On March 4, 2021 the Harbour East-Marine Drive Community Council made the decision to proceed with a Public Hearing. A Public Hearing is scheduled by the Clerks Office for May 6, 2021 at 6:00pm.
HRM monitors the Public Health Directives and has determined the format of the public hearing will be virtual. Below under “status” you can find all the necessary details of the Public Hearing format. A mailout will be provided to residents within the notification area. In the interim, if you have any question or concerns please contact the Planner listed at the bottom of this website
Application by Mr. Charles on behalf of Mr. Dalrymple to enter into a development agreement to continue the existing business and comply with the current regulations for a salvage yard operation.
The subject property is located in Clam Bay, at 4442 Clam Harbour Road. The property ( PIDs: 00560938 & 00603761) is designated MU (Mix Use) in the Eastern Shore West Municipal Planning Strategy and zoned MU ( mix Use) in the Land Use By-law.
The applicant wishes to continue the existing salvage yard operation and automotive repairs by complying with current regulations. The automotive repair, storage of oils, will continue to operate from the garage, and the storing, crushing of the salvage yard will operate in the area behind his home.
The major aspects of the proposal are as follows:
• Salvage yard operation of crushing and storage of vehicles;
• Minor automotive repair and storage of oils in garage
The existing salvage yard has been in operation since prior to the adoption of the Eastern shore West Land Use By-law and is currently a non-conforming use defined in the HRM Charter. The operation of the business is permitted by development agreement only.
The Development Plans outline the development proposal in detail, and include information related to a site plan for storage and crushing of vehicles, buffering and screening from the intermittent stream and Clam Harbour Bay Road.
The application will be considered under the Development Agreement Process.
A virtual public hearing will be held on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. All oral and written submissions will be considered at that time. This meeting will occur in a virtual setting, and attending in person is not possible. Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, written submissions are welcomed and encouraged in advance of the hearing itself. These submissions are distributed to all Councillors and considered at the time of their decision. Written submissions may be forwarded to the Municipal Clerk by e-mail; by fax, 902-490-4208; or by mail, P.O. Box 1749, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3A5. Written submissions must be received by the Municipal Clerk’s office as early as possible and not later than 3:00 p.m. on May 6, 2021. Please allow sufficient time for delivery given slower than typical mail delivery times during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The virtual public hearing will be webcast and may be viewed online. Members of the public seeking to speak at the hearing, may contact the Municipal Clerk’s office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 to be added to the speakers list to speak by telephone. We encourage all residents who have any desire to speak at the meeting to add their name to the list. Individuals who do not want to speak at a later time may ask to have their name removed from the speakers list.
To be placed on the speakers list:
• Send an e-mail; or
• Call and leave a voicemail at 902.490.4210; or
• Send a fax to the clerk at 902.490.4208.
In your message, please include the meeting body, the planning Case number (22198) or civic address, in addition to your name, community of residence, email address, and telephone number. Should you have questions about the nature of application itself, please contact the planner by email or phone 902.943.4318.
A public information meeting took place on October 16, 2019 at the Ship Harbour Community Centre (214 West Ship Harbour Road). The engagement event in the community gathered input regarding the proposal. Adjacent property owners were notified of public consultation and a sign has been posted by the applicant on the subject site advertising the intent to enter into a development agreement.
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
The applicant has submitted plans and studies required by municipal staff to properly evaluate the application. The relevant documents are linked below but these documents may alternatively be provided either by email or regular mail by making this request to the planner listed below.