MPS and LUB Review

In 2014 the town initiated the review of our planning documents, we called it “Envision Kentville: Planning for tomorrow – today”.

The draft Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By Law are the products of three years of public consultations and a variety of studies. Some of these studies were undertaken independently and others as part of “Kings 2050”, a partnership initiative intended to guide the long-term sustainable development of Kings County as a whole. These documents are a proactive response to change and growth, and realizing the challenges the Town faces now and into the future. It contains Vision Statements adopted by Council in the Towns Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP) which captures the community’s ideas and aspirations for the future.

The Land Use By Law (LUB) is the primary companion document to the Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS). The MPS establishes general future land use designations that guide the location of development in a long term manner and within the designations there are individual zones that correspond in the LUB. The Land Use By Law is the tool used to carry out the intent of the MPS for land use and development purposes, which means that the LUB determines what you can build on your property and where you can build it.

Don’t panic, there’s still time to have your input heard! We will be hosting Public Meetings in the near future to explain our new draft documents and the intent behind them and we would love for you to come out and be involved in the process! To be notified when we set a date, sign up for our monthly Town Newsletter here or keep an eye on our social media pages and website!

Short summary of proposed changes: Planning MPS proposed Amendments Open House brand

If you have any questions, comments or concerns please contact the Director of Planning and Development:
Beverly Gentleman

Please click the documents below for more information:

Use this Interactive Web Map to search for your property and see your Proposed Zoning!
Please contact the Civic Addressing Coordinator if your civic address is not showing up on the map or if there is a conflict between what is being shown and what is used.

Kirsten Harrison
Civic Addressing Coordinator