Case 24020 - Kearney Lake area of Halifax (Bedford West-Sub Area 11)

Updated:

October 14, 2022
IMPORTANT NOTICE - PUBLIC HEARING

A PUBLIC HEARING ON THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HELD BY HALIFAX AND WEST COMMUNITY COUNCIL ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2022. PLEASE SEE STATUS SECTION FOR MORE DETAIL.

Request

The municipality initiated housekeeping amendments to clarify the zoning permissions for properties zoned US (Urban Settlement) Zone in the Kearney Lake area of Halifax (Bedford West - Sub Area 11).

Proposal

During the public engagement conducted for Bedford West Sub Area 10 (Case 20401) planning staff were alerted to an inconsistency in the Halifax Mainland Land Use By-law (LUB) that occurred in 2006 when properties in Bedford West Sub Area 11 were re-zoned from the R-2 (Two Family Dwelling) Zone to the US (Urban Settlement) Zone. 

It was intended that certain R-2 zoning permissions would be preserved, however this intention was not properly implemented. A section in the US Zone (Section 61A(5)) relies on a reference to “the area of Kearney Lake west of the Bicentennial Highway and designated Residential Environments”. “Residential Environments” is a designation displayed on the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy Generalized Future Land Use map (GFLUM: Map 9). With the adoption of the Bedford West Secondary Planning Strategy (as a secondary strategy to the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS)) the subject lands were re-designated as BWSPS and the reference in the Land Use By-law was not updated to reflect this.

This Planning Case was initiated to correct this reference error.

Process

The application will be considered under the Land Use By-law Amendment process.

Status

October 14, 2022

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
        
A public hearing will be held by Halifax and West Community Council on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at Halifax City Hall (Council Chamber), 1841 Argyle Street, 3rd Floor, Halifax, NS.  All oral and written submissions will be considered at that time.  Information on how to sign up to speak in advance is available on-line: https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/regional-council/public-hearings. Written submissions may be forwarded to the Municipal Clerk by mail, P.O. Box 1749, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3A5; by fax, 902-490-4208; or by e-mail, clerks@halifax.ca. Written submissions should be received by the Municipal Clerk’s Office as early as possible and not later than 3:00 p.m. on November 15, 2022.

A copy of the staff report may be obtained by contacting the Office of the Municipal Clerk at 902-490-4210.  Alternatively, the staff report is available on-line at the following location: https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/agendas-meetings-reports.

Documents Submitted for Evaluation

The relevant planning documents are linked below:
•    Regional Plan - See Policy SU-3
•    Halifax MPS - See Section XV Subsection 7
•    Halifax Mainland LUB - See the Section 61A(5)

Contact Information

For further information, please contact:

Stephanie Salloum

Principal Planner

Planned Growth

Telephone: 902.476.2792

Mailing Address

HRM Planning and Development

Community Planning

PO Box: 1749,

Halifax,

Nova Scotia,

B3J 3A5

Attention: Planning Processing Coordinator (Please identify the Case # and address)