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Bylaw amendments to allow more sheds on residential properties in Kensington

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Kensington has moved to allow up to three accessory buildings on residential properties over three acres.

The bylaw amendment will bring Kensington into line with other P.E.I. municipalities, council heard at the June 8 council meeting. The current limit is two extra buildings.

The amendment process started after a property owner requested a permit to build a third outbuilding.

“This is not the approval of the text amendment. This is saying, ‘OK, let’s start the process’,” said Kensington Mayor Rowan Caseley.

“Down the road it will come before council for actual approval, but you have to have a public meeting on anything like this.” 

Chief administrative officer Geoff Banker said bylaw infractions took a sharp rise recently and reminds Kensington residents that permits are required before home improvements are begun.

“You need to come get a permit. It’s not an onerous process,” said Baker.

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