The mayor of Pouch Cove says the town is unable to accept an application for a tiny home because it’s not in their municipal plan.
Joedy Wall was responding to an application before council for a tiny home – just 360 square feet – by Jess Puddister and Tim Ward.
Wall says the current regulations don’t allow for such a small dwelling.
He says the minimum size for their town is 840 square feet, and the current application is for less than half that size.
The mayor says amendments take time and require more than just the stroke of a pen. He’s been in contact with the Mayor of Stephenville, where tiny homes are allowed, and says that town led the charge on making the change.
He says Stephenville went through the process and amended its town plan before any development application was approved.