Application - Residential Driveways in Floodplains (42-44 Fourth Pond Road)

Tue, 2021/04/27 - 9:30am

An application has been submitted for a text amendment to the St. John’s Development Regulations.
The City has received an application for a text amendment to the St. John’s Development Regulations that would allow the development of residential driveways in a floodplain under certain conditions, where the grade of the land would not be changed. This requires amendments to Section 11.2.4 which sets out conditions for development within lands adjoining bodies of water and flood hazard areas. The proposed amendment was prompted by an application to develop a Single-detached Dwelling at 42-44 Fourth Pond Road. The proposed house would be located outside the floodplain and buffer, but the driveway would have to cross the floodplain and floodplain buffer.
Comment By
9:30 a.m. April 27, 2021
Provide your comments to the Office of the City Clerk including your name and address to or P.O. Box 908, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5M2.
Comments received become a matter of public record and are included in the Council agenda for the date a decision on the application will be made. Any identifying information (including your name) will be removed prior to your comment being released publicly.  If you are writing on behalf of a group, organization, business, etc. and wish to remain anonymous, you must indicate as such with your submission.
Collection of personal information is authorized under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 and is needed to consider your comments on this application. Questions about the collection and use of your information may be directed to the City Clerk at 709-576-8202 or
Council Decision Date
May 3, 2021
Additional Information
Notices are sent to property owners within 150 metres of the application site. For more information call 709-576-6192 or email

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