Case 24205 - Hemlock Drive, Upper Tantallon


January 20, 2023

A public hearing on this application will be held by North West Community Council on February 13, 2023 and 7:00 p.m. Please see the status section below for more information.


Zzap Consulting Inc. has applied for a Conservation Design Development consisting of twenty (20) single unit dwellings on a property on Hemlock Drive in Upper Tantallon.


The applicant wishes to develop this 39-acre parcel of land in a Conservation Design Development, as enabled under Policy S-14 and Policy S-17 of the Regional Plan. The major aspects of the proposal are as follows:

  • Twenty (20) single unit dwellings
  • Serviced with individual on-site well and septic systems
  • High Density Classic form of Conservation Design Development (condo-style as opposed to individual lots)
  • Shared common driveway (not a new public street)
  • Single access is from Hemlock Drive
  • Ecologically sensitive land is conserved as open space 

The Development Plans (provided below) outline the development proposal in detail, and include information relating to traffic, siting of buildings and driveways, stormwater and wastewater management, and groundwater assessment. 


The application will be considered under the Development Agreement Process.


A public hearing will be held by North West Community Council on February 13, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of St. Margaret’s Centre in Upper Tantallon. 

All oral and written submissions will be considered at that time. Written submissions are welcomed and encouraged in advance of the hearing itself. 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 February 13, 2023 Please allow sufficient time for delivery. 

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If you have questions about the public hearing process, please email or call 902.490.4210 the Office of the Municipal Clerk. Should you have questions about the nature of the application itself, please email or call the planner directly at 902.430.0645. 

View the staff report. If you have questions about how to access the staff report email or call 902.490.4210 the Office of the Municipal Clerk. If the internet is unavailable to you, a paper copy of application materials can be sent to you by mail, contact the Planner, Claire Tusz, to make the arrangements.

This notice was posted to this site on January 20, 2023 in accordance with the requirements of the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter.

Public engagement was completed for this application between July 7, 2022 and August 2, 2022. A Fact Sheet was mailed to nearby residents. The planner is still accepting questions and feedback. Please call or email the planner using the contact information below.


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. 

A – Concept Plan
B – Stormwater Plan
C – Wastewater Plan
D – Traffic Impact Study
E – Level 1 Groundwater Assessment
F- Fact Sheet


Contact Information

For further information, please contact:

Claire Tusz

Planner II

Current Planning

Telephone: 902.430.0645

Mailing Address

HRM Planning Applications

PO Box: 1749,


Nova Scotia,

B3J 3A5

Attention: Claire Tusz (Please identify the Case # and address)