PLANAPP 2023-00306 - 14 Lake Major Road, Westphal



Stephen Adams Consulting Inc. is applying to amend an existing development agreement at 14 Lake Major Road, Westphal.


The applicant wishes to amend the existing development agreement to permit an automotive repair operation.   The major aspects of the proposal are as follows:

  • No additional buildings constructed.
  • All automotive work to be done indoors.
  • Operations will consist of automotive repair and mechanical work & retail sales, repair, and installation of snow removal equipment.

The existing development agreement was originally approved by Harbour East Community Council on November 18, 1999 (Municipal Case Number 00131) to permit a building and insurance restoration services business. An amendment to the development agreement was approved by Marine Drive, Valley & Canal Community Council on February 21, 2007 (Municipal Case Number 00978). This amendment permitted the expansion of the existing building, increased the parking requirements, and increased the maximum building height by 5 feet.

The Development Plans (provided below) outline the development proposal in detail, and include information related to existing building locations, parking locations, and driveway access.


The application will be considered under the Development Agreement Process.


Thank you to those who have shared their feedback on this file. The development 
agreement and staff report to present to Community Council for their consideration are 
currently being drafted.

Prior to any considerations on this matter, Harbour East-Marine Drive Community 
Council is required under the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter, to hold a Public 
Hearing. At that time, an additional opportunity for public feedback is provided. Notices 
of the date, time and location of the Hearing will be advertised in the future. 
Neighbouring property owners who received the public engagement notice will receive another 
letter in the mail advising of the date and location of the public hearing once it is scheduled,
 and this webpage will also be updated.

Documents Submitted for Evaluation

The applicant has submitted plans and studies required by HRM staff to properly evaluate the application. The documents are also available for review at the Planning Applications office in Duke Tower. 

Contact Information

For further information, please contact:

Alex Wilson

Planner II

Rural Policy & Applications

Telephone: 902.719.9248

Mailing Address

HRM Planning Applications

PO Box: 1749,


Nova Scotia,

B3J 3A5

Attention: Alex Wilson