Government Expands Municipal Planning Area Boundary

Government Expands Municipal Planning Area Boundary

The Town of Conception Bay South has received confirmation that the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has approved a revision to the Town’s Municipal Planning Boundary. This change clarifies the Town’s authority to consider development applications within Long Pond Harbour from residents and businesses.

“Having a clear understanding of the Town’s jurisdiction for development considerations is very important for Council, and we are very pleased to have clarity on this matter for future development applications.” said Deputy Mayor Richard Murphy. “We would like to thank residents for their continued patience during this time, especially those with current permit requests for this area.  In addition, the Department of Municipal and Provincial Affairs have been incredibly helpful and informative during this process, and Council is very appreciative of their efforts”.

A copy of the approval is available in the June 11, 2021 edition of the Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette, and on the Town’s website.


Background Information:

Following a decision of the Eastern Newfoundland Regional Appeal Board on February 3, 2021, there was uncertainty over the Town’s authority to regulate certain developments in Long Pond. This uncertainty prevented the Town from being able to issue permits for new residential or commercial developments. Council requested clarification from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, by means of amending the Town’s Municipal Planning Area Order.

Additional concerns have been raised following the February 3, 2021 decision of the ENRAB, and the Town will continue to pursue its appeal to the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador, in an attempt to have those concerns resolved.

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