Public Participation Meeting

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A Public Participation Meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022 at 6 pm with the Planning Advisory Committee. Read more for information about the meeting and how to participate.

MUNICIPAL PLANNING STRATEGY (MPS) AND LAND USE BYLAW (LUB) AMENDMENTS

A Public Participation Meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022 at 6 pm with the Planning Advisory Committee. The public can register to speak at the meeting or hand in written submissions with any questions, concerns or comments about the proposal below. Registrations to speak and written submissions must be received no later than 4:30 pm on Wednesday, April 27th, 2022. To register to speak or submit a written submission, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 902-742-1505 ext. 236.

What is this meeting about?

This public participation meeting will address TWO separate applications as follows:

1. Commercial Vans (MPS, LUB amendments and Development Agreement Application)

An applicant has requested general amendments to the Town’s MPS and LUB that would allow commercial vans larger than 6,804 kgs (15,000 lbs) to be permitted on residentially zoned lots by development agreement. The applicant has also applied for a site-specific development agreement to allow a maximum of one commercial van of up to 8,618 kgs (19,000 lbs) to be parked at 170 Pleasant Street (PID 90209198).

How will this affect me?

The changes would allow property owners to apply for development agreements to allow commercial vans larger than 6,804 kgs to be parked on residential lots. The LUB currently permits one commercial van of up to 6,804 kgs and an additional commercial van of up to 5,443 kgs (12,000 lbs) to be parked on residential lots as-of-right. The proposed agreement would allow a commercial van of up to 8,618 kgs to be parked at 170 Pleasant Street, but would not allow any additional commercial vans on the property. Any future requests by other property owners to park commercial vans larger than 6,804 kgs would also be required to apply through the development agreement application process.

2. Open Space Zone and Institutional Uses (MPS and LUB amendments)

An applicant has requested general amendments to the Town’s MPS and LUB to permit existing institutional uses located within the Open Space (O-1) zone, regardless of whether they are located within an existing building. The application also proposes to amend the definition of “existing” within the LUB to exclude institutional uses.

How will this affect me?

The existing MPS and LUB limit Institutional uses that are located within the Open Space (O-1) zone to existing buildings. The proposed changes would allow any existing institutional uses which are in the Open Space zone to expand beyond the footprint of those existing buildings. The current LUB defines existing uses as any use existing as of the date the LUB was adopted in 2016. The proposed amendments would also amend the definition of “existing” so that institutional uses which were established after the date of the bylaw adoption are considered as “existing”. This would allow Institutional uses that were established after 2016, and which are also located within the Open Space zone, to expand beyond the limits of any existing buildings.

More information about the two applications and amendments are contained in the Planner’s reports. To view these reports, visit: www.townofyarmouth.ca/current-applications.html or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your specific questions.