, 10138337 and 10138345 from R-1 to R-2. View Document
Proposed Amendment to the Eastern Antigonish Land Use By-law Rural (R-1) Zone to allow “Brewpubs, taproom breweries and micro-distilleries” and “licensed establishments” to Restaurants as permitted uses within the zone. View Document
Port Hawkesbury Plan
File No. PH-DA2024-001 Application to enter into a Development Agreement for a maximum of 80 units on Lot 5B, PID #50155779, Memorial Drive, Town of Port Hawkesbury, Inverness County View Document
Request to amend the Port Hawkesbury Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law to allow a building supply sales business, retail sales, restaurants, clinics, warehouses, and outdoor storage in the Commercial Restricted (C-4) Zone, to relax architectural requirements for accessory buildings, and amend signage provisions. View Document
Town of Antigonish Plan
Application by Paradis Investments Limited to allow for the development of a mixed-use building containing retail commercial, professional offices, and up to 24 residential units by development agreement at 23 Main Street PIDs 01229608, 01229616, and 01229624. View Document
Application by AA Harbour Enterprises Limited to develop a ten-unit apartment building with six one-bedroom units located on the main floor and four two bedroom units located on the second floor at 56 Highland Drive. The proposed development agreement will be negotiated in consideration of the Higher Order Residential Neighbourhood (RN-2) Zone provisions of the Town of Antigonish Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law. View Document
West River Antigonish Harbour Plan
Application to amend R-2 Townhouse lot requirements in the West River Antigonish Harbour Land Use By-law. View Document
Application to rezone the property on Vincent’s Way, PID 01208933, Sylvan Valley, Antigonish County AT-RZ2023-006. View Document
Amendments to the West River Antigonish Harbour Land Use By-law permitting the conversion of existing non-residential building to entirely residential buildings in the General Commercial (C-2) Zone subject to special requirements. View Document
Amendments to the Residential (R-1) Zone to increase the maximum height for senior citizen housing and institutional uses in the West River Antigonish Harbour Land Use By-law. View Document
Application by the Antigonish Affordable Housing Society (AAHS) to enter into a Development Agreement for three (3) Multi-unit Apartment Buildings providing a total of seventeen (17) Units on Lot 2A, PID 10079572, Appleseed Drive, Post Road View Document