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Zoning By-Law Amendment – Green Energy Development


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Public Notice is hereby given that the Common Council of The City of Saint John intends to consider amending the Zoning By-Law of The City of Saint John at its regular meeting to be held in the Council Chamber on Monday, October 21, 2019.


The Zoning By-Law of The City of Saint John enacted on the fifteenth day of December, A.D., 2014 is amended by:

  1. Amending Section 3.1 by amending the following definitions:

    1. “Green Energy Development”

    2. “Solar Collector System”

    3. “Solar Energy Development”

  2. Amending Section 14.11 Green Energy (GE) Zone by making the following amendments:

  1. In Section 14.11(3) Zone Standards: Setbacks, amending the minimum separation distance of any habitable building external:

    1. i. 100 metres from a solar collector system;

  2. In Section 14.11(5) Zone Standards: Screening, amending the requirements by replacing a) and b) with the following:

    1. a) A treed or earthen berm shall be in place prior to the operation of a solar energy development when abutting a residential lot or public road.

    2. b) When a treed or earthen berm is provided, the height shall be at least 2 metres.

  3. Removing Section 14.11(11) Decommissioning & Site Rehabilitation.

The proposed by-law may be inspected by any interested person at the office of the Common Clerk, City Hall, 15 Market Square, Saint John, NB between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, inclusive, holidays excepted.


The proposed amendment to the Zoning By-Law of The City of Saint John may be read in summary only if no member of Council objects. 


Jonathan Taylor, Common Clerk

(506) 658-2862

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