Centre Plan

Centre Plan Package A April 2019 image

Welcome to the Centre Plan project!
Update – March 2020

Due to the state of emergency in Nova Scotia and provincial direction to limit public gatherings, all Centre Plan meetings are cancelled until further notice. Public comments on Centre Plan Package B can continue to be submitted to planhrm@halifax.ca. Please watch for additional online engagements opportunities in the near future. View Centre Plan - Package B.

Centre Plan Package A is now in effect. Visit Regional Centre Plan Areato read the Regional Centre Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy [PDF] and Regional Centre Land Use By-law [PDF] and learn more about the planning policies and regulations for this planning area.

Thank you to all who participated in developing the Centre Plan – please stay tuned for opportunities to share your feedback on Package B!

View all staff reports and presentations made to the various committees of Council and Regional Council through the www.centreplan.ca website.

The Centre Plan document is the direct result of feedback received through a significant public engagement program, input and guidance from the Community Design Advisory Committee and Regional Council, and a strong commitment by the Planning and Development team to modernize development rules to reflect the vision citizens have for their communities. After the fall 2016 release of the Draft Centre Plan, improvements were made to the following policy directions and themes to respond to what the community said was most important to them:

• Stronger protection for residential neighbourhoods, complete communities & heritage
• Design requirements to minimize impact of new development on existing communities
• Regulations to ensure balanced distribution of housing and population density
• Priority on pedestrians
• Access to parks & public amenities
Affordable housing
• Stronger requirements for sustainable design & building practices
• Regulations that will enable a strong economy

Visit the centreplan.cawelcome page for information on the current phase of the project


Welcome to the Centre Plan project!
Update – March 2020

Due to the state of emergency in Nova Scotia and provincial direction to limit public gatherings, all Centre Plan meetings are cancelled until further notice. Public comments on Centre Plan Package B can continue to be submitted to planhrm@halifax.ca. Please watch for additional online engagements opportunities in the near future. View Centre Plan - Package B.

Centre Plan Package A is now in effect. Visit Regional Centre Plan Areato read the Regional Centre Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy [PDF] and Regional Centre Land Use By-law [PDF] and learn more about the planning policies and regulations for this planning area.

Thank you to all who participated in developing the Centre Plan – please stay tuned for opportunities to share your feedback on Package B!

View all staff reports and presentations made to the various committees of Council and Regional Council through the www.centreplan.ca website.

The Centre Plan document is the direct result of feedback received through a significant public engagement program, input and guidance from the Community Design Advisory Committee and Regional Council, and a strong commitment by the Planning and Development team to modernize development rules to reflect the vision citizens have for their communities. After the fall 2016 release of the Draft Centre Plan, improvements were made to the following policy directions and themes to respond to what the community said was most important to them:

• Stronger protection for residential neighbourhoods, complete communities & heritage
• Design requirements to minimize impact of new development on existing communities
• Regulations to ensure balanced distribution of housing and population density
• Priority on pedestrians
• Access to parks & public amenities
Affordable housing
• Stronger requirements for sustainable design & building practices
• Regulations that will enable a strong economy

Visit the centreplan.cawelcome page for information on the current phase of the project