RV park for Big Pond back on council agenda – Cape Breton Post

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201894 Views

SYDNEY, N.S. — A controversial RV park and campground proposed for Big Pond Centre returns to the spotlight Wednesday at city hall.

An application to have the Cape Breton Regional Municipality’s land-use bylaw amended to allow for the development of the project was postponed last week after District 3 Coun. Esmond (Blue) Marshall told council he couldn’t continue with the process until Cape Breton’s Aboriginal communities are properly consulted on the issue.

Marshall’s stance led to Mayor Cecil Clarke to call for legal advice in regard to First Nations consultation. However, lacking the necessary information, Clarke opted to set the issue aside until Wednesday’s council session.

Ironically, the mayor excused himself from Tuesday’s budget meeting to participate in a conference call with Membertou Chief Terry Paul and Eskasoni Chief Leroy Denny in an effort to better understand the process and engagement involved in terms of considering rezoning applications.

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