Municipality ponders RV park appeal
The Cape Breton Regional Municipality is considering appealing the decision by the Utility and Review board preventing a large RV park in Big Pond.
Municipal solicitor Demetri Kachafanas says the municipality’s legal department is going through the decision to see whether there are grounds to appeal the decision to the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.
The UARB ruled in favour of residents opposed to the RV park. They complained the Ceilidh on the Lakes campground would be noisy, unsightly and could pollute the nearby Bras d’Or Lake.
Council voted 7-6 last year in favour of rezoning, to allow the first phase of the development.
The Calgary developer behind the project, Chris Skidmore, says he is “extremely disappointed” by the board’s decision, and is waiting to see how the municipality proceeds before deciding his next steps.