Region of Queens Municipality

Nova Scotia, Canada

The Municipal Planning Strategy and corresponding Land Use Bylaw were adopted in 2009 after an involved planning process that involved the public. Click here for details on the process and issues and considerations that were considered.

The Municipal Planning Strategy is a legal document, setting out the strategic policy direction for our Municipality to achieve its vision for a sustainable future. The Land Use Bylaw is a regulatory document that sets out specific planning and development requirements in order to achieve the vision.

Click below for the complete texts of these two documents. If you have any questions, please contact staff in Planning and they will be happy to help you.

In 2003, Council initiated a project with the goal of establishing a Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use Bylaw covering all lands within Queens. Achieving this involved the development of a planning process that would integrate all communities within the Municipality, incorporating those who had existing planning documents with those who had none. Two simultaneous planning exercises were carried out and the information gathered was consolidated into a cohesive Region-wide Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use Bylaw.

In addition to the Land Use Bylaw, here are some other documents that you might need:

As set out in Section 12 of the Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS), both the MPS and the Land Use Bylaw (LUB) may be amended from time to time.  Council recognizes that change is continuously occurring within the Region and the planning documents need to incorporate a degree of flexibility and / or a process whereby the documents can be amended to meet the changing needs of the community.  The MPS establishes such policy upon which amendments to the planning documents can be considered.

A copy of the application for amendments to the MPS and / or LUB, as well as the process involved in a proposed amendment can be found at the link below.  This application is also utilized for requests to allow for uses permitted under a development agreement.

Amendment Application 2017


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