Planning Advisory Committee and the Southwest New Brunswick Service Commission
The Town of Saint Andrews has contracted planning and building inspection services with the Southwest New Brunswick Service Commission. This service will continue and be offered to the Wards of Bayside and Chamcook. Under the planning process, the Wards of Bayside and Chamcook will also be regulated by the Planning Advisory Committee of the Town of Saint Andrews.
The Planning Advisory Committee consists of volunteer members from the community, governed under the Community Planning Act and Town By-Laws, that act as an independent body to give views to Council on
- Proposed By-Laws or on any change to a proposed By-Law after it has been given First Reading.
- Prohibit the erection of any building or structure on any site where it would be otherwise be permitted when, in its opinion, the site is marshy, subject to flooding, excessively steep or otherwise unsuitable by virtue of its soil or topography.
- Permit or prohibit development for a temporary period not exceeding 1 year or for an additional temporary period not exceeding 1 year.
- Impose terms and conditions for a particular purpose if the purpose is so identified within the Zoning By-Law.
- Permit, subject to possible terms and conditions, a reasonable variance from the requirements of the Zoning By-Law relating to topics specified within the Community Planning Act.
- Extend the normal discontinuance period of 10 months for consideration of non-conforming use.
- Permit a structure to be repaired or restored if the property has non-conforming rights and is destroyed greater than 50%.
- Provide consent for a non-conforming use to extend into a portion of a structure constructed by the By-Law come into effect.
- Provide consent for non-conforming use to be changed to similar non-conforming use.
- If given the authority to do so, within the Subdivision By-Law, approve such access to a proposed subdivision, other than by way of a public street, that is considered advisable for the development of the land.
- If given the authority to do so, within the Subdivision By-Law, the Development Officer shall not approve a Subdivision Plan if, in the Officer's and PAC's Opinion
- The land is not suited to be the purpose for which it is intended or may not reasonably be expected to be used for that purpose within a reasonable time after the Subdivision Plan is approved or
- The proposed manner of the subdividing will prejudice the possibility of further subdividing the land or the convenient subdividing of adjoining land.
- If given the authority to do so within the Subdivision By-Law, approve the naming of streets in subdivisions.
- Permit a reasonable variance, subject to possible terms and conditions from the requirements of the Subdivision By-Law on obtaining the opinion of neighbours to proposed variances.
Upon completion of the Local Governance Reform, members of the Wards of Bayside and Chamcook will have an opportunity to sit on the Planning Advisory Committee. More information will come on the processes and how to apply.