The Town of Amherst has entered into a new development agreement with Cumberland Ridge Development Corp.

The new agreement, approved during Amherst town council’s Nov. 27 monthly meeting, will enabled the developer to subdivide individual lots on Cumberland Ridge Drive and sell them to mobile home owners.

A previous development agreement, approved in 1989, only allowed the developer to lease the lots to mobile home owners.

The new development agreement still requires the developer to build streets, install services and develop a public park. All of these assets would be turned over to the town upon confirmation that town standards were met.

It also requires individual lot owners to adhere to the development agreement, the Leased-Land Community Bylaw and all other relevant town bylaws.

In addition, the new agreement says mobile homes that are more than five years old cannot be placed on the lots.

Council’s decision was reached following a public meeting that was held prior to the start of the council session. At that session, town staff recommended the new development agreement be approved.

The town’s planning advisory committee had also previously recommended the new agreement be approved.