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Planning & Development 

To discuss and submit applications for development permits, subdivisions, rezonings and development agreements, as well as requests for zoning letters, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 902-897-3170 for instructions on how to proceed.

Building Inspections

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Community Projects   

 Asset 10  Asset 9

Fundy Discovery Site 

Wind Turbine Development By-Law Review 

The recent acquisition of the former Palliser Restaurant and Motel property has prompted the Municipality of Colchester to explore and develop a comprehensive master plan for the site. We consider the former Palliser site to be a significant location to act as a gateway to the Bay of Fundy to promote the many and varied experiences that the Bay has to offer visitor and resident alike.

 

Explore the Fundy Discovery Site website! 

 

 

In February 2022, a motion was approved by Council to suspend future applications for large-scale wind turbine developments for a period of up to one year. Council identified four key issue areas:  

  1.  Setback distances from existing residential uses 
  2.  Turbine height limitations 
  3.  Adequacy of decommissioning requirements 
  4.  Noise generation   

The review process and survey follows will therefore focus on these areas of concern as they relate to large scale wind turbine projects.

Learn more about the review process and take the survey! 

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Debert Business Park 

Former Salmon River School Property 

Debert Business Park is one of Colchester’s greatest economic drivers and is home to over 50 diverse businesses. From manufacturing and fabrication to distribution and hospitality, Debert Business Park has the flexibility, infrastructure, and customizable solutions to support any business, on any scale. The Municipality is working to promote and develop the park and it’s many offerings; it’s central Atlantic Canada location, strategic partnership opportunities, an advanced transportation network and a vibrant and collaborative business environment.

The former Salmon River Elementary School property was acquired by the County after the school closed in 2008 and request for proposals was conducted in 2009 with none received. The property was leased to RCMP for training in 2012 and retained for potential future use by the Municipality. The school was demolished in 2017 and has been vacant for several years with some local recreational use. In 2021, the Municipality began to do some light maintenance of the property. Staff have begun an engagement process to gage community interest in the future land use of the property.

 Explore the Debert Business Park website

 Learn about the engagement process  

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Afordable Housing Study 

Carbon-Free Colchester 

The Truro and Colchester Housing Needs Project Team (the Project Team) contracted the undertaking of this study in recognition of the impact that housing insecurity has had and continues to have on the Truro-Colchester Region. The purpose of this work is to develop an understanding of the current and anticipated housing conditions within the region of Truro – Colchester. 

Read the Affordable Housing Needs & Supply Study

Carbon-Free Colchester encompasses all of the Municipality of Colchester's sustainability and climate action initiatives, including the implementation of the new Community Energy & Emissions Plan and the Municipality's Solar Colchester and Cozy Colchester programs 

Learn more about the Municipality's sustainability initiatives!

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