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West Nipissing Planning Advisory Committee

TAKE NOTICE that the West Nipissing Planning Advisory Committee will hold a virtual public meeting in order to consider proposed amendments to Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 2014-45 under Section 34 of the Planning Act, RSO 1990.

AND TAKE NOTICE that the virtual meeting will be considered a public meeting, however; due to public health concerns regarding COVID-19, physical attendance is not permitted.

This meeting will be live-streamed on our Youtube channel.  In addition, anyone wishing to make oral representation may participate in the virtual public meeting by clicking on the link included below or by dialling in using the telephone number and access code below.

Meeting Date and Time: December 13, 2021, at 6 p.m.


To watch the meeting live

To make an oral representation

Telephone number: 1 647 558 0588
Meeting ID: 265 014 1204
Passcode: 654321


THE FOLLOWING IS A SUMMARY OF THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS, the complete text of which can be viewed by clicking here.

  1. SECTION 4.1 – ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT

PURPOSE: to permit Detached Accessory dwellings in the SR (Shoreline Residential), RR (Rural Residential) and RU (Rural) zones.

EFFECT: detached accessory dwellings will be permitted in certain zones where lot requirements can be met.  The Planning Act includes affordable housing as a matter of provincial interest to be considered by local planning authorities when carrying out their responsibilities under the Act.    It is appropriate to consider regulations to permit second dwellings in the Shoreline Residential (SR), Rural Residential (RR) and Rural (RU) zones. 

  1. SECTION 4.2 – ACCESSORY USES, BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES

PURPOSE: to increase the required setback of Accessory Structures on lands in the Rural Residential (RR), Rural (RU), Agriculture One (A1) and Agriculture Two (A2) (Rural Residential) Zones from 1.2m to 4.5m.

EFFECT: accessory Structures in the Rural Residential (RR), Rural (RU), Agriculture One (A1) and Agriculture Two (A2) will be required to be set back from any lot line a minimum of 4.5m.

  1. SECTION 4.2.11 – STORAGE CONTAINERS

PURPOSE: to remove the prohibition of Storage Containers in the SR (Shoreline Residential) Zone.

EFFECT: storage Containers would be permitted to be used as Accessory Structures in the Shoreline Residential (SR) zone, subject to the provisions of Section 4.2.


4. SECTION 4.22.1(d) PROHIBITED USES/ACTIVITIES

PURPOSE: to remove the Shoreline Residential (SR) zone from the zones in which galvanized steel structures are prohibited.

EFFECT: galvanized steel accessory structures would be permitted in the Shoreline Residential zone, subject to the provisions of 4.2, above. 

  1. SECTION 4.28.1 – CONSTRUCTION:

PURPOSE: to amend the scope of permitted temporary buildings/structures during construction to include a storage container (Sea Can).

EFFECT: storage containers would be permitted to be placed temporarily on properties in zones where they are typically prohibited for the purpose of storage on a property in which construction. The provision will require that such containers are permitted only for the period of the open building permit.

  1. Table 9.1 and 9.2 PERMITTED USES AND ACCESSORY USES IN AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL ZONES

PURPOSE: to amend Note (b) for consistency with Table 9.3

EFFECT: to bring conflicting paragraphs into consistency.  Minimum RU lot size was changed in 2017 from 10 Ha to 4 Ha, however; the Notes in Tables 9.1 and 9.2 were not updated.

ANY PERSON may attend the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed Zoning By-law amendment.

PUBLIC ADVISORY

(i) If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Municipality of West Nipissing to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to (name of municipality or planning board) before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.

(ii) If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to the Municipality of West Nipissing before the by-law is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

IF YOU WISH to be notified of the decision of the Committee and possible Municipal Board Hearing in respect to the proposed zoning amendment, you must make a written request to the Municipality of West Nipissing c/o Melanie Ducharme at 225 Holditch Street, Suite 101, Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, P2B 1T1.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION related to the proposed Zoning By-law amendment is available during regular hours at the Municipal Office at 225 Holditch Street, Sturgeon Falls.

DATED at the Municipality of West Nipissing this 18th day of November 2021.

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