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Plan Area Notices

Inverness Plan Area:

An application by Cabot Links Venture Inc., to consider amending the Inverness Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy by re-designating lands at the North West End of Beach Road No. 1 from Waterfront Development to Commercial and to consider a concurrent amendment to the Inverness Secondary Land Use By-law rezoning portions of PIDs 50023803 and 50296763 from Waterfront Development (WD) Zone and Open Space (O-2) Zone to Commercial Tourism (C-3) Zone to allow for the construction of nine (9) cottages and a retail store subject to Site Plan approvals.

There will be a Public Hearing at the Inverness Fire Hall at 15797 Central Avenue on Monday, August 29th, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.



Staff Reports

  • Inverness Plan: Proposed Amendment to the Inverness Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy re-designating Lands at the North West End of Beach Road No. 1 from Waterfront Development to Commercial and Proposed Concurrent Amendment to the Inverness Secondary Land Use By-law rezoning the same property from Waterfront Development (WD) Zone to Commercial Tourism (C‐3) Zone.
  • Isle Madame Plan: Rezoning in Arichat (PID 75003608) from Village Low Density Residential (VR-1) to Village Residential Multiple Unit (VR-2) to permit two (2) grouped multiple unit dwellings with a total of twelve (12) dwelling units.
  • Central Antigonish Plan: Nine Hundred Square Foot Maximum Size Limitations on Accessory Buildings mandated in the General Provision Section of the Central Antigonish Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law.
  • Inverness County: Options to integrate public consultation into the approval process for wind energy projects in the Municipality of the County of Inverness.
  • Town of Port Hawkesbury: Application by Greene’s Funeral Services Limited to amend the Town of Port Hawkesbury Land Use By-law by adding existing funeral parlours as a permitted use in the Residential (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

Inverness County

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

Town of Port Hawkesbury