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An artist’s rendering of the proposed Big Pond RV park.

Councillors in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality have narrowly voted in favour of rezoning land for a controversial RV park in Nova Scotia.

Many people in the tiny community have campaigned against the development, citing concerns about increased noise and traffic, and effects on their wells and on the nearby Bras d’Or Lake, according to CBC News.

At the moment, the municipality’s zoning bylaws do not permit RV parks in rural areas.

Developer Chris Skidmore wants to build such a park, one that could eventually accommodate more than 540 RVs. The first phase would involve 211 RV sites, but the issue is far from decided.

The developer must still get provincial approval for the project to address any concerns about environmental effects and increased traffic.

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