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

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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.

  • Welcome to the Priority Topics Survey!

    The purpose of this short survey is to gather opinions on some important issues facing Chester Village. Several topics have a long history of debate, while others may be new to you. Please take time to think about these issues and provide your thoughts and opinions. Responses will be used to inform policy decisions for the revised Planning Strategy for the Village of Chester.

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  • This brief survey seeks input on the current level of protection offered to Registered Heritage Properties in Chester Village. Do you think more protection and regulation are needed to ensure valuable heritage properties are not altered or destroyed? Do you feel that heritage protection initiatives interfere with creating a modern and affordable place to live? All thoughts are welcome!

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  • This survey is seeking opinions and comments on several forms of digital signage. This type of signage is currently prohibited in Chester Village. 

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    • This survey is seeking feedback on the level of architectural control that is appropriate within Chester Village. Architectural control regulations can take many forms but typically regulate the exterior appearance of a structure and do not limit the interior design. Currently there are two areas within Chester Village where development must conform with the listed architectural controls. This survey asks questions about the level of current regulation, the areas that have architectural controls and the balance in regulating the appearance of structures when contrasted with a desire to support the creation of more affordable housing. 
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