Draft Documents

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Review of the Town’s Planning Documents has been ongoing since 2015. Documents include the Municipal Planning Strategy, Land Use By-law, Core and Neighbourhood Design Guidelines, Subdivision By-law and Stormwater Guide. On November 26th, 2019 Council considered changes to the Draft III documents (see here to view Draft III) and provided direction to Staff to both finalize the documents for First Reading and prepare communication materials. 

On January 21st, 2020, Council considered how to move toward adoption of our new planning documents (see here) and has scheduled two Public Information Meetings, February 12th and 20th (view the event poster and pamphlet) in advance of giving First Reading to the documents (anticipated early March 2020). Following First Reading, a Public Hearing will be advertised and held (anticipated Late March 2020). Council will consider approving the new documents once a Public Hearing is completed (anticipated early April 2020).

Love the work we’ve done? Have concerns? Need more information? Contact the Town’s Director of Planning & Development (Devin Lake) – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 902-542-3232.


You can view the latest versions of the planning documents by clicking on the images and links below.


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MPS Map 1 - Future Land Use   MPS Map 2 - Future Streets   MPS Map 3 - Green Space Network   LUB Map 1 - Zoning   LUB Map 2 - Development Constraints LUB Map 3 - Core & Neighbourhood Areas

Other Supporting Documents: 


Current (2008) Planning Documents:


Phase III Updates:

September 3rd, 2019 Committee of the Whole draft reviewed by Council - Overview Presentation
September 10th, 2019 Joint Planning Advisory Committee/Council Workshop & Overview presentation
September 16th, 2019 Environmental Sustainability Committee Draft III Review
September 19th, 2019 Continued Planning Advisory Committee consideration on discussion topics - PAC presentation
October 3rd, 2019 Design Review Committee Draft III Review, including proposed Core Area & Neighbourhood Design Guidelines 
October 10th, 2019 Open House Event at Town Hall on Draft III document - Presentation Boards from the Event
October 16th, 2019 Source Water Protection Committee Draft III Review - SWP Committee Presentation
October 24th, 2019 Wolfville Business Development Corporation presentation & Draft III Review - View Presentation
October 24th, 2019 Public Participation Meeting Presentation - View Presentation
October 24th, 2019 Planning Advisory Committee recommendation to Council - View Presentation
November 26th, 2019 Committee of the Whole (Council) to consider feedback & finalize Draft III documents - View Presentation & Report
January 21st, 2020 Council considers final drafts & provides direction on process to finalize the documents - View Report beginning on pg. 52
February 12th & 20th, 2020 Public Information Meetings - View Presentation . Direct mail and communications can be found here - Poster & Mailing
March 3rd, 2020  Council considers approval of the proposed Planning Documents
Week of March 30th (TBD)  Public Hearing on the proposed Planning Documents
Early April, 2020 (TBD)  Council considers approval of the proposed Planning Documents 
Early - Mid April  (TBD) Provincial Review
Mid April - Early May (TBD)  Documents fully adopted and begin to administer.