Community Plan Update
The East Hants Community Plan Update Survey has now closed. Thank you to all East Hants residents who have taken the time to complete the survey. Results of the Plan Update Survey will be presented to Planning Advisory Committee later this year as part of a larger Community Engagement Report.
Residents living in or who own property in rural East Hants are invited to attend a series of Open Houses scheduled for October 2021. A link to the Plan Update Open Houses flyer can be found here. A schedule of open house meeting dates are available in the table below. Residents are asked to keep checking the East Hants Plan Update webpage, as the dates for the open houses get closer, in case of changes due to public health measures.
Drop by anytime between 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.!
Proof of vaccination and face mask required as per public health requirements.
East Hants has an Official Community Plan that directs how our community grows and develops over time. Did you know only about half of the municipality has comprehensive land use planning? The only regulations in the non-planned area of the municipality related to wind energy and large-scale special events.The provincial government has directed all Nova Scotia municipalities to plan for the efficient use of land within their boundaries. East Hants Council has begun the process of amending our Community Plan so that the entire municipality has comprehensive land use planning.Planning helps to protect the public interest, and ensures that everyone has input into the development of their community. East Hants Council and staff must consider the following land uses when developing a plan for the unplanned area of East Hants:
- Residential uses
- Commercial and industrial uses
- Institutional uses
- Recreational facilities and public open spaces
- Resource uses including agriculture
Other items unique to East Hants that we need to consider are: coastal erosion and sea level rise; preservation of agricultural lands; protection of tourism assets and view planes; floodplain issues; and the protection of our waterways. Work on this planning process is anticipated to start in early 2021. During this process, residents, businesses and organizations will have opportunities to engage with staff and Council and contribute to the direction of our community plan.
Land Use Survey – Provide Your Feedback!
As part of the Community Plan Update, municipal staff identified the current use of each property in the future planned area. Now we are asking for your feedback! Did we get the property uses right? Let us know by clicking the Land Use Survey below.
1 – Scoping Report
1 – Beamish Road
3 – Salvage Yards
4 – Private Roads
Open House Content
4 – Settlements
5 – Environment
8 – Agriculture
9 – Class 2 Soil Map
Have questions about the Community Plan Update? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org