Planting & Vegetation

  • No tree greater than 2” in diameter may be cut without the approval of WBHL.

Note: This statement refers to living trees, and does not preclude maintenance or removal of trees which are dead. Where trees appear to be dying, or at risk of falling, or if you would like to remove healthy living trees, please contact WBHL, for a prompt response and approval as appropriate.

  • The use of alternatives to sod are encouraged.


In accordance with Policy 3.14.8 in the Applicable Development Agreement:

  • One tree must be planted for every single, semi-detached or townhouse dwelling unit; Two trees for every lot with a frontage greater than 50′
  • Trees must be indigenous to Nova Scotia and be a minimum of 5′ (1.52 m) tall and a minimum diameter of 5cm/2″.

Completion Of Landscaping

  • Landscaping and driveway areas will be completed within 6 months from the date of substantial home completion.
  • Upon the completion of landscaping, a lot grading certificate must be submitted for our review.

Shed & Fence Approvals

  • Sheds/outbuildings shall use the same exterior colours and materials as the main house, unless otherwise approved by WBHL.
  • Fences must be constructed out of acceptable materials, such as:
    • Wood (horizontal slat fences are encouraged)
    • Decorative iron fence
    • Black chain link fence
  • The use of hedges and greenery to define properties is encouraged.


  • Garbage, green and recycle bins must be shielded from view from the street by fencing, an architectural feature of the home, or vegetation/ shrubs where appropriate, unless otherwise approved.
  • Propane tanks and communications boxes should be shielded from view via vegetation or an architectural feature where possible
  • Privacy screening is encourage on decks and balconies.

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