Mount Lorne residents express views on lot sizes

Hamlet residents have recently completed a survey asking them how they would like to have their large lots subdivided for future development.

Hamlet residents have recently completed a survey asking them how they would like to have their large lots subdivided for future development. The survey asked two questions. First, it asked if residents wanted the minimum lot size reduced from six hectares to two or three hectares. It then asked if residents wanted owners to only be able to divide their properties once, or multiple times.

The results of this survey will be considered in making zoning regulations for the area, said Judy Linton, land use planner with Energy, Mines and Resources.

Out of the 151 surveys the department mailed out, 106 were returned. The majority of residents were in favour of lots being reduced to three hectares. Residents also supported lot owners only being allowed to subdivide their property once.

This means between 89 and 94 new lots could be created if every eligible property owner created a new lot on their property, said Linton.

The community has been considering changes that would allow for subdivision for the last couple of years. Cabinet needs to approve any changes before final plans are made, said Linton.