In March 2015, the Town hired MMM Group to guide the Town through an extensive review of the
Town’s Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-Law. This is a yearlong review, to be completed
March 2016, the primary objective is to make these documents clearer and more development friendly while still protecting our community values.
For those who don’t know, the Municipal Planning Strategy is a broad policy document that provides direction for dealing with problems and opportunities related to the development and use of land within the Town of Yarmouth. This is a visionary document that municipalities use to guide future development in their communities. Once approved by the Provincial Director of Planning, this document has the status of law in our Municipality.
The Land Use By-Law is the mechanism we use for implementing the policies of our Municipal Planning Strategy.