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TAKE NOTICE that the Council for The Corporation of the Municipality of West Nipissing passed By-law No. 2023-47 on May 16, 2023, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13. This by-law pertains to a Zoning By-law Amendment application (File No. ZBLA2021/16) to amend the Comprehensive By-law.

The purpose and effect of By-law 2023/47 is to amend Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 2014-45:

1.      Section 4.2 – Accessory Uses, Buildings and Structures: – to increase the minimum setback for accessory structures in the Rural (RU), Rural Residential (RR), Agriculture (A1) and Agriculture 2 (A2) from 1.2m to 3m.

2.      Section 4.2.11 – Storage Containers/Galvanized Steel buildings – to permit one (1) only galvanized steel accessory structures in the .R- 1 R4 zones and to permit one shipping container OR one (1) galvanized steel structure in the SR zone provided that such lot have a minimum area of 4000m(1 acre) and that such storage container or galvanized steel building be subject to the provisions of accessory structures for the SR zone.

3.      Section 4.28.1 – Temporary Uses – to permit a Storage Container or Trailer during construction, for up to one year, provided that an active building permit is in effect;

4,      Table 6.3 – Maximum Number of Dwelling Units – to include new Planning Act provisions in Residential one and Residential Two  (R1 and R2) zones and amend typographical error in Rural Residential (RR) and Shoreline Residential (SR) zones;

5.      Note (b) – Tables 9.1 and 9.2:  To amend notes in Tables 9.1 and 9.2 with respect to permitted uses in Rural (RU) zones for lots having an area less than 4 hectares.

All oral and written submission relating to the By-law were considered by Council before this decision was made.

The last date for filing a notice of appeal is June 19, 2023. Such notice of appeal must be filed with the Municipal Clerk of the Corporation of the Municipality of West Nipissing and must:

  1. be in writing;
  2. set out the reasons for the appeal;
  3. be accompanied by the Ontario Land Tribunal fee in the amount of $1,100.00, which can only be paid by certified cheque or money order made payable to the Minister of Finance, Province of Ontario.

The appeal form is available from the Ontario Land Tribunal on their website at:

Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a by-law to the Ontario Land Tribunal. A notice of appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group. However, a notice of appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or the group on its behalf.

No person or public body shall be added as a party to the hearing of the appeal unless, before the by- law was passed, the person or public body made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the Council or, in the opinion of the Ontario Land Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

Additional information is available in the Municipality of West Nipissing Planning and Building Department, 101-225 Holditch Street, Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 1T1 between the hours of 8:30AM and 4:30PM.

May 29, 2023

Melanie Ducharme, Clerk/Planner

To view or print this notice in PDF format, please use the following link:
PDF – Notice of Passing Zoning By-law 2023-47

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