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Notice of Public Hearing

TAKE NOTICE THAT on Thursday January 28, 2021, Chester Municipal Council gave notice of its intention to amend the Chester Municipal Land Use By-Law. The proposed amendments include:

1)  Amendments to regulations on Accessory Structures at Section 4.1.9 as follows: 
     a.  Amend Section 4.1.9 to remove the restriction on placing
          accessory structures within the Front Yard of a lot;
     b. Clarify that accessory structures, small accessory structures and
         minor accessory structures are not permitted to be constructed
         within 1.5 m of a main building or structure, excluding signs,
         except, that a fence or retaining wall may join accessory
         structures with a main building. 
2)  List "Accessory Structures related to Existing Golf Courses" within
     the Neighbourhood Comprehensive Development District Zone to
     permit development of accessory structures at Aspotogan Ridge
     Golf Course by development pemit;
3)  Amendments to Definitions Section: 
     a. Add definition to the Land Use By-Law to define a "landlocked
         lot" that has no frontage on a public street may be intersected 
         by a private road.
     b. Add definition to the Land Use By-Law for "tourist homes" (short
         term rentals)
4)  Other Corrections and Amendments: 
     a.  Correct a reference at Section 4.7.3 to refer to Sections 4.7.1
          and 4.7.2;
     b.  Correct a reference at Section 6.3.5 to refer to Section 6.3.4;
     c.  Land Use By-Law Section 4.28.1 c) replace existing text to state
          that small accessory structures, fire fighting impoundments and
          structures related to water systems are permitted to be located
          within the Lakefront Overlay;
     d.  Reorganize and alphabetize the General Provisions section to
          correct the location at 4.25 Places of Worship which is currently
          out of alphabetical order.

A PUBLIC HEARING will be held Thursday, February 25th, 2021 at 8:45 a.m., in Municipal Council Chambers.

The hearing will be broadcast via Facebook Live. Residents wishing to speak at the hearing or submit written comments MUST pre-register by 4:30pm on February 17th, 2021 by calling 902-275-4147, emailing pmyra@chester.ca or mailing submissions to: Pamela Myra, Municipal Clerk, 151 King Street, PO Box 369, Chester, NS  B0J 1J0

Copies of the proposed changes are available by contacting the Community Development Department, 186 Central Street, Chester.

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