Application by WM Fares Architects, on behalf of Oceanstone Seaside Resort, for amendments to the Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law for Planning Districts 1 and 3 for 8646 and 8650 Peggys Cove Road, Indian Harbour to recognize the existing tourist industry use on the site and allow for its expansion or alteration.
The subject property is located on the west side of Peggys Cove Road approximately 3.5 km north of Peggys Point Road. It is designated Mixed Use A under the Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS) for Planning Districts 1 and 3, and is zoned MU-1 (Mixed Use 1) under the Land Use By-law (LUB) for Planning Districts 1 and 3.
The Oceanstone Seaside Resort is comprised of 25 tourist accommodation suites, a restaurant (The Rhubarb Restaurant), and a canteen/snack shop. The suites are distributed across three main buildings and eight cabins. Under current regulations, the Resort has no ability to expand. The applicant is seeking changes to the MPS and LUB to allow for a rezoning to the C-3 (Tourist Industry) Zone.
This application is being considered under the municipal planning strategy amendment process. This process will include public consultation and a public hearing.
Regional Council began the MPS amendment process at its meeting on January 30, 2018 following consideration of an initiation report submitted by staff. This means that Council is willing to consider the proposal following staff review and public consultation, but no decision on the proposal has been made.
A Public Meeting will be hosted by the North West Planning Advisory Committee in the near future. Details regarding that meeting will be posted here.
Following a public meeting, the request will be reviewed in detail by staff, who will prepare a recommendation report. The staff report will be considered by Halifax and West Community Council, who will make a recommendation to Regional Council for a decision. Before any consideration to approve this matter, Regional Council must hold a public hearing. A public hearing provides an additional opportunity for public comment. Public hearings are a formal process and the procedures for the meetings are found in Administrative Order One.
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