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 .

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Plan Area Notices

Municipality of the County of Inverness:

Notice of Public Hearing: Inverness Plan Area Land Use By-law

  1. an amendment of the Land Use By-law to rezone parts of the ’driving range property’ between the Broad Cove River and Piper’s Lane (PID#50054931) from ‘Rural Development(RD-1)’ to ‘Commercial Tourism (C-3)’
  2. a development agreement allowing for the construction of five tourist cottages next to 88 MacLeod St (PID#50129733)

Public Hearing to be held: Tuesday, October 30 th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Inverness Fire Hall, 15797 Central Ave, Inverness.

 

Town of Antigonish:

Notice of Public Hearing: Town of Antigonish Land Use By-law

Re: Proposed development agreement with the owners of 62 The Heights Road to allow for the development of a medical massage therapy practice in the basement apartment of the single detached dwelling on the lot.

Public Hearing to be held: Monday, October 15 th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Council Chambers, 274 Main Street, Antigonish.

 

Agricultural Land Use Planning in Inverness and Victoria Counties

The Municipality of the County of Inverness and the Municipality of the County of Victoria have both decided to explore options of municipality-wide land use planning with a focus on agriculture. For more information please see our agricultural land use planning page.

Staff Reports

  • Town of Antigonish Land Use By-law: Eastablishment of medical massage therapy practice on The Heights Road
  • Fringe Plan / Subdivision By-Law: Plan amendments related to approval of private roads in serviced areas
  • Fringe Plan: Request from John Graham MacDonald and Karen MacDonald to rezone four properties located East of Beech Hill Road and immediately South of the Old Highway No. 104 (PIDs 10017853, 10109098, 10109106 and 01249002) in Beech Hill, Antigonish County to allow for commercial development on a proposed public road connector.
  • Town of Port Hawkesbury: Updates to Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law in support of ‘Destination Reeves Street’
  • St Peters: More than One Main Residential Building on a Lot.
  • Port Hawkesbury: Plan amendments related to the 100 Reeves St property (PID#50303437) allowing for the establishment of a dog daycare business start-up.
  • Inverness: Request for a change of zoning from ‘Institutional’ to ‘Commercial Mixed Use’ by the Inverness Historical Society for a part of their lands on Lower Railway St.
  • Fringe Plan: Amendment to the Development Agreement between the Antigonish Affordable Housing Society and the Municipality of the County of Antigonish to allow for a third phase addition, to the Affordable Living Complex “Riverside Estates” under construction, consisting of a community room, utility room and small office space on property (PID: 01223668) located at 12 Hope Lane, off Vincent’s Way, Sylvan Valley, Antigonish County.

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