Notice of Application of Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2020-01 and Public Meeting of February 18, 2020

THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF LAURENTIAN VALLEY
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT
AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
 
TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to the requirements of Section 34(10.7) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, as amended, the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley advises that an application for amendment to Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 08-04-391 of the Township of Laurentian Valley has been received and was deemed to be a complete application pursuant to the requirements of the Planning Act.  AND FURTHER, TAKE NOTICE that the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley will hold a PUBLIC MEETING ON TUESDAY, February 18th, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at the Township Municipal Office at 460 Witt Road, to consider the proposed amendment to Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 08-04-391 of the Township of Laurentian Valley.  The amendment has been prepared in accordance with the provisions of Sections 34 and 36 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, as amended.
 
PURPOSE, EFFECT & LOCATION OF ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT (Application File No. Z-2020-01)
The purpose of the amendment is to rezone lands to satisfy conditions of consent approval in County of Renfrew Application for Consent File No B112/17 by rezoning the proposed severed lot to recognize the lot size and permit the keeping of several horses on a 2.9 hectare (7.16 acre) lot, in addition to its proposed use for a proposed single detached residential dwelling.  The amendment is also to rezone the retained lands which were a portion of the former CN railway line, to recognize the proposed frontage on Hawthorne Lane, the minimum lot area of 4.5 hectares for other permitted uses and to rezone it to a holding zone to require additional supporting documentation to be provided to the Township prior to any redevelopment.
 
There is currently no proposed use of the proposed retained lands that are a portion of the former active CN railway line.  The use of the holding symbol allows for the size of the retained parcel to be recognized in the zoning but places a holding symbol on the property that allows the Township to ensure that certain conditions are addressed prior to any redevelopment of the lands, subject to the provision of the underlying Agriculture (A) zone that identifies the possible permitted uses for the property.  When the Comprehensive Zoning By-law for the Township was passed it had not been contemplated that the railway lines would be removed so there was no special zoning placed on those lands.  The use of the holding symbol on the retained lands and the approval of this rezoning allows the application for consent to proceed, while at the same time providing the Township with the ability to ensure that certain required studies the would be required for the retained lands are provided prior to their redevelopment.  The principle of use of the lands for the uses permitted in the Agriculture (A) zone remains but it is subject to the conditions being established by Council resolution being addressed at a later date, prior to the removal of the holding symbol.  The conditions for removal of the holding zone will be established by Council resolution and will require the Owner of the retained lot at the time of any proposal for redevelopment to submit a Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment (ESA), along with any additional assessment required per the recommendations of the ESA and further, for the Owner to provide a Record of Site Condition for the retained lands prior to their redevelopment for a sensitive use such as residential.
The effect of the amendment is as follows: Item 1: to establish an Agriculture-Exception Twenty-Seven (A-E27) Zone with special provisions to permit the keeping of two horses on a lot with a minimum lot area of 2.9 hectares and to rezone the proposed severed lot from Agriculture (A) to Agriculture-Exception Twenty-Seven (A-E27); and Item 2: to establish an Agriculture-Exception Twenty-Eight (A-E28) Zone with special provisions to establish a minimum lot area of 4.5 hectares, a minimum lot frontage on Hawthorne Lane to correspond to the remaining lot frontage when the severance is approved and to rezone the subject lands from Agriculture to Agriculture-Exception Twenty-Eight-holding (A-E28-h).
 
The lands affected by the Amendment are located in Part of Lot 11, Concession 1, FAL, in the geographic Township of Pembroke, in the Township of Laurentian Valley, as shown on the Key Map.
 
COPIES of the proposed amendment, material provided under Section 34 (10.1) of the Planning Act and any additional information relating to the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment (Application File No. Z-2020-01), are available for inspection during regular office hours at the Township Office.  Questions related to the application should be directed to Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner.
 
ANY PERSON may attend the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the amendment aforesaid.
 
If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of Township of Laurentian Valley to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Township of Laurentian Valley before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.
 
If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to the Township of Laurentian Valley 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 (LPAT) unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.
 
Please note the following changes to the Planning Act and its Regulations:
If you wish to be notified of the decision of Township of Laurentian Valley on the proposed zoning by-law amendment, you must make a written request to Township of Laurentian Valley c/o Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner.
 
If you are receiving this notice because you are the owner of property in the area of the amendment that contains seven or more residential units, you must also post this notice in a location that is visible to all of the residents of your property.
 
Privacy Disclosure: As one of the purposes of the Planning Act is to provide for planning processes that are open and accessible, all written submissions, documents, correspondence, e-mails or other communications (including your name and address) form part of the public record and will be disclosed/made available by the Township to such persons as the Township deems appropriate, including anyone requesting such information.  Please note that by submitting any of this information, you are providing the Township with your consent to use and disclose this information as part of the planning process.
 
DATED at the Township of Laurentian Valley this 29th day of January, 2020.
 
Lauree J. Armstrong, MCIP, RPP, Township Planner, Township of Laurentian Valley
460 Witt Road, Pembroke, ON K8A 6W5; Phone: 613-735-6291; Fax: 613-735-5820