Kathleen O’Donovan, on behalf of Bedford Bay Limited, is applying to develop lands at the southwestern end of Shore Drive, Bedford, with single unit dwellings.
The proposal cannot be considered under existing planning policy; therefore, the applicant has asked for changes to the Municipal Planning Strategy for Bedford (MPS) and the Land Use By-law for Bedford (LUB).
Proposal – View the site in Google Maps
The applicant wishes to construct an extension to Shore Drive and subdivide the properties at 65 and 79 Shore Drive into six lots for single unit dwellings.
This can be accommodated by re-designating these properties with the Residential designation and rezoning to the Residential Single Dwelling Unit (RSU) Zone.
The development plans (provided below) outline the development proposal in detail, including the applicant’s request letter, a conceptual site plan for the lots, and a traffic impact statement.
The water lot next to these properties is owned by the Crown, and it is also being considered for the Residential and RSU Zone.
The application is a request to change the Bedford Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law. On July 18, 2017, Regional Council began this process following consideration of a staff initiation report.
Staff are currently reviewing the application in detail, and a public information meeting will be held as part of this review.
Staff will ultimately write a report to Council which includes a recommendation on the proposal. Before Regional Council can decide to approve any changes, a public hearing must be held.
Nearby residents will be notified by mail of any public information meeting or public hearing that is scheduled.
A public meeting was hosted by the North West Planning Advisory Committee on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. Staff are now Reviewing the file in detail.
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 at 40 Alderney Drive in Downtown Dartmouth.