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Farmers divided over land use regulations

April 22, 2009
By Gordon Delaney | The Chronicle Herald


Farmers divided over land use regulations
A controversial regulation in Kings County in Nova Scotia, that prohibits the development of farmland, is meeting with opposition, including some farmers.

April 21, 2009 – Halifax, N.S., Peter Elderkin would like to sell some of his farmland and invest the money into his large apple farm near Wolfville.

Greg Mackin wants to build a seniors home on land he owns in Upper Canard, while Gerry Fulton has been battling for years to develop farmland he owns in Weston, north of Berwick.

Unfortunately for all three men, Kings County is the only region in Eastern Canada that has stringent land-use regulations that prevent development on valuable farmland. | READ MORE



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