2016 Plan Review Past Engagement & Reports
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Public Information Meeting
On April 11th-14th, the Municipality held three open houses and a public information meeting to give the opportunity for the Official Community Plan to be formally presented and to receive feedback on the proposed new policies, regulations and zoning. Property owners were contacted with a letter regarding their property if zoning changes were proposed.
East Hants staff held 3 open house events in November 2015 to discuss the proposed policy directions for community planning documents, which were developed based on public feedback. Topic papers discussed at the meetings are available at the bottom of this page.
Voice of Business in East Hants Meeting (Business Consultation)
Our thanks to all the businesses who added their Business Voice to the Planning Review session on January 14, 2015 at the Enfield Fire Station. Staff appreciated the excellent discussion about business growth in East Hants, and our thanks to the East Hants & District Chamber of Commerce who helped host the event.
In fall of 2014, the Municipality held eight community-level design workshops about local neighbourhoods in East Hants. This series of Workshops was to discuss the local possibilities in each community and to help build community consensus on what residents would like their neighbourhood to look like 25 years from now. Consultation summary maps are available online.
Visioning Workshops, Visual Preference Survey & Community Goals Survey
In June of 2014, the Municipality held three visioning workshops. This series of Workshops was to discuss the broad vision for the Municipality, as well as to start the discussion about what residents would like their neighbourhood to look like 25 years from now. The Municipality also held a Community Goals Survey, which touched on issues similar to the visioning workshop for those who couldn’t attend the meetings.
The Visual Preference Survey is a tool that allowed citizens to rate the visual appeal of existing and non-existing types of building designs, landscape characteristics, community fabric, architectural styles, signs, growth patterns, etc. The value of the survey is in the range of opinions, shared common ground, and the desires expressed by the residents of East Hants, giving a sense of what they would like to see in their community. The objective of the Visual Preference Survey was to assist in defining a vision for the future development of East Hants.
Summaries of these surveys and meetings can be found in the major reports below.
5 – Public Engagement Update & Summary Report (updated Nov 2015)
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3 – Floodways
4 – Sea Level Rise
5 – Signage
10 – Tourism
11 – Growth Management
12 – Exurban Development
13 – Renewable Energy
15 – Form Based Zoning
16 – Economic Development
17 – Heritage & Maitland
18 – Transit
19 – Environment
20 – Agriculture
24 – Open Space
25 – Snides Lake
27 – Private Roads
28 – Village Cores