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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.



Central Richmond Plan Area and St Peters Plan Area: 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, approve the following amendments:

  1. Development Agreement for a maximum of 4 tourist cottages/ cabins on PID 75144063, Lot 18, Orion Crescent, Walkerville, and
  2. St. Peter’s Land Use By-law map amendment (rezoning) for rezoning portions of properties identified by PID# 75086868, 75136218, 75052530, 75219568, 75086397 from the Residential Rural (R-2) Zone to the Residential Village (R-1) Zone.

Any written or oral presentations (in favour or opposition) to the proposed developments can be made before Council at the Public Hearing to be held: Monday, January 23rd, 2023 at 6:00 PM in Council Chambers, 2357 Highway 206, Arichat, Richmond County


Staff Reports

  • Central Richmond Plan: Application to enter into a Development Agreement for a maximum of 4 tourist cottages/cabins for Lot 18, PID 75144063, Orion Crescent, Walkerville, Richmond County
  • St Peter's Plan: Application to rezone portions of properties for PIDs: 75052530, 75086868, 75086397, 75219568, 75136218 from the Residential Rural (R-2) zone to the Residential Village (R-1) zone.
  • Eastern Antigonish Plan: Application by AA Harbour Enterprises Limited to amend the Eastern Antigonish County Land Use Bylaw to rezone PIDs 10093540 and 01297654 from RS-1 to R-2.
  • Inverness Plan:Amendments to the Inverness Secondary Plan and Land Use By-law to permit Detached Accessory Dwelling Units in the Residential Urban (R-1) Zone (Revised).
  • Inverness Plan:Amendments to the Inverness Secondary Plan and Land Use By-law to permit Detached Accessory Dwelling Units in the Residential Urban (R-1) Zone (Supplementary).
  • Chéticamp Plan: Request to amend the Chéticamp Land Use By-law to allow home occupations to use 100% of their accessory buildings
  • Port Hastings Plan: Application to enter into a Development Agreement for a maximum of 4 tourist cottages/cabins for PID 50001650, 38 Mildreds Lane, Port Hastings, Inverness County.
  • West River Antigonish Harbour Plan: Maximum Size Limitations on Accessory Buildings mandated in the General Provision Section of the West River Antigonish Harbour Land Use By-law
  • West River Antigonish Harbour Plan: File No. AT-DA2022-003 Application to enter into a Development Agreement for commercial storage facilities on Lot 1A2, PID 01297456, 2784 Highway 4, Brierly Brook, Antigonish County
  • Port Hastings Plan: Maximum Size Limitations on Accessory Buildings mandated in the General Provision Section of the Port Hastings Land Use By-Law.
  • Town of Antigonish: Application by Paradis Investments Limited to allow for the development of a mixed-use retail commercial and professional office building by development agreement at 23 Main Street on the consolidation of properties PID# 01229590, 01229608, 01229616, 1229624, 01295336, 01295344, 10081347 and 10135291.

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
  • Town of Antigonish

Inverness County

  • Cheticamp
  • Inverness
  • Port Hastings
  • Port Hood
  • Whycocomagh
  • Wind Turbine Development

Town of Port Hawkesbury