Site-Specific Requests

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As part of the ongoing Regional Plan Review, property owners can request amendments to policy to allow development(s) on certain properties. These are called site-specific requests.

About the Regional Plan Review

The Halifax Regional Municipal Planning Strategy (also called the 'Regional Plan') sets out a common vision, principles, and long-range, region-wide planning policies outlining where, when, and how future growth and development should take place. The Regional Plan is regularly reviewed, and the current review was initiated in 2020. The review is organized into phases - the timeline on this page (found on the right on browser or at the bottom of the page on mobile) explains more about each phase.

Please click here to visit the Regional Plan Review Project page and learn more about the Draft Regional Plan.

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Site Specific Requests

Site Specific Requests are applications for changes to policy to allow specific development(s). Comments on New Requests, Phase 4 Requests and Phase 5 Requests will continue to be accepted on an ongoing basis. To provide feedback, please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference the case number.

To find out where development requests are being considered, click the interactive map below. Detailed information on the site specific requests can be found on the Requests Tab below.


As part of the ongoing Regional Plan Review, property owners can request amendments to policy to allow development(s) on certain properties. These are called site-specific requests.

About the Regional Plan Review

The Halifax Regional Municipal Planning Strategy (also called the 'Regional Plan') sets out a common vision, principles, and long-range, region-wide planning policies outlining where, when, and how future growth and development should take place. The Regional Plan is regularly reviewed, and the current review was initiated in 2020. The review is organized into phases - the timeline on this page (found on the right on browser or at the bottom of the page on mobile) explains more about each phase.

Please click here to visit the Regional Plan Review Project page and learn more about the Draft Regional Plan.

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Site Specific Requests

Site Specific Requests are applications for changes to policy to allow specific development(s). Comments on New Requests, Phase 4 Requests and Phase 5 Requests will continue to be accepted on an ongoing basis. To provide feedback, please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference the case number.

To find out where development requests are being considered, click the interactive map below. Detailed information on the site specific requests can be found on the Requests Tab below.


  • New Requests

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    There are no new requests at this time.

    NEW REQUESTS

    These requests have not yet been analyzed for a recommended approach. Comments on the proposals can be submitted for review.

    Posted February 28, 2022.

    Last updated January 16, 2024.


    There are no new requests at this time.



  • Phase 4 -Site Specific Requests

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    Phase 4: Draft Regional Plan (Current Phase)

    This phase will complete the new policy framework for the Regional Plan. Work completed through this phase will include advancing work on additional site-specific requests. See the table below for details on site specific requests being considered under Phase 4.

    To provide feedback on Phase 4 Site Specific Requests, please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference the case number.

    PHASE 4
    Table based on the December 12, 2023 Regional Plan Review – What We Heard Report (Attachment B)


    Posted: February 28, 2022

    Last updated January 17, 2024

    Purcell’s Cove Backlands, Purcell’s Cove

    Case 22257


    HRM initiated request to review all lands in the Urban Reserve Designation in the Purcell’s Cove area, as a result of HRM’s acquisition of Shaw Wilderness Park.

    For additional information regarding Case 22257, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case 22257.

    Lands on Purcell’s Cove Road

    C025 (Re-phased from Phase 3 to Phase 4)


    Request Revised February 14, 2022.

    Revised Request: Request from ZZap Consulting, on behalf of Tony Maskine, to redesignate the property to permit an unserviced subdivision.

    Original Request: Request from ZZap Consulting, on behalf of Tony Maskine, to include lands currently designated Urban Reserve in the Urban Service Area, to permit a serviced subdivision.

    For additional information regarding C025, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case

    Lake Banook, Dartmouth

    C602
    Received: March 30, 2023

    Request from ZZap Consulting, on behalf of Stillwater Property Group Inc., to amend the Regional Plan, Regional Centre Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy (RCSMPS) and Regional Centre Land Use By-law (RCLUB) to enable waterfront commercial and recreational uses, and accessory structures within the watercourse buffer.

    To view the proposal, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C602.

    Ketch Harbour Road, Ketch Harbour

    C027 / Case 22212


    Request from KWR Approvals Inc. on behalf of Tim Garrison and Patrick Henneberry to enable a 40-unit residential development and an adaptive reuse of the existing building for commercial and residential uses. Initiated by Regional Council on April 2, 2020.

    Revised June 9th. For additional information regarding C027/Case 22212, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C027 / Case 22212.

    Burnside Expansion Lands

    Case 22008

    Request from HRM Corporate Real Estate, per April 28, 2015 motion of Regional Council, to include these lands within the Urban Service Area and apply industrial policy and zoning to allow for serviced expansion of Burnside Industrial Park.

    For additional information on this request, please click here.


    Lands Near Aerotech, Goffs

    C508


    Received: May 25, 2022

    Request from Lawen Group to rezone the lands airport industrial.

    To view the proposal, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C508.


  • Phase 5 - Site Specific Requests

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    Phase 5: Future Growth Planning (2024 - onward)

    This phase will create a work plan and begin analysis of additional lands to be considered for expansion in anticipation of continued growth. Work completed through this phase will include advancing work on additional site-specific requests (see Phase 5 Site Specific Requests table below)

    To provide feedback on Phase 5 Site Specific Requests, please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference the case number.

    PHASE 5

    Table based on the December 12, 2023 Regional Plan Review – What We Heard Report (Attachment B)

    Posted: February 28, 2022

    Last Updated: January 17, 2024

    Herring Cove Holding Zone, Spryfield

    C070-A (Clifton Heights)

    C071 (near Kidston Lake)

    C074 (lands southwest of Herring Cove Rd)

    C333 (Herring Cove/Spryfield)

    (Rephased from Phase 3 to Phase 5)


    Requests:

    • C070-A - Request from Armco Capital Inc. to extend Urban Service Area Boundary to allow for serviced development on the full extent of these lands, related to an active subdivision application.
    • C071 - Request from KWR Approvals Inc., on behalf of North American Real Estate, to consider a 4,800 unit serviced development on the subject lands.
    • C074 - Request from Stephen Adams, on behalf of the property owners, to include the subject lands in the Urban Service Area boundary to allow for serviced development on the full extent of these lands.
    • C333 - Request from Stephen Adams, on behalf of several property owners to rezone properties to R-2.

    For additional information regarding C070-A or C074 , please click:

    C070-A

    C071

    C074

    C333

    To view the Holding Zone requests map, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C070-A, C071, C074 and/or C333.

    Smiths Road, Bedford

    C089


    Request from Chris Marchand, Ramar Construction, to include the subject lands in the Urban Service Area and redesignate them to permit the creation of five new lots.

    For additional information regarding C089, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C089.


    Montague Golf Course

    C325


    Received: December 18, 2021

    Request from Fathom Studio, on behalf of the property owner, to include these lands within the Urban Service Area Boundary to enable a development agreement for a 6-storey apartment building for seniors.

    To view the proposal, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C325.

    Lands off Dyke Road, Cow Bay

    C328


    Received: January 5, 2021

    Request from Fathom Studio, on behalf of Silver Sands Realty Ltd. to include these lands within the Water Service Area boundary and rezone to R-1 to enable residential subdivision.

    To view the proposal, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C328.


    Fraser Lake, St Margaret’s Bay Road, Timberlea

    C337


    Received: February 23, 2022

    Request by Clayton Development Ltd. to extend the Urban Service Area Boundary to enable residential development with municipal water and wastewater services.

    To view the proposal, please click here.

    Updated March 15, 2022 to include maps.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C337.




    Stoneridge Fellowship Baptist Church, Lower Sackville

    C539


    Received: July 27, 2022

    Request from Fathom Studio, on behalf of StoneRidge Fellowship Baptist Church, to include the northern section of the lands within the urban service area, re-designate the lands to the urban settlement designation, and rezone the property to allow for a medium density residential development.

    To view the proposal, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C539.


    Atholea Drive, Cole Harbour

    C565
    Received: March 14, 2023

    Request by Fathom Studio to include the lands within the Urban Service area for low to medium density residential development.

    To view the proposal, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C565.

    Lindforest Court, Middle Sackville


    C070-B


    Request from Armco Capital Inc. to include the subject lands in the Urban Service Area boundary to allow for serviced development in this area.

    For additional information regarding C070-B, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C070-B.


    Lands at the corner of Rosemary Drive and Marigold Drive

    C070-C


    Request from Armco Capital Inc. to include the subject lands in the Urban Service Area boundary to allow for serviced development on this parcel.

    For additional information regarding C070-C, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C070-C.


    Lands near Little Lake

    C070-D


    Request from Armco Capital Inc. to extend the Urban Service Area boundary northward to the CN Rail Line to allow for serviced development on the full extent of these lands.

    For additional information regarding C070-D, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C070-D.


    Lands north of Highway 101, east of Springfield Lake

    C102


    Request from Ramar Developments Ltd., for the property to be included within the Urban Service Area boundary to enable serviced development.

    For additional information regarding C102, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C102.


    Lands southeast of Springfield Lake

    C310


    Request from Brycon Construction for the property to be included within the Urban Service Area boundary to enable serviced development of these lands.

    For additional information regarding C310, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C310.


    Lands north of Webber Lake West of Lucasville Road

    C311


    Request by Marchand Developments Ltd to re-designate the subject lands to the Urban Settlement and include them in the Urban Service Area to enable development of a multi-unit residential building on municipal services.

    For additional information regarding C311, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C311.


    Lands north of Springfield Lake

    C312


    Request by Marchand Developments Ltd to re-designate the subject lands to the Urban Settlement and include them in the Urban Service Area to allow for serviced development in this area.

    For additional information regarding C312, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C312.

    Lands with frontage on Orchard Drive and Bambrick Road

    C314


    Request from Sunrose Land Use Consulting, on behalf of Shoreham Development Limited, to include the subject lands in the Urban Service Area to allow for serviced development in this area.

    For additional information regarding C314, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C314.


    Highway 101 Interchange Lands / Margeson Drive

    C319


    Request from Armco Communities to consider extending both municipal water and wastewater service to these lands.

    For additional information regarding C319, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C319.


    Berry Hills

    C320


    Request from Armco Communities to consider extending the Urban Service Area boundary to these lands to allow for serviced residential development in this area.

    For additional information regarding C320, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C320.

    Springfield Estates, Middle Sackville

    C329


    Received: January 4, 2022

    Request from Westphal Court Ltd., operating as Springfield Estate Manufactured Housing Community to extend the Urban Service Area or the Water Service Area boundary to these lands to enable connection for municipal water services.

    For additional information regarding C329, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C329.

    Sackville Drive, Middle Sackville

    C573
    Received: January 3, 2023

    Request by Reno's & Restoration Group Inc. to extend the Urban Service Area to those lands to accommodate serviced residential development in this area.

    To view the proposal, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C573.

    Lands west of Sandy and Marsh Lakes

    C017


    Request from Sunrose Land Use Consulting, on behalf of United Gulf, to consider secondary planning to consider secondary planning for these lands in conjunction with adjacent Sandy Lakes lands.

    For additional information regarding C017, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C017.

    Lands north of Hammonds Plains Rd

    C109


    Request from Brighter Community Planning & Design to remove these lands from Schedule J to enable residential subdivision.

    For additional information regarding C109, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C109.

    Hammonds Plains Rd & Lucasville Rd

    C317


    Request from Stonehouse Golf Group to extend the Water Service Area to allow for serviced development in this area. A portion of the properties are within the Water Service Area.

    For additional information regarding C317, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C317.


    Hammonds Plains and Majesty Court, Hammonds Plains

    C517


    Received: July 4, 2022

    Request from Paul Dec, Upland, on behalf Request from Paul Dec, Upland, on behalf of Alumtech Holdings Inc, to be included in the service boundary to allow for a mid-rise housing complex designed and constructed explicitly for senior citizens.

    To view the proposal, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C517.


    Voyageur Lakes, Hammonds Plains

    C522


    Received: Aug 9, 2022

    Request from Tom Swanson, on behalf of United Gulf Developments to include the lands within the water services boundary.

    To view the proposal, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C522.


    Lands east of Beaver Bank Rd

    C103


    Request from Ramar Developments Ltd. for properties to be included within the Urban Service Area.

    For additional information regarding C103, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case 103.


    Lands near Barrett Lake, Beaver Bank

    C299


    Request from Marchand Homes to include the subject lands within the Urban Settlement designation and Urban Service Area boundary to enable subdivision with central servicing.

    For additional information regarding C299, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C299.


    Monarch Drive, Beaver Bank

    C300


    Request from Marchand Homes to include these properties within the Urban Settlement designation and Urban Service Area boundary to enable subdivision with central servicing.

    For additional information regarding C300, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C300.

    Lands near Kinsac Lake

    C117


    Request from Marchand Homes to to include these properties within the Urban Settlement designation and Urban Service Area boundary to enable subdivision with central servicing.

    For additional information regarding C117, please click here. (Updated letter April 24, 2023)

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C117.


    Canal Cays, Wellington

    C541




    .On September 13, 2022, Regional Council passed the following motion: That Halifax Regional Council request a staff report directing the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) to consider opportunities for development of properties on Canal Cays, Wellington, during Phase 5 of the Regional Plan Review. This review should consider, at minimum: options for public road access; the relationship to the Kinloch subdivision and the Aerotech Connector Road; and environmental protection measures.


    To view the proposal, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C541.


    Lands between Westwood Boulevard and Pockwock Road, Upper Hammonds Plains

    C719-A

    Received October 20, 2023

    Request from Zzap Consulting, on behalf of Marchand Developments, to remove parcels from Schedule J and rezone to facilitate new road connections and compact development.

    To view the proposal, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C719-A.


    Lands between Rochester Drive and McCabe Lake Drive, Hammonds Plains

    C719-B

    Received October 20, 2023

    Request from Zzap Consulting, on behalf of Marchand Developments, to remove parcels from Schedule J and rezone to facilitate new road connections and compact development.

    To view the proposal, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C719-B.


    342 Beaver Bank Road, Beaver Bank

    C785
    Received October 27, 2023

    Request from Ally Developments to remove the property from Schedule J and be included in the serviceable boundary for future development.

    To view the proposal, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C785.

    Lands at Highway 102 and Highway 102 Aerotech Connector, Fletchers Lake

    C786

    Received Oct 27, 2023

    Request by Clayton Developments Limited, on behalf of Aerotech Developments GP Limited, 4538217 Nova Scotia Limited, and Municipal Enterprises Limited, to extend the Urban Service Area boundary to enable residential and commercial development with municipal water and wastewater services.

    To view the proposal, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C786.
    Lands at Montague Road and Highway 107, Montague Gold Mines

    C806

    Received Oct 27, 2023

    Request by KRW Approvals, on behalf of the property owner, to extend the Urban Service Area boundary and include the lands in the Suburban Plan, and rezone to R-1.

    To view the proposal, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C806.
    Lands at Glasgow Road and Highway 7, East Preston

    C807
    Received Oct 27, 2023

    Request by KWR Approvals, on behalf of the property owners, to extend the Urban Service Area boundary and include the lands in the Suburban Plan.

    To view the proposal, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C807.
    Various Lands East of Springfield Lake, Middle Sackville

    C808
    Received Oct 27, 2023

    Request by KWR Approvals on behalf of Fenerty Developments to include the lands within the Urban Settlement Designation and the Urban Service Area boundary to allow for serviced development in this area.

    To view the proposal, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C808.
    Lands at Maple Grove Drive and Cobequid Road, Lower Sackville

    C809
    Received Oct 27, 2023

    Request from Stanley Gordon, Vera Gillis, Lynn Woolliscroft Gillis, Andrew Jennings-Lindsay to extend the Urban Service Area boundary and permit mixed use development on the lands.

    To view the proposal, please click here.

    To provide feedback on this application please email regionalplan@halifax.ca and reference Case C809.