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 services offered by the EDPC Please see here .

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 that currently do not have planning documents in place. The Province has mandated that all areas of Nova Scotia have comprehensive land use planning in place by the end of 2022. This project will bring these municipalities into compliance. Check project news at the Plan Eastern Nova website.

Staff Reports

  • 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.
  • Isle Madame Plan: Application by SRD International Limited to amend the Isle Madame Municipal Land Use By-law by rezoning two of their properties located the Grandique Road in Arichat from Water Supply (O-3) to Village Residential Multiple Unit (VR-2).
  • Central Antigonish Plan: Application by Gillian Sampson to amend the Central Antigonish Land Use By-law by rezoning the property on Pomquet Beach Road with PID 01312743 from RD-1 to TC-1 and RC-1.
  • Central Antigonish Plan: Development Agreement application by Smith & Fraser Mobile Homes Limited to allow for a mini home park with a maximum of 10 mini homes located at 4953 Taylors Road, Lower South River, Antigonish County, Nova Scotia, PID 01264084.
  • Town of Port Hawkesbury Amendments to the Port Hawkesbury Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law to permit Accessory Dwelling Units.
  • Town of Port Hawkesbury Proposed Land Use By-law amendment to rezone lots in the Grants Ponds Subdivision, on MacLaughlin Drive and the undeveloped lands off Spruce Street from the Residential Single-Unit (R-1) Zone to the Residential Two-Unit (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
  • Town of Antigonish

Inverness County

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

Town of Port Hawkesbury