Community Planning

Community Planning advises Council on development projects after consulting with members of the public and relevant Municipal departments. Community Planning writes the Official Community Plan, and advises Council on proposed changes. Community Planning also keeps Municipal statistics, prepares studies on development and oversees the East Hants Design Awards.

For more information on current Community Planning applications before Council is available from the Planning Advisory Committee page.


Official Community Plan

The East Hants Official Community Plan directs how our community grows and develops over time. In 2023, East Hants Council completed the process of amending our Community Plan so that… Full story

Planning Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) is to provide direction for Council regarding Planning & Development decisions. PAC is composed of Municipal Council and two members of the public… Full story

Rezoning and Development Agreements

Download the Rezonings and Development Agreements Brochure   Planning Applications for rezoning and/or development agreements give the Municipality the opportunity to review development proposals that are not permitted as-of-right under… Full story

Reports & Statistics

BUILT FORM 2022 Conceptual Main Street Design for Elmsdale’s Route 214 2014 – Changes to the Maitland Heritage Conservation District Study 2011 – Village Core Plan 1994 – Maitland Heritage Conservation District Plan &… Full story

Design Awards

Every three years, the Municipality presents the East Hants Design Awards to acknowledge the positive contribution that the development community makes to the look and livability of our community. The Design Awards… Full story


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