Application by Linda Williams, to amend the: Regional Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS); Regional Subdivision By-law; Sackville MPS; and Sackville Land Use By-law (LUB) to allow for consideration of residential development.
Linda Williams is proposing to subdivide and develop the subject property for residential purposes.
In 2015, the Province of Nova Scotia transferred ownership of the subject property (PID# 41404096) to Ms. Linda Williams. The subject property previously formed part of the Sackville Lakes Provincial Park. As such, many of the policies and regulations pertaining to this site reflect public use as a regional park. Ms. Williams is requesting to subdivide and develop the subject property for residential purposes. As such, to enable the consideration of residential development, a request has been made to amend the applicable designation, under the Regional MPS, from Open Space and Natural Resource to Rural Commuter and to amend the current zoning, under the Sackville Land Use By-law, from RPK (Regional Park) to R-6 (Rural Residential).
In addition to the requested amendments to the designation and zoning, the applicant has requested an amendment to the Regional Subdivision By-law which would allow for an extension to the Municipal Water Service Boundary. If successful, this amendment would enable the subject property to be considered for connection to the municipal water service.
• Regional Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS): Amend designation from Open Space and Natural Resource to Rural Commuter;
• Regional Subdivision By-law: Amend the Municipal Water Service Boundary to include all portions of the subject properties; and
• Sackville MPS and Land Use By-law (LUB): Amend zoning from RPK (Regional Park) to R-6 (Rural Residential).
• Should Halifax Regional Council give first reading to the proposed amendments, a public hearing will be scheduled and a second round of notifications will be undertaken. The public hearing will provide any interested party an opportunity to address Halifax Regional Council.
This application is being considered through the MPS and LUB Amendment Process.
The North West Planning Advisory Committee (NWPAC) reviewed this application at their regular monthly meeting, held on June 7th, 2017 (Staff Memorandum to NWPAC).
The North West Planning Advisory Committee hosted a Public Meeting on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Sackville Public Library, Fenerty Room, 636 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville, NS, to discuss the subject application.