Update - October 5th, 2018:

A Staff Report regarding the results of the Hemford Forest Planning Plebiscite, and possible next steps for Council's consideration, will be presented to Council at their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday October 9th, 2018. A copy of the report can be accessed via the link below, starting on page 94 of the Agenda package:

October 9 Council Agenda 

If you have questoins regarding either the Report, or the Hemford Forest Planning Plebiscite, or land use planning in the Municipality, please contact Douglas Reid at the municipal planning offices, at 902-541-1325.




*September 24th UPDATE following the September 22nd PLEBISCITE.

Please note where the Plebiscite's official results will be identified in staff's subsequent report to Council.


Eligible voters in the Hemford Firest subdivision have provided their input on whether Council should consider the adoption of land use planning regulations ("Zoning") in their community.


UNOFFICIAL results from the Plebiscite were tallied, following the close of the poll on September 22. 67.6% voted in favour ("YES") of adopting land use controls. OFFICIAL results will be released with the Staff Report.

(unofficial results) Are you in favour of Council establishing Land Use Planning (Zoning) ?

Yes - 23.

No - 11.

Total votes: 34.

Council's policy identifies that a two-thirds majority (66.6%) is required in favour of land use planning, in having the Municipality proceed to the next step in forming a new Plan Area. Staff will provide a report to Council on the Plebiscite's results, and on the process leading to it, at a later date.

An information notice will be sent out via the Hemford Forest -list serve prior to the date of staff's presentation to Council.

If you have any questions, please contact Douglas Reid, Planner, or Jeff Merrill, Director of Planning & Development Services, at the Planning Offices, at 902-541-1325.



Registered voters in the Hemford Forest subdivision will vote on whether land use planning regulations should be established for their identified community. Those identified on the List of Electors can vote on:

POLL DATE: Saturday September 22nd, 2018, 8.00AM to 7.00PM

Advance Poll dates: Thursday September 13th & Tuesday September 18, 2018, (Noon - 8.00pm)

Poll Location: Hemford Fire Hall (2121 Highway #208)

Staff hosted two information meetings on June 13th and September 5th for residents and property owners in the Hemford Forest subdivision. For those who were not in attendance, a handout provides a brief overview on the subject of land use planning / zoning.

Information Meeting Handout

If you are a local resident or a property owner within the identified subdivision, and you want to discuss with staff the potential impacts associated with land use planning in your community, please contact Douglas Reid at 902-530-3480, or via email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Updated: September 19th 2018.