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Planning Notices

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The Town of Paradise regularly issues a variety of Planning Notices (Variance Use Applications, Discretionary Use Notices, and others).

The Town Discretionary Use Policy and Accessory Building Permit Policy outline applicable guidelines, requirements and procedures. 

Town Of Paradise - Urban And Rural Planning Act - Notice Of Public Hearing
Municipal Plan Amendment #01, 2019
Development Regulations Amendment #01, 2019
St. John’s Urban Region Regional Plan Amendment #07, 2019
Paradise Town Council has adopted Municipal Plan Amendment No.1, 2019 and Development Regulations Amendment No.1, 2019 which proposes to re-designate approximately 0.86 acres of land located at 1270-1272 Topsail Road from “Open Space” to “Public”, and to change the zoning from “Conservation” to “Public Use”. The purpose of the amendments is to facilitate the development of a proposed Lodge Hall as a primary use and a Place of Worship as a secondary use. A corresponding amendment to the St. John’s Urban Region Regional Plan - SJURRP is also required for the Town to proceed with the proposed amendments. As such, SJURRP Amendment No.7, 2019 is proposed to change the regional designation at the subject site from “Restricted Development” to “Urban Development”.

In light of the COVID-19 epidemic the Minister of Environment, Climate Change, and Municipalities has temporarily waived the requirement to hold physical hearings, allowing for a review period to be undertaken by way of receiving written submissions within a 30-day time frame. During the period from March 3rd to April 2nd,Council will receive written representations or objections in relation to the Amendments as per section 18 of the Urban and Rural Planning Act, 2000. During the 30-day public review period the proposed amendments shall be on display for public viewing on the Town’s Planning Notices webpage at

Anyone wishing to make a representation shall submit a signed written statement or an email statement by 4:30 pm April 2, 2021 detailing the objection or representation. Email submissions are to be made to

Hardcopy written submissions are to be mailed to the Town Planner at the following address:

Darren Randell
Town of Paradise
28 McNamara Drive
Paradise, NL A1L 0A6
Notice of Variance Application - 17 & 25 Balsamwood Road - Reduced Lot Sizes
The Town of Paradise has received applications for reduced lot area on 2 parcels as part of a 2 lot infill subdivision on the above noted properties. The subject properties are located within the Rural Residential (RR) Use zone in which the minimum lot area is 4050 square metres. In order to permit the reduced lot areas, an approval of less than 6% variance is required for the two lots. The lot area at 17 Balsamwood Road is 3823 square metres in and the lot area at 25 Balsamwood Road is 3882 square metres. The Urban and Rural Planning Act, 2000, permits Council to consider a variance to the Regulations up to a maximum of 10 %.

This Notice is advertised in accordance with Section 3.8 of the Town of Paradise Development Regulations, 2016. Any person who wishes to comment on the proposed development is asked to contact the Town of Paradise in writing by 4:00 p.m., Thursday, March 4, 2021. Due to Covid-19 safety protocols, all correspondence must be submitted via email to

Please submit all correspondence to:
Darren Randell - Planner, Department of Planning & Protective Services
T: (709) 782 - 1400   email