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Plan Area Notices

Municipality of Richmond County: 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. Isle Madame Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law amendments to add policy in the Water Supply (O-3) zone to allow for the consideration of multiple unit dwellings and/or grouped dwellings only when on central municipal water and sewer services, according to the development agreements provisions of the Municipal Government Act, and
  2. St. Peter’s Land Use By-law map amendment (rezoning) for the rear portion of the lot at 9959 Grenville Street, St. Peter’s (PID 75053397) from Residential Village (R-1) to Downtown Commercial (C-1).

The Public Hearing will be held online only. Presentations (for or against the amendments) can be made before Municipal Council at the online Public Hearing to be held: Monday, January 24th, 2022 at 6:00pm

The public is welcome to attend through one of the following links:

  1. Zoom Webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87445636975 or telephone +1 778 907 2071
  2. YouTube live stream on Telile Community Television YouTube Channel: www.richmondcounty.ca, under Committee and Council Meetings (view only)

Staff Reports

  • 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
  • Whycocomagh Plan: Application to rezone a property located on Main Street, Whycocomagh from Commercial (C-1) Zone to the Residential Centre (R-1) Zone to allow for the construction of a Duplex.
  • Cheticamp Plan: Application to rezone a property located on the Cabot Trail, Chéticamp from Residential General (R-1) Zone to the Commercial General (C-3) Zone to allow for extra parking for the existing business located immediately behind the property at 15038 Cabot Trail Road.
  • Inverness Plan: Application to enter into a Development Agreement for 10 additional cottages for a total of 15 cottages and an accessory building on Lot 20-3, PID 50339787,Fishermans Lane (P), Inverness, Inverness County & Discharge of existing Development Agreement Lands of River to Sea Cottages Ltd.
  • St. Peters Plan: Request for a St. Peter’s Land Use By-law map amendment (rezoning) for the rear portion of the lot at 9959 Grenville Street, St. Peter’s (PID 75053397) from Residential Village (R-1) to Downtown Commercial (C-1).
  • Central Antigonish Plan: Maximum Size Limitations on Accessory Buildings mandated in the General Provision Section of the Central Antigonish Land Use By-Law.
  • Fringe Plan: Development Agreement Application by Nova Construction Company Limited to allow for the construction of a big box development at the end of the cul-de-sac and a mixed-use commercial/residential addition abutting Keating Court.
  • Fringe Plan: Development Agreement Application by S.F. Smith Retirement Living Inc. to allow for the construction of 27 residential units in four multiple unit dwellings for two properties (PID 10095115) located on Keating Court in West River, Antigonish County.
  • Town of Port Hawkesbury: Application to amend the Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law to allow Close Proximity Advertising to Drive Through Establishments within the Town.
  • Fringe Plan: Maximum bedroom allowances in residential dwellings within the Antigonish Fringe Plan Area.

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