September 25, 2018 / For Immediate Release

BRIDGEWATER, NOVA SCOTIA – At the September 24, 2018 Special Council meeting, Council conducted the public hearing and second reading of the Municipal Planning Strategy and Subdivision By-Law. The draft Strategy and By-Law are the result of nearly a year of research and engagement with the Planning Advisory Committee, consultants, engineers, members of the public and the development community.

“One year ago, Council initiated a process to review the Municipal Planning Strategy and Subdivision By-Law. The Planning and Advisory Committee and Council have spent a great deal of time and effort to develop a comprehensive and modern Municipal Planning Strategy and Subdivision By-Law,” said Mayor Carolyn Bolivar-Getson. “We believe these new regulations will continue to make the Municipality an attractive choice for investment and ensure that development continues, while ensuring residents to continue to have access to reasonably priced homes that can be safely serviced by emergency vehicles and waste removal vehicles.”

After the close of the public hearing, Council conducted second reading and adopted the documents. The documents will be sent to the Provincial Director of Planning to determine if they are subject to Minister’s approval. Once the Municipality hears back from the Provincial Planning Director that the Minister’s approval is not required, a notice will be published stating that the new Municipal Planning Strategy and Subdivision By-Law is in effect.

Residents can learn more and view the documents at


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