Chronicle Herald: Community groups call for public consultation audit on HRM developments

An artist’s rendition of the 29-storey Willow Tree tower at the corner of Quinpool Road & Robie Street.

Francis Campbell

The voice of the public is not being heard or heeded in “pre-ordained” Halifax Regional Municipality development plans, several community groups say.

“The consultative process is a right of the public under the (municipal) charter so that the public is able to participate in the finalization of planning strategies,” said Peggy Cameron of the group Friends of the Common Halifax Common, one of 10 municipal societies and associations that co-signed a letter requesting the municipal auditor general conduct a review of the HRM planning department and the public engagement process. Read the story here