The Municipality is holding a Public Information Meeting regarding an application from Elmsdale Lumber Company Limited to allow for the construction and operation of a biochar production facility. Elmsdale Lumber Company Limited is requesting an amendment to the East Hants Official Community Plan by changing the residential land use designation and zone on a portion of their property (PID 45342938) to the Industrial Commercial (IC) Designation and Zone. They are also requesting a substantial amendment to an existing development agreement (PID 45082773) in order to permit the development of the biochar facility.

The meeting will be held digitally, through a Zoom webinar, on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. (cancellation date is Thursday, Dec. 3). To participate in the meeting, please register at The purpose of the meeting is to outline the proposal and respond to residents’ questions and comments regarding the proposal. A final decision to approve or refuse this application will take place following a Public Hearing to be scheduled at a later date.

To view the staff report, visit, or for further information, please contact the Debbie Uloth, Project Planner at or 902.883.7098 ext. 128.

John Woodford, Director of Planning & Development