A virtual call-in public information meeting will be hosted by the North West Planning Advisory Committee on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Presentations will be given about the proposal, municipal staff and the applicant will be in attendance to answer questions and receive feedback. View the status section below for the details on how to participate in the meeting.
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 the development of three commercial buildings 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.
The application is now at the Public Information Meeting stage.
A virtual call-in public information meeting will be hosted by the North West Planning Advisory Committee on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
The purpose of the meeting is to share information and receive feedback regarding the above-noted application. This is the initial opportunity to provide public comment. No decision on the proposal will be made at this meeting. Anyone is welcome to participate by calling-in to this virtual meeting.
Approximately one week prior to the meeting, a PDF presentation document will be available here on this page. During the virtual call-in meeting planning staff and the applicant will present the proposal (by asking participants to follow along with the presentation document) and respond to questions from the public.
Feedback on the proposal will be collected up until December 31, 2020.
Individuals wishing to phone into the meeting to ask questions or provide feedback must contact the HRM Planner (contact info below) no later than 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 to be added to the speakers list. We encourage all residents who have any desire to speak at the meeting to ask to have their name added to the list. Individuals who later decide they do not want to speak may always ask to have their name removed from the speakers list.
Following the public information meeting, the proposal 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
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.
Traffic Impact Study