Application by Scotian Materials to amend the Planning District 1 and 3 Land Use By-law (LUB) to enable an asphalt plant north of Highway 103 and west of Little Indian Lake, Head of St. Margarets Bay.
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The property is designated RSC (Resource) under the Planning Districts 1 and 3 Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS) and zoned MR-2 (Mixed Resource 2) under the Planning Districts 1 and 3 LUB.
The current zone and designation do not enable an asphalt plant. The applicant wishes to amend the MPS and LUB to enable the asphalt plant on the specific site.
A staff report was completed providing a preliminary review of the proposal and to identify if there was merit to Regional Council considering the proposal. Regional Council initiated a process to review the request on April 28, 2015 and initiated a planning process to consider the change.
A public participation meeting (PPM) was held on Monday, June 1, 2015 at the St. Margarets Bay Centre (Multi-Purpose Room), 12 Westwood Boulevard, Upper Tantallon, N.S.
The application is currently being reviewed in detail by staff. Staff will complete a report providing a recommendation on whether Regional Council should approve the proposed changes to the MPS and LUB. Minutes from the PIM will be included in the staff report and have been posted below. In this case, North West Community Council (NWCC) will consider the staff recommendation and forward a recommendation to Regional Council.
Decisions on MPS policy changes are not appealable to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board.
Existing MR-2 Zone Excerpts
Generalized Future Land Use Map
Setbacks to Residential Areas
Public Meeting Presentations
HRM Planning Presentation
Scotian Materials Presentation
Public Participation Meeting Minutes
Applicant's Common Questions and Answers Sheet
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
The applicant has submitted plans required by Municipal staff to properly evaluate the application. The documents are also available for review at the HRM Planning and Development office in Dartmouth.
Picture of Proposed Asphalt Plant (Almix 400 TH)
Proposed Access Route
Emissions Report for Proposed Tote Road Asphalt Plant