Region of Queens Municipality

Nova Scotia, Canada

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October 9, 2020, Liverpool, NS:  In a court decision released today, Justice Diane Rowe upheld the Municipality’s interpretation of its Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use Bylaw that prohibits multiple recreational vehicles (RV’s) and/or travel trailers on a property.

For more than a year, there has been an ongoing dispute between the Municipality and owners of a property in Labelle, Queens County, concerning whether or not they are allowed to use the property for multiple RV’s. Evidence presented before the court earlier this week noted that there have been times when more than 5 RV’s have been on the property in question leading the Municipality to enforce the provisions of its Land Use Bylaw which prohibit campgrounds in the Seasonal (R7) Zone.  

As a result of today’s decision, the Municipality will be obtaining an Order of the Court requiring removal of offending RV’s and travel trailers within 15 days of the date of the Order and restraining the owners from a repetition of the offence in the future.