Case 24193 - 57 Sanctuary Court, Fall River



DesignPoint Engineering & Surveying Ltd. is applying to enter into a development agreement at 57 Sanctuary Court, Fall River.


The applicant wishes to change the commercial use of the property from an equestrian use (formerly Fall River Stables) to a landscaping service use (tree removal service). This is enabled under Policy P-76 of the Shubenacadie Lakes (Districts 14 and 17) Municipal Planning Strategy.

The proposal consists of renovating the existing barn (total floor area of 3,025 square metres or 32,559 square feet) to add a tree service business. The tree service business includes the storage of wood chips, greenhouse, equipment storage, space for the minor repair of equipment and a small office. The proposal also included 10 parking spaces. The applicant wishes to improve landscaping around the structures.

The Survey Plans outline the development proposal in detail, and include information related to the survey plan of the existing structures, driveways, and topography on the proposed site.


The application will be considered under the development agreement process.


Staff are reviewing the public input and drafting a development agreement. Staff will provide a recommendation to North West Community Council on the proposed development agreement.

Documents Submitted for Evaluation

The applicant has submitted a survey plan and rationale letter as required by municipal staff to properly evaluate the application. The relevant documents are linked below. 

Survey Plan
Rationale Letter

Contact Information

For further information, please contact:

Byungjun Kang

Planner II

Current Planning

Telephone: 782.641.0856

Mailing Address

HRM Planning Applications

PO Box: 1749,


Nova Scotia,

B3J 3A5

Attention: Planning Controller (Please identify the Case #24193)