Application by Zzap Consulting Inc., on behalf of Ramar Construction Ltd. for amendments to the Municipal Planning Strategies for Beaver Bank, Hammonds Plains and Upper Sackville and Planning District 1 & 3 (St Margarets Bay) and corresponding Land Use By-laws to enable commercial development at 445 Winslow Drive (PID 41277765); Lot 4B Winslow Drive (PID 41277773); and, Lot 3 Winslow Drive (PID 41249681), Upper Tantallon.
The subject site consists of three properties located on the north side of the Hammonds Plains Road - Winslow Drive intersection approximately 500 m east of Highway 103 (Exit 5). The site is designated Residential under the Municipal Planning Strategy for Beaver Bank, Hammonds Plains and Upper Sackville (MPS), and is zoned R-1 (Single Unit Dwelling) under the Land Use By-law for Beaver Bank, Hammonds Plains and Upper Sackville (LUB).
The properties are undeveloped and under current regulations may only be developed with single unit dwellings. As the properties are located at the edge of the Beaver Bank, Hammonds Plains and Upper Sackville plan area and abut the Planning District 1 & 3 plan area the applicant is seeking a plan area boundary realignment to enable development as per the MU-1 Zone of the Planning District 1 & 3 Land Use By-law.
This application is being considered under the municipal planning strategy amendment process. This process will include a public consultation (public information meeting) and a public hearing.
Regional Council began the MPS amendment process at its meeting January 29, 2020 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 Information 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 information meeting, the request will be reviewed in detail by staff, who will prepare a recommendation report. The staff report will be considered by North 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.
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
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