Regional Plan Submission

To implement our vision of a fully realized, ecologically healthy Regional Park at Sandy Lake and Sackville River, we need changes to the Regional Plan in Halifax Regional Municipality. The time to request changes is now (starting March 2020). Below is our group's first submission to the stakeholder and public consultations on the Regional Plan review.

Of note: at least one developer has requested "secondary planning" for their land at Sandy Lake as a step in advancing their suburban development project next to Sandy Lake. Through the Regional Plan, our group can try to say "no" to this development.

We encourage everyone who cares about Sandy Lake and Sackville River (and nature, and outdoor recreation, and sustainable cities) to create and send in their own regional plan review submission. You can also talk to city councillors, and candidates running for city council, about your views on a good future for Sandy Lake and Sackville River. The following Coalition groups have already sent in letters supporting the requests made in the Coalition's submission:

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