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.

A Public Hearing on the proposed documents (found below) will be held on June 25th, 2020. Information on participating in this meeting can be found here . Council will consider 2nd Reading and adoption of the documents on June 30th, 2020. The Staff Report for the Public Hearing and 2nd Reading can be found here .

For 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 proposed final 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 - Future Parks LUB Map 1 - Zoning LUB Map 2 - Development Constraints   LUB Map 3 - Core & Neighbourhood Areas

Other Supporting Documents: 


Current (2008) Planning Documents:


Phase III & Final 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 gives First Reading to the proposed Planning Documents - View Report
April 7th, 2020 Council received a verbal update from Staff on the status of the Plan Review process. Staff took direction on updates to the documents - Council Direction
May 19th, 2020 Council passed a motion to proceed with a virtual public hearing on June 25th, 2020 and to hold a special Council meeting on June 30th, 2020 to consider 2nd reading of the documents - Agenda Package
June 25th, 2020 Council approves the planning documents at the Public Hearing. Direct mail and communications can be found here - Poster , Mailing  & Staff Report
June 30th, 2020 Council approves planning documents at 2nd Reading - View Agenda Package
TBD Provincial review.
TBD Documents fully-adopted and Staff begin to administer.