The Municipality is excited to release the updated and revised draft Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS) to both Municipal Council and the Public for feedback. Please follow the link below to access a pdf copy of the MPS document text. All appendix maps are in progress and will be added in the coming months.

http://www.countyofkings.ca/residents/planning/mps.aspx

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You can submit comments or ideas with a reply on this blog or the comment form on the MPS page above. You can also contact our Supervisor of Planning and Development directly:

Laura Mosher at 902-690-6102 or by email at planningservices@countyofkings.ca 

 

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The Kings 2050 Results of Broad Based Consultation report compiles the input we received and highlights some common issues and ideas that we heard. We have feedback from a range of voices including Towns, Villages, individual citizens, community groups, developers, and several provincial and federal departments. Common topics included urban boundaries, single unit zoning, flood risk areas and farm/non farm dwellings. Please take a look at this latest report and add your comments below.

Step 1 Consultation Summary – Sept 2015

Appendix A PAC Workshop Notes

Appendix B Written Submissions from Towns

Appendix C Written Submissions from Village

Appendix D Written Submissions from Groups

Appendix E Written Submissions from Individuals

Appendix F Traveling Road Show Meeting Notes

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PAC Resource and Shoreline Designations coverOver the past few months Councillors and Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) members together with Municipal Staff have been reviewing key topics of the ‘Draft for Consultation’ Municipal Planning Strategy in an informal workshop type meeting. We have now reached the final topic for discussion.

 

The next workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, April 28th at 1:00 pm in the Council Chambers (municipal complex, 87 Cornwallis St., Kentville).

There are two topics for discussion. “Resource Priority Designation” includes a discussion of much of the South Mountain. “Shoreland Designation” includes a discussion of the areas around our South Mountain lakes, as well as our coastal communities. While the discussions will help to provide informal direction, no formal decisions will be made.

These meetings are open to the public and public comments will be welcomed at the end of the meeting. See the PDF below for more information.

Resource Priority and Shoreland Presentation (PDF 2 MB)

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The Municipality of Kings released a ‘Draft for Consultation’ version of its new Municipal Planning Strategy back in September, and a Summary of Draft Changes for its new Land Use By-law in January. The final versions of these documents will determine how and where development happens in Kings County. If you haven’t already taken a look at them, what are you waiting for? Both documents can be viewed here.

We are now nearing the end of the feedback period on these ‘Draft for Consultation’ documents.

If you would like to provide feedback on this round of drafts please do so by April 30th, 2015 at the latest.

Sooner than that is, of course, appreciated. You can find out how here. The feedback we receive will inform the next draft of our Municipal Planning Strategy, Land Use By-law, and Zoning Map. There will be more opportunity to review the next draft and again provide feedback, but it is always better to have your say earlier rather than later.

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EnergyOn March 12th approximately 70 residents turned out at our meeting to hear about the draft proposal for energy policies and regulations, and to provide early feedback on the proposal.

We had lots of great discussion and debate. We will be typing up everyone’s notes from the evening and will add them to the collection of public feedback that will inform our next draft.

If you couldn’t make it to the meeting, never fear! You can view the presentation and the map illustrating the proposed separation distances, below. Please note that this is a generalized map and should be used for illustration purposes only.

This meeting was not your only chance for feedback, so if you have questions or comments you can find out the many different ways to get in touch with us here: http://www.kings2050.ca/draft-plan.html#feedback

Energy Meeting Presentation (PDF, 6 MB)

Generalized Separation Distance Map (PDF, 410 kB)

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Energy Tele Heritage Cover ImageThe Municipality of Kings continues to review the ‘Draft for Consultation’ Municipal Planning Strategy in bite size pieces.  Councillors and Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) members together with Municipal Staff will review key topics in an informal workshop type meeting. While the discussions will help to provide informal direction, no formal decisions will be made.

The next workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, March 24th at 1:00 pm in the Council Chambers (municipal complex, 87 Cornwallis St., Kentville).

There are three topics for discussion. “Energy” includes a discussion of solar collectors, wind turbines, and other energy technologies. “Telecommunications” includes a discussion of cell phone towers and other radio antennas. “Heritage” includes a discussion of heritage buildings and heritage districts.

These meetings are open to the public and public comments will be welcomed at the end of the meeting. See the PDFs below for more information.

Energy, Telecommunications, & Heritage Presentation (PDF 2 MB)

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The PAC workshop on February 10 had lots of good discussion and we didn’t get to cover all of the topics in the available time. This discussion will continue on March 10 at 2:00pm in Council Chambers (87 Cornwallis St., Kentville).

Cover of 2050 - Phase 3 Workshop - Employment - Jan. 27 2015 Cover of 2050 - Phase 3 Workshop - Neighbourhoods - Jan. 27 2015

The Municipality of Kings continues to review the ‘Draft for Consultation’ Municipal Planning Strategy in bite size pieces.  Councillors and Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) members together with Municipal Staff will review key topics in an informal workshop type meeting. While the discussions will help to provide informal direction, no formal decisions will be made.

The next workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, January 27th at 1:00 pm in the Orchards Room (municipal complex, 87 Cornwall St., Kentville).

There are two topics for discussion. “Neighbourhood Areas” includes a discussion of neighbourhood zones and lot standards, open space dedications, and residential facilities. “Employment Areas” includes a discussion of employment (commercial, industrial, etc.) zones and lot standards, parking requirements, and institutional uses.

These meetings are open to the public and public comments will be welcomed at the end of the meeting. See the PDFs below for more information.

Employment Priority Designation Presentation (PDF 2 MB)

Neighbourhood Priority Designation Presentation (PDF 3 MB)

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EnergyWhen:
Thursday March 12th, 2015 at 6 pm

Where:
Municipal Complex Orchards Rm, 87 Cornwallis Street, Kentville

Storm Date:
Wednesday March 18th, 2015, same location and time

On Thursday, March 12th the Municipality will host a public meeting to review and gather public feedback on the proposed direction concerning energy set out in the ‘Draft for Consultation’ Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS).   With  significant public interest in renewable energy issues, large-scale wind turbines in particular, we want to ensure we provide the opportunity for people to learn about the draft document and provide early feedback. We especially want to learn more about what residents consider appropriate and acceptable regarding large-scale wind turbines in rural areas. The meeting will begin with a presentation from Municipal staff and followed by group discussions. Anyone with an interest in energy issues is encouraged to attend.

For more information about the proposed energy policies, please see the ‘Draft for Consultation’ planning documents, Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS) Chapter 2.7, Energy, in particular.

As a reminder, public feedback on energy, or any other topic, is welcomed at any time and in a variety forms, including phone, email, map comments etc.  Click here for more details about how to provide feedback.

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Cover of 2050 - Phase 3 Workshop - Agriculture - Feb 24 2015The Municipality of Kings continues to review the ‘Draft for Consultation’ Municipal Planning Strategy in bite size pieces.  Councillors and Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) members together with Municipal Staff will review key topics in an informal workshop type meeting. While the discussions will help to provide informal direction, no formal decisions will be made.

The next workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, February 24th at 1:00 pm in the Council Chambers (municipal complex, 87 Cornwall St., Kentville).

The topic for discussion is “Agriculture Priority Designation”. This discussion will cover all things agriculture. Examples of items for discussion include the Agriculture High Capability (AH) Zone, commercial livestock barns, agritourism, agricultural industrial uses, and non-farm housing.

This meetings is open to the public and public comments will be welcomed at the end of the meeting. Please see the PDF below for more information.

Agriculture Priority Designation Presentation (PDF 3.4 MB)

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Cover for Land Use Bylaw and Zoning Summary of Draft Changes - FINAL Jan 2015Today marks a major step forward in the Kings 2050 process for the Municipality of Kings; the Municipality has released a “Draft for Consultation” of its new Zoning Map, and a summary of proposed changes for its new Land Use By-law.

The final version of the Land Use By-law and the Zoning Map will put the Municipal Planning Strategy into action. They will include the detailed rules and regulations and apply zoning to determine what kinds of development can be built in different places, and what those developments can look like (how tall, where on the lot they can be located, etc.).

Some proposed changes are minor, such as a simple name change, while other could have a significant impact, such as updated flood risk zoning.

Before we finish writing the new Land Use By-law, the Municipality of Kings believes it’s important to consult with businesses, residents, and other stakeholders to make sure we’re on the right track. Check out the webpage below to view the document and map, and to find out how you can provide your feedback.

Draft Plan webpage

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