This case was heard in the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia.
After the Chebucto Community Council of Halifax Regional Municipality (“CCC”) approved the re-zoning of a tract of land from H (Holding) to RDD (Residential Development District), the Williams Lake Conservation Company (“WLCC”) applied for judicial review of the CCC’s decision and a Court Order to quash it. Among other things, the WLCC alleged that the CCC had demonstrated a lack of procedural fairness in the way in which public consultations about the re-zoning had been carried out.
After consideration, the Court held that the CCC had not demonstrated a lack of procedural fairness, nor had it denied natural justice to the applicants. It therefore denied the WLCC’s request to have the decision quashed.
To read about this case in the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, go to Williams Lake Conservation v. Chebucto Community Council, 2004 NSCA 79 (CanLII). To read another decision related to this case, go to Williams Lake Conservation Co. v. Kimberly-Lloyd Developments Ltd., 2005 NSCA 44 (CanLII).