Dennis Hiltz is applying to enter into an amended development agreement to permit horse shows, educational horse clinics and the boarding of more than 10 horses as commercial recreation uses.
The applicant wishes to amend the existing development agreement to permit horse shows, educational horse clinics and the boarding of more than 10 horses as commercial recreation uses. The major aspects of the proposal are as follows:
• Existing buildings to remain unchanged: kennel, barn and riding arena;
• 18 horses boarded on-site: 14 indoor stalls and 4 living out outdoors;
• Existing four-acre horse pasture; and
• Commercial boarding, educational clinics, occasional horse show and a future lesson program on-site.
The existing development agreement was approved in 2010 and permits a kennel for a maximum of 40 dogs, which is located at 94 Pockwock Road, as well as any land use permitted in the MU-1 (Mixed Use) Zone of the Beaver Bank, Hammonds Plains, Upper Sackville Land Use By-law. A copy of this development agreement was been linked below.
The application will be considered under the Substantive Amendment to a Development Agreement with Planning Advisory Committee Process.
Currently this application is at the review team stage of the process where the request is reviewed by internal municipal staff from Development Engineering [including Traffic Services], Building Standards, Civic Addressing, Development Officer [By-laws], Fire Protection Services as well as externally by Halifax Water, Nova Scotia Environment and Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture.
A public information meeting (PIM) will be held in the near future and adjacent property owners will be given the details through a notification mailout. At this meeting, a presentation will be given outlining the proposal with HRM staff and the applicant in attendance to answer questions and receive feedback.
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 Downtown Dartmouth.
Existing Development Agreement