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Equine therapy business clears the hurdles

By Craig Westcott/December 30, 2021

A horse training, boarding stable and equine therapy business has been cleared to ride at 110 and 110A Lawrence Pond Road.

It was among some 10 development permits and applications that came before CBS council for a vote last week during the last public meeting of 2021.

Planning committee chairman Rex Hillier recommended approval on condition the owner maintain the public right of way to the property and that storm water from the operation is managed in such a way to prevent damage to neighboring properties. Concerns about the stable’s manure composting system had been resolved, according to minutes of the planning committee meeting released after the public session of council.

“This is one that came to us just short of a year ago,” said Hillier, “and we’ve been working with the applicant since that time to bring this project to fruition. There was some involvement at the provincial level as well. Basically, they’re boarding horses and using horses for therapy as well. It’s a great operation. We just wanted to make sure that it had all its i’s dotted and t’s crossed, and we’re happy with where we are at this point in time.”

In other development news:

Council approved a variance application to reduce the frontage on land at 108-110 Garden Road in Seal Cove to allow its division into two lots. The approval is on condition the owner enter into an agreement for a sewer easement through the property.

An application to operate a pet grooming service as a home-based business at 21 Allison Road in Seal Cove was also approved. 

An application for warehousing and cold storage of merchandise for a home-based business at 303 Conception Bay Highway in Long Pond was rejected. Hillier said the proposed use is not listed among the possible home-based business categories in the Town’s regulations.

The owner of 11 Kadan Place will be allowed to build an accessory building despite it encroaching into the minimum 0.3 metre setback for an easement.

Council also approved an application for an accessory building at 52 All Saints Road, despite concerns from neighbours. Hillier recommended approval on condition that no business be allowed to operate from the 13.4m2 structure unless approved by the Town.

And an application for a 334.5 square meter accessory building in the front yard of 36 Windy Cove Lane in Manuels was also approved, without conditions.

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