Case 23483 - The Links at Brunello Golf Course, Timberlea



We received an application for changes to the planned community at the Links at Brunello in Timberlea. If approved, the changes would:

•    Remove a designated site on Amalfi Way that had been reserved for a future school; and
•    Allow residential development on the former school site.

The development plans linked below illustrate the requested changes. 


Existing Development Agreement

The planned community was permitted through a development agreement originally approved in 2002. It permits a mixed-use golf community including different types of dwellings (apartment buildings, duplexes, townhouses and houses) and commercial uses surrounding the Links at Brunello Golf Course in Timberlea. 

See a consolidated version of the original development agreement and subsequent amendments here and the schedules to the development agreement here.


The application will follow the Non-Substantive Amendment to Development Agreement process


At the request of Halifax and West Community Council, the applicant and Halifax Regional Centre for Education (HRCE) are exploring the land as a potential school site.  Once a conclusion on the need for the land by HRCE has been reached the webpage will be updated.

Staff are completing a detailed review of the application. The next step in the process will be for staff to write a recommendation report for Halifax and West Community Council

The Halifax and West Community Council will decide whether to approve or deny the application based on the criteria in the Timberlea/Lakeside/Beechville Municipal Planning Strategy. As a non-substantive amendment, this application does not require a public hearing. 

The subject site is located in District 12 – Timberlea – Beechville – Clayton Park - Wedgewood.

Documents Submitted for Evaluation

The applicant has submitted information required for municipal staff to evaluate the application and to provide a recommendation to Halifax and West Community Council. You can view this information by clicking on the link below.

Contact Information

For further information, please contact:

Dean MacDougall

Planner III

Development Approvals

Telephone: 902.240.7085

Mailing Address

HRM Planning and Development

Development Approvals

PO Box: 1749,


Nova Scotia,

B3J 3A5

Attention: Dean MacDougall