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Port Wallace

Secondary Planning Process

Register for our Online Community Engagement HubPort Wallace has been identified as a potential future growth area for a community to be serviced with municipal sewer and water services. Regional Council has directed that a planning process for the area be undertaken to design the community and determine servicing needs and the boundaries for services.  Once completed, detailed policies and regulations pertaining to uses, layout, densities, open space and other community amenities will be presented in a document known as a secondary planning strategy for consideration of approval by Regional Council. Community engagement engagement is part of the planning process.

Project Contact:

Paul Morgan, Senior Planner 902.490.4482 if you have questions or would like to be added to email notification list.

WHAT'S NEW?

PUBLIC MEETING

An open house and public meeting was held on Thursday, November 3, 2016 in the auditorium of Ecole le Carrefour, 201 Avenue du Portage in Port Wallace. Alternative development proposals were presented for a 53 acre land parcel and for a 500 acre parcel, both located on the east side of Lake Charles, between Waverley Road and Highway 107. The parcels are illustrated on the attached map.

The power point presentations given are reproduced as follows:

Clayton Development Presentation
Conrad Lands Presentation

The meeting notes and submissions received regarding the development proposals up until December 15, 2016 are presented as follows:

November 3, 2016 Public Meeting Notes
Submissions Received

The Municipality is seeking your input on these proposals as well as draft design guidelines being prepared by the Municipality. Please forward your comments to Paul Morgan: morganp@halifax.ca or 902.490.4482.

A Land Suitability Analysis report and a Baseline Infrastructure Analysis report have been completed as one of the first steps of the secondary planning process. The Land Suitability Analysis report provides an assessment of forested areas, wetlands and watercourses, steep slopes, potential contamination, heritage and cultural landscapes to identify areas that are suitable for development and areas that should be preserved for open space.  The Base Line Infrastructure report examines the surrounding water distribution, wastewater collection and transportation systems (roads, transit and active transportation) and reviews the opportunities and challenges that will have to be considered in the design of the new community.

WHAT HAS BEEN DONE SO FAR?

PORT WALLACE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION COMMITTEE

Regional Council has appointed members of the Port Wallace Public Participation Committee to oversee public engagement and to make recommendations regarding the secondary planning strategy. The committee meets on an adhoc basis.  All meetings are open to members of the public and the agenda is posted in the following table.

Agendas and Minutes

September 8, 2014

Agenda

Presentation

Community Profile

Meeting Notes

October 6, 2014

Agenda

Presentation - Planning 101

Summary of RP+5 Changes; Regional Council Presentation

Excerpts of the Revised Regional Plan Policies

Halifax Charter Excerpts

Secondary Planning Strategy Example (Bedford West)

Presentation - Community Engagement 101

Meeting Notes
April 19, 2016 Agenda

Meeting Notes

June 29, 2016 Agenda Meeting Notes
September 19, 2016 Agenda Meeting Notes
January 9, 2017

Agenda

Brian Palmer presentation

Marina Hamilton presentation

Committee E-mail Exchanges after the meeting

Meeting Notes



February 27, 2017

Agenda

Clayton Presentation

 

 

PREVIOUS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

The first community information meeting was held on June 5, 2014 at Port Wallis United Church.  There was a staff presentation about the planning process followed by a question and answer period.

June 5, 2014 Meeting Presentation and Meeting Notes

A Community Planning Workshop was held on June 11, 2014 a community workshop was then held at Stevens Road United Baptist Church. The community was provided an opportunity to meet with the consultants for the property owner and provide their input on significant environmental, cultural and heritage features in the area.

June 11, 2014 Community Workshop Notes and Map of the planning area

At a public meeting held on May 26, 2016, a Land Suitability Analysis report and a Baseline Infrastructure Analysis report were presented.The Land Suitability Analysis report provides an assessment of forested areas, wetlands and watercourses, steep slopes, potential contamination, heritage and cultural landscapes to identify areas that are suitable for development and areas that should be preserved for open space. The Base Line Infrastructure report examines the surrounding water distribution, wastewater collection and transportation systems (roads, transit and active transportation) and reviews the opportunities and challenges that will have to be considered in the design of the new community.

Land Suitability Assessment Report Presentation

Baseline Transportation Infrastructure Report Presentation

 

BACKGROUND REPORTS

Reports re: Conrad Requests (heard at Sept. 6, 2016 Regional Council Meeting)

Land Suitability Study (2016)

Baseline Water & Sewer Report (2016)

BaselineTransportation Study (2016)

Public Participation Program - Port Wallace (Halifax Regional Council Staff Report, March 4, 2014 )

Shubenacadie Sub-Watershed Study Final Report (AECOM, April 2013)

Shubenancadie Sub-Watershed Study Final Report ( Harbour East-Marine Drive Community Council Report Nov. 13, 2013)

Cost of Servicing Study (Nov. 16, 2010, Halifax Regional Council Staff Report )

Cost of Servicing Plan. Regional Planning Greenfield Sites (CBCL, Feb. 2009). The study examines the cost of servicing three potential areas for urban development identified under the Regional Planning Strategy, including Port Wallace lands in Dartmouth.