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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EDPC Offices COVID-19 Procedures

During this pandemic District Planning is working to continue to provide our services in a timely and safe manner. While our offices are closed we are continuing to receive applications, process files, issue permits and complete inspections. Applications will primarily be received by mail and inspections arranged by contacting our building inspection staff. See our Contacts List. If you call please be sure to leave a message with your contact information. Voicemail will be monitored.

Please remember to wash your hands, practise social distancing and stay home when that is an option.

Be safe.

John Bain, Director

Plan Area Notices

Town of Antigonish:

Envision Antigonish Proposed Plan Documents:


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 Plan: Application by Mr. Steve Cleroux, Vice President of Development, Atlantic Crombie REIT for a non-substantive amendment to the Development Agreement (Document Registration Number: 82357295) between Sobey's Group Inc. and the Antigonish Mall Ltd. with the Town of Antigonish to allow for the development of a 2,200 square foot extension to their building for a quick serve restaurant without a drive-through on property PID# 01295971.
  • Fringe Plan: Rezoning of Lands of KAW Developments Limited (PID Numbers 10118750, 10118768, and 10118784), Post Road, Antigonish County
  • Fringe Plan: Development Agreement Application by Blake Beaton of Strum Consulting on behalf of Ron MacGillivray Holdings Ltd. to allow for the construction of an automobile sales establishment on a portion of the property PID# 01249846. View addendum.
  • Town of Antigonish Land Use By-law: Establishment 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.

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