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Plan Area Notices

 

Plan Eastern Nova

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.



Municiality of Richmond County: Notice of Public Hearing

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT the Council of the Municipality of the County of Richmond intends to consider and, if deemed advisable, adopt the following planning documents:

  • Municipality of the County of Richmond Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-Law in accordance with Bill 58 of the Municipal Government Act

Copies of the Staff Reports, providing more detailed information on the proposed amendments, can be inspected at:

  • The Municipal Office
  • The Eastern District Planning Commission office (606 Reeves Street, Unit 3, Port Hawkesbury) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30p.m. weekdays (excluding holidays)
  • The Eastern District Planning Commission website edpc.ca and the Plan Eastern Nova Website

Further information may be obtained by contacting (902) 625-5361 or Toll Free 888-625-5361.

Any written or oral presentations (in favour or opposition) to the proposed recommendations can be made before Municipal Council at a Public Hearing to be held on: Monday February 26th, 2024 6:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m. Council Chambers, 2357 Highway 206, Arichat, Richmond County



West River Antigonish Harbour Plan: Notice of Public Hearing

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT the Council of the Municipality of the County of Antigonish intends to consider and, if deemed advisable, approve:

  • 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.

Copies of the Staff Reports, providing more detailed information on the proposed amendments, can be inspected at the Municipal Office of Antigonish County (285 Beech Hill) or at the office of the Eastern District Planning Commission (606 Reeves Street, Unit 3, Port Hawkesbury) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 pm weekdays (excluding statutory holidays), on the Eastern District Planning Commission website www.edpc.ca, or by contacting Toll Free 1-888-625-5361.

Any written or oral presentations (in favour or opposition) to the proposed recommendations can be made before Municipal Council at a Public Hearing to be held on: Tuesday March 12th, 2024 at 7:300 p.m. Council Chambers, 285 Beech Hill Road, Antigonish County



Staff Reports

  • West River Antigonish Harbour Plan: 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.
  • West River Antigonish Harbour Plan: 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
  • Inverness Plan: County of Inverness Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law Concerning the Regulation of Wind Turbine Development – Long Term Policy Options
  • Inverness Plan: County of Inverness Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law Concerning the Regulation of Wind Turbine Development – Policy Recommendations
  • Inverness Plan: County of Inverness Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law Concerning the Regulation of Wind Turbine Development – Policy Review.
  • Town of Antigonish Plan: Consideration of concurrent amendments to the Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law to allow for low-density residential units in the Institutional (I) Zone.
    Application by A.W Arbuckle & J.L MacInnis to permit an existing institutional use and new residential development at 83 Kirk Street, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, PID 1004224, as amended.
  • Town of Antigonish Plan: Concurrent Omnibus mapping amendments to the Generalized Future Land Use Map in the Town of Antigonish Municipal Planning Strategy and to the Zoning Map in the Town of Antigonish Land Use By-law.
  • Isle Madame Plan: Amendments to the Isle Madame Municipal Planning Strategy and Land use By-law to allow for small scale campgrounds and recreational vehicles to be used as seasonal main dwellings or seasonal accessory dwellings as of right within the Rural General (RG) Zone and Rural Resource (RR) zone and to insert accompanying definitions.
  • Inverness Plan: Request from the Municipality of the County of Inverness to rezone a portion of PID 50180603 (off of MacLean Street, Inverness) from R-1 to O-1.
  • West Richmond Plan:
      Proposed amendments to the West Richmond Plan Area Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law to create a Heavy Industrial Restricted (I-4) Zone; to permit Green Energy Facilities in the Heavy Industrial (I-3) zone, and to permit, subject to Special Regulations Green Energy Facilities in the Heavy Industrial Restricted (I-4) Zone, and Watershed Protection Periphery (W-2) Zone; and
      A concurrent amendment to rezone a portion of the property identified by PID 75117671, Old Heavy Water Road, Point Tupper, Richmond County from the Light Industrial (I-1) Zone to the Heavy Industrial Restricted (I-4) Zone