Application by Bianca and Pierre-Luc Sevigny to enter into a development agreement for an intensive agricultural use to allow for an abattoir and additional animals at 1129 West Petpeswick Road, West Petpeswick.
1129 West Petpeswick Road, West Petpeswick is designated MU (Mixed Use) under the Eastern Shore (West) Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS) and is zoned MU (Mixed Use) under the Eastern Shore (West) Land Use Bylaw. The MU zone permits agricultural uses, which are defined as: “the use of land and buildings for the production of food, water, fibre or flora or the breeding and handling of animals and includes retail or market outlets for the sale of perishable agricultural goods, but shall not include any operation which involves more than fifty (50) domestic fowl and ten (10) of any other type of livestock.”
The Applicants have requested to construct an abattoir and to have additional animals (200 domestic fowl and 55 livestock) at their property. Such activities are classified as intensive agricultural uses. Intensive agricultural uses are defined as: “the use of land and buildings in which the predominant use is for the commercial raising of poultry, turkeys, or other fowl, fur bearing animals, swine, the commercial growing of mushrooms, a slaughter house, a broiler plant, or land used as an animal feed lot managed to maximum production and output in a confined area.”
Policy MU-17 of the MPS enables Council to consider intensive agricultural uses through a Development Agreement for lands designated Mixed Use. Implementation Policy IM-9 enables the request to enter into a development agreement for intensive agricultural uses on this property.
The Development Plans (provided below) outline the development proposal in detail, and include information related to the siting of the proposed abattoir.
The application will be considered under the Development Agreement process.
This application is currently at the team review stage of the process. The application is being reviewed by internal municipal staff from Development Engineering, Building Standards, Subdivision and Development, and Civic Addressing, as well as externally by Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture, and Nova Scotia Department of Environment.
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.