The Town of Gander Zoning Bylaw allows occupants of dwellings to conduct certain businesses from their homes. The development standards, outlined in Section II below, for home based businesses are intended to seek a balance between supporting a quiet, safe, and aesthetic residential environment while supporting the aspirations of home based entrepreneurs. Business activities which do not meet home based development standards must locate in commercial or industrial areas.
Home based businesses are permitted at the discretion of Council in all residential areas. A home based business requires that notification be sent by mail to all owners of property wholly or partially located within a distance of 50 metres of the boundary of the site and a “Notice of Discretionary Use” is to be advertised on the Town of Gander’s web site, allowing a minimum of 7 days for response. All objections are noted and referred to Council for consideration.
Home based businesses are subject to an annual taxation rate. This rate may be altered on an annual basis by the Town of Gander.
A “home based business” means an accessory use of a dwelling unit for a business which is secondary and incidental to the primary use of the dwelling as a residence, and does not change the residential character of the building or site.