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Plan Area Notices

Port Hood Plan Area :

Adopting a new Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law for the Port Hood Plan Area.

There will be a Public Hearing on:
Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Municipal Office (Council Chamber) 375 Main St, Port Hood, Inverness County

Related maps and documents:


Staff Reports

  • Inverness: Proposed Omnibus Amendments to the Community of Inverness, Inverness County, Land Use by-law: 1) allowing for “Personal Services Establishment” uses within the Residential Urban (R-1) Zone subject to Site Plan Approvals and expanding the definition of Personal Service Establishments to include “Fitness Centres”, and 2) allowing free standing carwashes in both the Commercial Business District (C-1) and Commercial Mixed Use (C-2) Zones subject to Site Plan approval.
  • Fringe Plan: Request for a Development Agreement by Clifton Development Limited for the property located at PID# 10106037 on Noah’s Park to construct a six unit apartment building.
  • Fringe Plan: Plan Amendment, Rezoning, and Text Amendment for PIDs 10127173 and 10127181, lands of G.E.A. Incorporated, Lower South River, Antigonish County.
  • 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.
  • Port Hawkesbury Plan: Request for Rezoning of Lands of the Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of Antigonish located at Property Identifiers (PID) 50110709 and 50028968 MacLaughlin Drive, Port Hawkesbury from Institutional (I) Zone to Residential Single Unit (R-1) Zone..
  • Fringe Area Plan: Development Agreement Application by Daniel MacDonald of Marble Holdings Limited and John MacDonald to allow for the construction of an automatic and self-serve carwash to be located off of a new cul-de-sac to be located immediately across from 124 Beech Hill Road (Tim Hortons and Sobeys Express) eech Hill, Municipality of the County of Antigonish.
  • Port Hawkesbury Plan: Rezoning application by Holy Trinity Anglican Church for the property located at PID# 50156090 from Institutional (I) to Highway Commercial (C-3).
  • Port Hastings Plan: Rezoning application by Patricia MacIsaac for the property located at PID# 50177302 from Residential (R-1) to Mixed Use Commercial (C-1).
  • Port Hastings Plan: Application by Patricia and Darrell MacQuarrie to amend the Port Hastings Land Use By-law to rezone the property located at 243 Kings Road, Pleasant Hill (PID 50189257) from Residential (R-1) to Rural Mixed Use (RM-1) to permit accessory agricultural uses.

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