Village of Chester Secondary Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law Review

Municipal Council has recently approved a new Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law. These documents regulate land use and development activity for areas outside the Village of Chester. The Village is regulated by a Secondary Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law. Staff are now undertaking a review of the Village of Chester planning documents.

The format and structure of the Village of Chester Plan will match the Municipal Plan, however, the policies and regulations created within the Village documents will be tailored to address the unique opportunities, issues and challenges within the Village.

Municipal Council has recently approved a new Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law. These documents regulate land use and development activity for areas outside the Village of Chester. The Village is regulated by a Secondary Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law. Staff are now undertaking a review of the Village of Chester planning documents.

The format and structure of the Village of Chester Plan will match the Municipal Plan, however, the policies and regulations created within the Village documents will be tailored to address the unique opportunities, issues and challenges within the Village.

  • Apply Now for a Seat on the Village Planning Advisory Committee

    about 2 months ago

    Council has recently announced a change in the Committee structure for providing advice to Council on planning matters. The result of these changes is that two new Committees are being formed. Applications are now being accepted for the Municipal Planning Advisory Committee and the Chester Village Planning Advisory Committee.

    The mandate of these groups is to provide advice relating to planning matters and the Heritage Property Act to Council. The Municipal PAC provides advice on issues that affect the Municipality outside of Chester Village, while the Chester Village PAC provides advice relating to the Chester Village Planning Area. In addition...

    Council has recently announced a change in the Committee structure for providing advice to Council on planning matters. The result of these changes is that two new Committees are being formed. Applications are now being accepted for the Municipal Planning Advisory Committee and the Chester Village Planning Advisory Committee.

    The mandate of these groups is to provide advice relating to planning matters and the Heritage Property Act to Council. The Municipal PAC provides advice on issues that affect the Municipality outside of Chester Village, while the Chester Village PAC provides advice relating to the Chester Village Planning Area. In addition, the Chester Village Planning Advisory Committee is now tasked with overseeing and guiding the review of the Chester Village Secondary Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law.

    Appointments to either Committee are for a 2 year term.

    Applications will be accepted until March 6, 2020 and should be submitted to:

    Pamela Myra, Municipal Clerk
    151 King Street, PO Box 369
    Chester, NS B0J 1J0
    Fax (902) 275-4771
    Email pmyra@chester.ca

    If you have questions or would like further information, please contact us at 902-275-2599 or email: planning@chester.ca


  • Welcome to the Village of Chester Plan Review!

    4 months ago

    Welcome to the Project page for the Village of Chester Plan Review. This page will continue to be updated and populated with information, notices and copies of the draft plans as the review process unfolds.

    Click the "Get Involved Sign Up Here" button to subscribe to the project and receive updates.

    If you have suggestions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the "Leave a Comment" section of the page. Questions can also be submitted and contact information is available if you wish to speak directly with planning staff.

    Staff are currently working to prepare a communications and...

    Welcome to the Project page for the Village of Chester Plan Review. This page will continue to be updated and populated with information, notices and copies of the draft plans as the review process unfolds.

    Click the "Get Involved Sign Up Here" button to subscribe to the project and receive updates.

    If you have suggestions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the "Leave a Comment" section of the page. Questions can also be submitted and contact information is available if you wish to speak directly with planning staff.

    Staff are currently working to prepare a communications and engagement plan for the project. When this is approved by Council, more details will be posted to this site to promote public engagement in the review.