Application by West Bedford Holdings Limited requesting changes to an existing development agreement for vacant lands 112 Ledgegate Lane off Amesbury Court in Bedford (“subject site”), to replace an apartment building already permitted by the existing development agreement with a townhouse development.
The subject site is located within the Bedford West Comprehensive Development District Zone. This zone requires that North West Community Council approve a development agreement before any development can be permitted.
North West Community Council approved a development agreement for the subject site and the surrounding area on June 23, 2011. This agreement has subsequently undergone two amendments that address development on two specific sites and that do not affect the subject site.
The existing development agreement permits two apartment buildings on this site.
The applicant requests the following changes to the existing development agreement:
- Change the development permitted on the subject site to allow:
- one six-storey multi-unit dwelling (apartment building) with 120 dwelling units (no change to what is already permitted); and
- 21 townhouses;
- The existing agreement allows two apartment buildings; the total number of dwellings on the site would not increase if these changes are approved.
- The subject site would be developed as “cluster development” (bare-land condominium) and would not be subdivided. All the proposed buildings would be constructed on the same lot;
- Reduce the minimum width of townhouses from 6 metres (20 feet) to 4.9 metres (16 feet); and
- Remove the requirement that each townhouse have a garage and an individual driveway.
The development plans (provided below) outline the development proposal in detail and include information on project design, site planning and anticipated traffic impact.
The application will be considered under the Substantive Amendment with Planning Advisory Committee process.
North West Community Council (NWCC) invites you to ask questions and make known your opinions on this matter before they make their decision, at a virtual, online public hearing scheduled as follows:
A virtual public hearing will be held on Monday, July 12, 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 public hearing. 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 Monday, July 12, 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. Individuals wishing to speak at the public hearing should contact the Municipal Clerk’s office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 9, 2021, to be added to the speaker's list to speak by telephone. We encourage all residents who have any desire to speak at the meeting to ask to have their name added to the speaker's list. Individuals who do not want to speak at a later time may ask to have their name removed from the speaker's list.
To be placed on the speaker's list:
• Send an email; 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 (North West Community Council), the planning case number (Case 22980) or civic address (112 Ledgegate Lane), in addition to your name, your community of residence, email address, and telephone number.
Should you have questions about the application, please contact the planner with the contact information posted below. Should you have questions about the process of the virtual public hearing, please email the Municipal Clerks Office or call 902.490.4210.
View the staff recommendation report and proposed Amending Agreement that will be considered by North West Community Council. If you have questions about how to access the staff report contact the Office of the Municipal Clerk.
View the municipal planner's and applicant's presentations from the December 10, 2020 virtual Public Information Meeting. For ease of use, these presentations have been combined into one PDF document. View the notes from the public information meeting.
The NWCC will decide whether to approve or deny the application based on the criteria in the Bedford West Secondary Planning Strategy within the Bedford Municipal Planning Strategy.
The subject site is located in District 16 – Bedford - Wentworth.
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. These documents may also be provided by mail or email. Please contact the planner identified below to make this request.