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Masstown Marsh Body Land Use Regulations made under clause 14(e) of the
Agricultural Marshland Conservation Act
S.N.S. 2000, c. 22
N.S. Reg. 161/2003 (May 12, 2003)
1 These regulations may be cited as the Masstown Marsh Body Land Use Regulations.
2 (1) No person is permitted to construct works or use or develop lands within, on, or affecting the Masstown Marsh marshland sections in any way that is not conducive to and in conformity with sound agricultural purposes and practices.
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), uses and activities deemed to be conducive to and in conformity with sound agricultural purposes and practices include the following:
(a) the tilling of soil;
(b) the planting and harvesting of crops;
(c) the growing of grains and forage crops for livestock feed;
(d) the growing of grass and legume crops;
(e) the growing of food crops for human consumption;
(f) the spreading of manure;
(g) the spreading of commercial (chemical) and natural fertilizer;
(h) the spreading of limestone;
(i) pest and weed control;
(j) pre-existing, non-conforming uses, only where and as they presently exist, including, but not limited, to sewage treatment and lagoons, remote controlled airplane clubs, and light industrial parks.
(3) For the purposes of subsection (1), works, uses or developments that are not permitted, include the following:
(a) land-fill sites or dumps of any kind;
(b) recreational activities of any kind;
(c) residential or commercial structures;
(d) drilled wells;
(e) sewage treatment plants or lagoons;
(f) industrial structures or uses;
(g) ponds for non-agricultural uses;
(h) top soil and sod removal.