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Municipal Planning

The provincial and municipal governments work together to ensure a sustainable future for Nova Scotia communities. This section outlines the roles of the province and municipalities in planning for sustainability, the requirements and expectations of the provincial government, and the challenges as well as opportunities for municipal planners and citizens alike. We provide guidelines, resources, and advice for planning healthy, vibrant communities that meet today's needs without compromising the needs of future Nova Scotians.

Statements of Provincial Interest


Learn about the statements of provincial interest, why they are important, and how they influence municipal planning.

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Planning Strategies


Land Use planning is key to sustainable communities. This section provides resources to help municipalities achieve their planning goals.

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Integrated Community Sustainability Plans


Find out about Integrated Community Sustainability Plans (ICSPs) and why each municipality is expected to prepare one.

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Climate Change


Our resource documents can help municipalities manage the impact of climate change and minimize risks.

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