The following notices are the current Planning Applications in process with the Township of Laurentian Valley. They are provided on this website as a courtesy as an addition to meeting the statutory requirements for notice under the Planning Act.

Ongoing Notices

Z2024-01 Notice of Zoning By-Law Amendment Application and Public Meeting of March 5, 2024
The Corporation the Township of Laurentian Valley
Notice of Application of 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.  The Township of Laurentian Valley will hold a Public Meeting on March 5th, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. 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 (15) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, as amended. 

The public meeting will be held in-person at the Township Municipal Office at 460 Witt Road, and there are also opportunities provided to watch the meeting on YouTube. There also remains an opportunity to provide verbal comments by attending electronically through ZOOM but you must contact the Township Office ahead of time to connect through ZOOM.  Comments, concerns or support for the application, may also be submitted in writing prior to the meeting, so that they can be considered by council prior to a decision being made on the application.

 

Purpose, Effect & Location of Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2024-01

The purpose of the amendment is to satisfy a condition of consent for County of Renfrew Consent Application File No B61/22 by rezoning the proposed retained lot to allow for the construction of a residential dwelling. There is an existing single detached dwelling on the proposed severed lot.  

The effect of the amendment is to establish the Rural-Exception Ninety (RU-E90) zone to reduce the minimum setback for new dwelling from 150 metres to 95 metres from the Extractive Mineral Reserve (EMR) zone. The amendment would also rezone the subject lands from “Rural (RU)” to “Rural-Exception Ninety (RU-E90)”.

The subject lands are located on Achray Road within Part Lot 29, Concession 16, geographic Township of Alice, in the Township of Laurentian Valley and is the proposed retained from a parcel where the severed lot is the parcel known municipally as 121 Achray Road.

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 File No. Z2024-01 are available for inspection at the Township Office during regular office hours, or by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 or by emailing asiebarth@lvtownship.ca quoting File No. Z2024-01.   Arrangements will be made for you to view or be provided with copies of any supporting materials.  Additional information may also be posted on the Township website.

Questions related to the application should be directed to Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner or Angela Siebarth, Planning Technician. 

Any person may participate in the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed amendment.  You are strongly encouraged to contact the Township if you have any questions and either provide written or verbal comments to Township Staff prior to the Public Meeting, even if you intend to provide verbal comments at the Public Meeting.  If you wish to participate in the public meeting electronically, you must contact either Angela Siebarth, Planning Technician, or Lori Dennis, Deputy Clerk, at 613-735-6291 to register to attend electronically by no later than 12:00 noon on March 5th, 2024.

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Township of Laurentian Valley to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) 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 Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

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 at the mailing address below or by email at asiebarth@lvtownship.ca

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 14th day of February, 2024.

 

Official Plan Amendment No. 19 (OP2023-01) and Zoning By-Law Amendment Z2023-14 Notice of Public Meeting of February 20, 2024
The Corporation the Township of Laurentian Valley
Notice of Public Meeting for Application for Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments

Take Notice that the Township of Laurentian Valley will hold a Public Meeting on Tuesday February 20th, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. to consider the proposed amendments to the Official Plan and Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 08-04-391 of the Township of Laurentian Valley. The amendments have been prepared in accordance with the provisions of Sections 16.(3),17, 21, 22, 34, and 36 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, as amended. 

The public meeting will be held in-person at the Township Municipal Office at 460 Witt Road, and there will also be opportunities provided to watch the meeting on YouTube. There will also remain an opportunity to provide verbal comments by attending electronically through ZOOM but you must contact the Township Office ahead of time to connect through ZOOM.  Comments, concerns or support for the application, may also be submitted in writing prior to the meeting, so that they can be considered by Council prior to a decision being made on the applications.

Purpose and Effect of Amendments

Item 1: Official Plan Amendment Number 19 (OPA No. 19) - File No. O2023-01

The purpose of proposed OPA No. 19 is to redesignate lands to permit the use of the lands for a quarry and associated uses. A concurrent application for Licence under the Aggregate Resources Act (ARA) has been filed with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and a separate public consultation process has already been initiated per the requirements of the Province under the ARA.

The effect of the amendment is to redesignate lands from Rural to Mineral Aggregate Resource.

A concurrent application for zoning by-law amendment Z2023-14 has also been filed as described below.

Item 2: Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2023-14

The purpose of the amendment is to rezone lands to permit the use of the subject lands for a quarry and associated uses including the reblending of recycled asphalt and other materials.

The effect of the amendment is to rezone lands from Rural (RU) to Extractive Industrial-Exception-Seven-holding (EM-E7-h) and establish exception provisions to permit the reblending of recycled asphalt and other materials for resale as an accessory use to a quarry.

The principle of development will be established by the rezoning and the holding symbol would remain in place until the Official Plan Amendment is finalized, the approvals from MNRF related to the application for licence are finalized, an Agreement is entered into with the Township for the extension of Dicks Road and any additional items identified by Council resolution as a condition for removal of the holding symbol are met.

 

Location of Amendments

The lands affected by the Amendments are located within Part Lot 12, Concession 3, in the geographic Township of Stafford, in the Township of Laurentian Valley, as shown on the Key Map. The lands are on a currently unopened portion of Township Road Allowance that connects to Dicks Road. Access to the property is proposed to be through an extension of Dicks Road.

Copies of the proposed amendments, material provided under Sections 22 (6.4) and 34 (10.1) of the Planning Act and any additional information relating to the proposed Official Plan Amendment Number 19 (OPA No. 19) - File No. O2023-01 and Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2023-14, are available for inspection at the Township Office during regular office hours, or by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 or by emailing asiebarth@lvtownship.ca quoting File Nos. O2023-01 and Z2023-14. A range of studies and the ARA site plans have been filed in support of the complete applications and are available for viewing at the Township office. Additional information may also be posted on the Township website.

Questions related to the application should be directed to Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner or Angela Siebarth, Planning Technician. 

Any person may participate in the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed amendments.  You are strongly encouraged to contact the Township if you have any questions and either provide written or verbal comments to Township Staff prior to the Public Meeting, even if you intend to provide verbal comments at the Public Meeting.  If you wish to participate in the public meeting electronically, you must contact either Angela Siebarth, Planning Technician, or Lori Dennis, Deputy Clerk, at 613-735-6291 to register to attend electronically by no later than 12:00 noon on February 20th, 2024.

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Township of Laurentian Valley to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) 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 Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

If you wish to be notified of the decision of Township of Laurentian Valley on the proposed Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment, you must make a written request to Township of Laurentian Valley c/o Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner at the mailing address below or by email at asiebarth@lvtownship.ca 

If you are receiving this notice because you are the owner of property in the area of the amendments 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 31st day of January, 2024.

 

 

Zoning By-Law Amendment Z2023-15 Notice of Passing
Form 1
Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13 as Amended
Notice of Passing of Zoning By-Law by
The Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley

Take notice that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley passed By-Law No. 2024-01-001 on the 23rd day of January, 2024, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13.

 

Purpose, Effect & Location of Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2023-15

The purpose of the amendment is to rezone a proposed severed lot to allow for the creation of a new residential lot and permit the construction of a residential dwelling with reduced setbacks to lands zoned to recognize aggregate resources and implement the recommendations of an Aggregate Impact Assessment Report submitted in support of the Application for Consent and Application for Zoning By-law Amendment.

The rezoning is required to satisfy a condition of consent approval issued for County of Renfrew Consent Application File No. B228/22.

The effect of the amendment is to establish a Rural-Exception Eighty-Nine (RU-E89) zone with special provisions provide for a minimum setback for a residential dwelling of 100 metres from lands zoned Extractive Industrial Reserve (EMR); a minimum front yard depth and southern interior side yard width of 30 metres. The amendment would also rezone the subject lands from “Rural (RU)” to “Rural – Exception Eighty-Nine (RU-E89)”.

The lands affected by the Amendment are lands known municipally as 3501 Doran Rd (County Road No. 26), within Part Lot 20, Concession 6, in the geographic Township of Alice, in the Township of Laurentian Valley, as shown on the Key Map.

 

Effect of Public Consultation on Decision

No written or oral submissions were received from members of the public during the public consultation process.

And further, take notice that that any individual, corporation or public body may appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) in respect of the By-law by filing no later than 4:00 p.m. on the 15th day of February, 2024, a notice of appeal with the Clerk of the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley, which must set out the reasons for the appeal and must be accompanied by the fee by certified cheque or money order, in the amount of $1100.00 (or $400 if the Appellant is a private citizen or eligible community group if a Request for Reduction Form is also filed at the time of Appeal and the Reduction Request is granted). The appeal must also be accompanied by the completed OLT appeal form.  If you wish to appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT), the Appeal Form and Appeal Fee Reduction Request Form are available from the Tribunal website at https://olt.gov.on.ca/appeals-process/forms/ or by contacting the Township if you do not have access to the internet.

A copy 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, are available for inspection at the Township office or by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 during regular office hours referencing Application File No. Z2023-15.  Questions related to the application should be directed to Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner or Angela Siebarth, Planning Technician.

Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a by-law to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT).  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 Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

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 26th day of January, 2024.

 

Notice of Application Official Plan Amendment No. 19 (OP2023-01) and Zoning By-Law Amendment Z2023-14 

The Corporation the Township of Laurentian Valley 
Notice of Applications for Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment

Take Notice that pursuant to the requirements of Sections 22(6.4) and 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 concurrent applications for amendment to both the Official Plan of the Township of Laurentian Valley and Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 08-04-391 of the Township of Laurentian Valley have been received and were deemed to be complete applications pursuant to the requirements of the Planning Act.

A further notice will be issued providing details of the public meeting that will be required for the Applications. The nature of the applications is summarized as follows:

Item 1: Official Plan Amendment #19 File No. O2023-01

Purpose and Effect

The purpose of the amendment is to redesignate lands to permit the use of the lands for a quarry and associated uses. A concurrent application for Licence under the Aggregate Resources Act (ARA) has been filed with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and a separate public consultation process has already been initiated per the requirements of the Province under the ARA.

The effect of the amendment is to redesignate lands from Rural to Mineral Aggregate Resource.

A concurrent application for zoning by-law amendment has also been filed as described below.

Item 2: Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2023-14

Purpose and Effect

The purpose of the amendment is to rezone lands to permit the use of the subject lands for a quarry and associated uses.

The effect of the amendment is to rezone lands from Rural (RU) to Extractive Industrial-Exception-Seven-holding (EM-E7-h) and establish exception provisions and conditions for removal of the holding zone.

Location

The lands affected by the Amendments are located within Part Lot 12, Concession 3, in the geographic Township of Stafford, in the Township of Laurentian Valley, as shown on the Key Map. The lands are on a currently unopened portion of Township Road Allowance that connects to Dicks Road.

Copies of the proposed amendments, material provided under Sections 22 (4), 22(5), 34 (10.1) and 34(10.2) of the Planning Act and any additional information relating to the proposed Official Plan Amendment No. 19 (File No. O2023-01) and Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2023-14 are available for inspection at the Township Office during regular office hours, or by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 or by emailing asiebarth@lvtownship.ca quoting File Nos. O2023-01 and Z2023-14.   Arrangements will be made for you to view or be provided with copies of any supporting materials. Additional information may also be posted on the Township website.

Questions related to the application should be directed to Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner or Angela Siebarth, Planning Technician. 

If you are receiving this notice because you are the owner of property in the area of the amendments 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 21st day of December, 2023.

 

 

 

 

Z2023-15 Notice of Zoning By-Law Amendment Application and Public Meeting of January 9, 2024

The Corporation the Township of Laurentian Valley
Notice of Application of 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.  The Township of Laurentian Valley will hold a Public Meeting on January 9th, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. 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 (15) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, as amended. 

The public meeting will be held in-person at the Township Municipal Office at 460 Witt Road, and there will also be opportunities provided to watch the meeting on YouTube. There will also remain an opportunity to provide verbal comments by attending electronically through ZOOM but you must contact the Township Office ahead of time to connect through ZOOM.  Comments, concerns or support for the application, may also be submitted in writing prior to the meeting, so that they can be considered by Council prior to a decision being made on the application.

Purpose, Effect & Location of Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2023-15

The purpose of the amendment is to rezone a proposed severed lot to allow for the creation of a new residential lot and permit the construction of a residential dwelling with reduced setbacks to lands zoned to recognize aggregate resources and implement the recommendations of an Aggregate Impact Assessment Report submitted in support of the Application for Consent and Application for Zoning By-law Amendment.

The rezoning is required to satisfy a condition of consent approval issued for County of Renfrew Consent Application File No. B228/22.

The effect of the amendment is to establish a Rural-Exception Eighty-Nine (RU-E89) zone with special provisions provide for a minimum setback for a residential dwelling of 100 metres from lands zoned Extractive Industrial Reserve (EMR); a minimum front yard depth and southern interior side yard width of 30 metres. The amendment would also rezone the subject lands from “Rural (RU)” to “Rural – Exception Eighty-Nine (RU-E89)”.

The lands affected by the Amendment are lands known municipally as 3501 Doran Rd (County Road No. 26), within Part Lot 20, Concession 6, in the geographic Township of Alice, 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 File No. Z2023-15 are available for inspection at the Township Office during regular office hours, or by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 or by emailing asiebarth@lvtownship.ca quoting File No. Z2023-15.   Arrangements will be made for you to view or be provided with copies of any supporting materials.  Additional information may also be posted on the Township website.

Questions related to the application should be directed to Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner or Angela Siebarth, Planning Technician. 

Any person may participate in the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed amendment.  You are strongly encouraged to contact the Township if you have any questions and either provide written or verbal comments to Township Staff prior to the Public Meeting, even if you intend to provide verbal comments at the Public Meeting.  If you wish to participate in the public meeting electronically, you must contact either Angela Siebarth, Planning Technician, or Lori Dennis, Deputy Clerk, at 613-735-6291 to register to attend electronically by no later than 12:00 noon on January 9th, 2024.

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Township of Laurentian Valley to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) 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 Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

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 at the mailing address below or by email at asiebarth@lvtownship.ca

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 20th day of December, 2023.

 

Key Map of Subject Property

 

 

Zoning Bylaw Amendment Z2023-12 Notice of Passing

Form 1
Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13 as Amended
Notice of Passing of Zoning By-Law by
The Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley

Take notice that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley passed By-Law No. 2023-10-056 on the 17th day of October, 2023, under Sections 34 and 36 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13.

Purpose, Effect & Location of Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2023 12

The purpose of the amendment is to rezone lands to permit the use of an enclosed portion of an existing building for a blacksmith workshop and store. The Applicant has provided additional information in the form of an Environmental Noise Assessment Report and Final Compatibility Mitigation Study, Air Quality (Dust And Odour).

 

The effect of the amendment is to establish a Highway Commercial-Exception Thirty (HC-E30) zone with special provisions to allow a “Blacksmith Shop and Store” within a completely enclosed portion of an existing building with a maximum floor area of 325.15 square metres, as a permitted use on lands zoned HC-E30. The amendment will also add a new definition of the proposed use as follows: “A “BLACKSMITH SHOP AND STORE” shall mean a building or structure where a blacksmith tradesperson carries on the trade of blacksmithing, including the retail sale of products produced or crafted in the shop and may also include instructional classes and/or workshops. The use of coal fired forges shall not be permitted.”  The amendment would also rezone the subject lands from “Highway Commercial (HC)” to “Highway Commercial – Exception Thirty-holding (HC-E30-h)”.

The holding symbol will be used in order to establish the principle of development subject to certain matters being addressed in the site plan agreement which will be a condition for removal of the holding symbol. These conditions include implementation of recommendations set out in the two supporting studies, hours of operations (use of equipment to cease by 9:00 pm) and the entering into to an amended site plan agreement.

The lands affected by the Amendment are lands known municipally as 1043 Pembroke Street East (Highway 148), described as Part 1 on Plan 49R-9844, Part of Spring Street on Plan 26 and Part 3 on 49R-8995, within Part Lot 24, Concession 2, FAL, in the geographic Township of Pembroke, in the Township of Laurentian Valley, as shown on the Key Map.

Effect of Public Consultation on Decision

Written and oral submissions received from members of the public during the public consultation process were considered in the decision and revisions were made to the By-law prior to the second public meeting. The Applicant also provided additional supporting studies. A holding symbol was also added with conditions for removal of the holding symbol to implement recommendations of the studies and other matters.

And further, take notice that that any individual, corporation or public body may appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) in respect of the By-law by filing no later than 4:00 p.m. on the 8th day of November, 2023, a notice of appeal with the Clerk of the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley, which must set out the reasons for the appeal and must be accompanied by the fee by certified cheque or money order, in the amount of $1100.00 (or $400 if the Appellant is a private citizen or eligible community group if a Request for Reduction Form is also filed at the time of Appeal and the Reduction Request is granted).  The appeal must also be accompanied by the completed OLT appeal form.  If you wish to appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT), the Appeal Form and Appeal Fee Reduction Request Form are available from the Tribunal website at https://olt.gov.on.ca/appeals-process/forms/ or by contacting the Township if you do not have access to the internet.

A copy 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, are available for inspection at the Township office or by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 during regular office hours referencing Application File No. Z2023-12.  Questions related to the application should be directed to Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner or Navada Sargent, Planning & Recreation Coordinator.

Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a by-law to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT).  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 Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

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 19th day of October, 2023.

Key map of Zoning by-law amendment file no. Z2023-12.

Zoning Bylaw Amendment Z2023-12 Notice of Second Public Meeting of October 17, 2023
The Corporation the Township of Laurentian Valley
Notice of Application of Zoning By-law Amendment and Notice of Public Meeting

Take Notice that Township of Laurentian Valley will hold a Second Public Meeting on October 17th, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. 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. 

The public meeting will be held in-person at the Township Municipal Office at 460 Witt Road, and there will also opportunities provided to watch the meeting on YouTube. There will also remain an opportunity to provide verbal comments by attending electronically through ZOOM but you must contact the Township Office ahead of time to connect through ZOOM.  Comments, concerns or support for the application, may also be submitted in writing prior to the meeting, so that they can be considered by council prior to a decision being made on the application.

Purpose, Effect & Location of Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2023 12

The purpose of the amendment is to rezone lands to permit the use of an enclosed portion of an existing building for a blacksmith workshop and store. The Applicant has provided additional information in the form of an Environmental Noise Assessment Report and Final Compatibility Mitigation Study, Air Quality (Dust And Odour).

The effect of the amendment is to establish a Highway Commercial-Exception Thirty (HC-E30) zone with special provisions to allow a “Blacksmith Shop and Store” within a completely enclosed portion of an existing building with a maximum floor area of 325.15 square metres, as a permitted use on lands zoned HC-E30. The amendment will also add a new definition of the proposed use as follows: “A “BLACKSMITH SHOP AND STORE” shall mean a building or structure where a blacksmith tradesperson carries on the trade of blacksmithing, including the retail sale of products produced or crafted in the shop and may also include instructional classes and/or workshops. The use of coal fired forges shall not be permitted.”  The amendment would also rezone the subject lands from “Highway Commercial (HC)” to “Highway Commercial – Exception Thirty-holding (HC-E30-h)”.

The holding symbol will be used in order to establish the principle of development subject to certain matters being addressed in the site plan agreement which will be a condition for removal of the holding symbol.

The lands affected by the Amendment are lands known municipally as 1043 Pembroke Street East (Highway 148), described as Part 1 on Plan 49R-9844, Part of Spring Street on Plan 26 and Part 3 on 49R-8995, within Part Lot 24, Concession 2, 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 File No. Z2023 12, are available for inspection at the Township Office during regular office hours, or by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 or by emailing nsargent@lvtownship.ca quoting File No. Z2023 12.   Arrangements will be made for you to view or be provided with copies of any supporting materials.  Additional information may also be posted on the Township website.

Questions related to the application should be directed to Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner or Navada Sargent, Planning & Recreation Coordinator. 

Any person may participate in the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed amendment.  You are strongly encouraged to contact the Township if you have any questions and either provide written or verbal comments to Township Staff prior to the Public Meeting, even if you intend to provide verbal comments at the Public Meeting.  If you wish to participate in the public meeting electronically, you must contact either Navada Sargent, Planning & Recreation Coordinator, or Lori Dennis, Deputy Clerk, at 613-735-6291 to register to attend electronically by no later than 12:00 noon on October 17th, 2023.

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Township of Laurentian Valley to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) 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 Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

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 at the mailing address below or by email at nsargent@lvtownship.ca   

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 10th day of October, 2023.

Key map of Zoning by-law amendment file no. Z2023-12.


Z2023 10 Notice of Passing for Zoning By-law Amendment

Form 1
Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13 as Amended
Notice of Passing of Zoning By-Law by
The Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley

Take notice that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley passed By-Law No. 2023-07-045 on the 25th day of July, 2023, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13.

Purpose, Effect & Location of Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2023 10

The purpose of the amendment is to add an exception to allow for the increase in height of a non-conforming dwelling that was legally constructed prior to the existing Zoning By-law being in effect, in order to allow the raising of existing dwellings located in the Ottawa River flood plain to the applicable flood plain design elevation.

The effect of the amendment is to add an additional exception provision to Section 3.18 (c) Non-Conforming Provisions of the General Provisions section of the Zoning By-law. A Key Map is not provided as the amendment is to the text of a General Provision that applies to all applicable lands in the Township of Laurentian Valley.

Effect of Public Consultation on Decision

No written or oral submissions were received from members of the public during the public consultation process.

And further, take notice that that any individual, corporation or public body may appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) in respect of the By-law by filing no later than 4:00 p.m. on the 17th day of August, 2023, a notice of appeal with the Clerk of the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley, which must set out the reasons for the appeal and must be accompanied by the fee by certified cheque or money order, in the amount of $1100.00 (or $400 if the Appellant is a private citizen or eligible community group if a Request for Reduction Form is also filed at the time of Appeal and the Reduction Request is granted).  The appeal must also be accompanied by the completed OLT appeal form.  If you wish to appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT), the Appeal Form and Appeal Fee Reduction Request Form are available from the Tribunal website at https://olt.gov.on.ca/appeals-process/forms/ or by contacting the Township if you do not have access to the internet.

A copy of the proposed amendment, material provided under Section 34 of the Planning Act and any additional information relating to the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment, are available for inspection at the Township office or by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 during regular office hours referencing Application File No. Z2023-10.  Questions related to the application should be directed to Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner or Navada Sargent, Planning & Recreation Coordinator.

Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a by-law to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT).  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 Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

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 28th day of July, 2023.

Z2023 11 Notice of Passing for Zoning By-law Amendment
Form 1
Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13 as Amended
Notice of Passing of Zoning By-Law by
The Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley

Take notice that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley passed By-Law No. 2023-07-046 on the 25th day of July, 2023, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13.

Purpose, Effect & Location of Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2023 11
The purpose of the amendment is to rezone lands to permit the construction of a single detached residential dwelling closer to lands zoned Extractive Industrial Reserve (EMR) than the general provisions of the Zoning By-law currently permit.  The subject lot is an existing 4046.86 square metre (1 acre) lot of record where it would not be possible to construct a dwelling and meet the minimum setback from EMR.
The effect of the amendment is to establish a Rural-Exception Eighty-Eight (RU-E88) zone with special provisions which permit a single detached dwelling to be constructed with a minimum setback of 22 metres from an Extractive Industrial Reserve (EMR) zone. The amendment would also rezone the subject lands from “Rural (RU)” to “Rural-Exception Eight-Eight (RU-E88)”.

The lands affected by the Amendment are on Part 1 of 49R-7536, within Part Lot 1, Conc. 8, geographic Township of Alice, in the Township of Laurentian Valley, as shown on the Key Map. 

Effect of Public Consultation on Decision
No written or oral submissions were received from members of the public during the public consultation process. 
And further, take notice that that any individual, corporation or public body may appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) in respect of the By-law by filing no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, the 16th day of August, 2023, a notice of appeal with the Clerk of the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley, which must set out the reasons for the appeal and must be accompanied by the fee by certified cheque or money order, in the amount of $1100.00 (or $400 if the Appellant is a private citizen or eligible community group if a Request for Reduction Form is also filed at the time of Appeal and the Reduction Request is granted).  The appeal must also be accompanied by the completed OLT appeal form.  If you wish to appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT), the Appeal Form and Appeal Fee Reduction Request Form are available from the Tribunal website at https://olt.gov.on.ca/appeals-process/forms/ or by contacting the Township if you do not have access to the internet.
A copy 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, are available for inspection at the Township office or by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 during regular office hours referencing Application File No. Z2023-11.  Questions related to the application should be directed to Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner or Navada Sargent, Planning & Recreation Coordinator.
Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a by-law to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT).  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 Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

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 27th day of July, 2023.

Key map of Zoning by-law amendment file no. Z2023-11.
 Z2023 03 Zoning Bylaw Amendment Notice of Second Public Meeting of July 25, 2023
The Corporation the Township of Laurentian Valley
Notice of Second Public Meeting for Zoning By-law Amendment

Take Notice that the Township of Laurentian Valley will hold a second Public Meeting on July 25, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. at the Township Municipal Office located at 460 Witt Road to further consider a proposed amendment to Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 08-04-391 of the Township of Laurentian Valley.  The statutory public meeting was held on April 18, 2023 and as a decision was not made at that time, a second public meeting is now being held. The amendment has been prepared in accordance with the provisions of Sections 34 (15) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, as amended. 

The public meeting will be held at the Township Municipal Office at 460 Witt Road, and there will also opportunities provided to watch the meeting on YouTube.  In person attendance will be allowed at this meeting and there will also remain an opportunity to provide verbal comments by attending electronically through ZOOM but you must contact the Township Office ahead of time to connect through ZOOM.  Comments, concerns or support for the application, may also be submitted in writing prior to the meeting, so that they can be considered by council prior to a decision being made on the application.

Purpose, Effect & Location of Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2023 03

The purpose of the amendment is to add short term accommodation as a permitted use of an existing single detached residential dwelling to permit the owners to also rent the dwelling building out for recreational vacation short term accommodation.

The effect of the amendment is to establish a definition in the zoning by-law for “short term accommodation”; establish a Residential One-Exception Forty-Four (R1-E44) zone with special exception provisions to also permit the use of an existing single detached dwelling building for short term accommodation; to establish a maximum occupancy for short-term accommodation of 2 persons per bedroom approved per the Building Code, and to rezone the subject lands from Residential One (R1) to Residential One-Exception Forty-Four (R1-E44). The proposed definition is ”SHORT TERM ACCOMMODATION (STA)” means a dwelling or structure or any part thereof that operates or offers a place of temporary residence, lodging or occupancy by way of concession, permit, lease, licence, rental agreement or similar commercial arrangement for any period less than twenty-eight (28) consecutive calendar days, throughout all or any part of a calendar year. Short term accommodation shall not mean or include a motel, hotel, bed and breakfast establishment, tourist cabin or cottage, hospital, commercial resort unit or similar commercial or institutional use.”

The lands affected by the Amendment are located known municipally as 800 Forest Park Road, within Part Lot 5, Concession 4, 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 File No. Z2023 03, are available for inspection at the Township Office during regular office hours, or by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 or by emailing nsargent@lvtownship.ca quoting File No. Z2023 03. Arrangements will be made for you to view or be provided with copies of any supporting materials.  Additional information may also be posted on the Township website.

Questions related to the application should be directed to Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner or Navada Sargent, Planning & Recreation Coordinator. 

Any person may participate in the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed amendment.  You are strongly encouraged to contact the Township if you have any questions and either provide written or verbal comments to Township Staff prior to the Public Meeting, even if you intend to provide verbal comments at the Public Meeting.  If you wish to participate in the public meeting electronically, you must contact either Navada Sargent, Planning & Recreation Coordinator, or Lori Dennis, Deputy Clerk, at 613-735-6291 to register to attend electronically by no later than 12:00 noon on July 25, 2023. Please note, comments previously received remain as part of the public record and are will be considered in any decision.

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Township of Laurentian Valley to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) 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 Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

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 at the mailing address below or by email at nsargent@lvtownship.ca   

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 18th day of July, 2023.

 

 Key map of Zoning by-law amendment file no. Z2023-03.

 Z2023 10 Notice of Zoning Bylaw Amendment Application and Public Meeting of July 25, 2023
 
The Corporation the Township of Laurentian Valley
Notice of Public Meeting for Zoning By-law Amendment

Take Notice that pursuant to Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, as amended, the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley has initiated an amendment to Comprehensive Zoning By-law 08-04-391. The Township of Laurentian Valley will hold a Public Meeting on Tuesday July 25, 2023 at 5:30 pm to consider the proposed amendment which has been prepared in accordance with the provisions of Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, as amended. 

The public meeting will be held at the Township Municipal Office at 460 Witt Road, and there will also opportunities provided to watch the meeting on YouTube. This is an in-person meeting, however there will also remain an opportunity to provide verbal comments by attending electronically through ZOOM if you contact the Township Office ahead of time. Comments, concerns or support for the application, may also be submitted in writing prior to the meeting, so that they can be considered by Council prior to a decision being made on the application.

Purpose, Effect & Location of Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2023 10

The purpose of the amendment is to add an exception to allow for the increase in height of a non- conforming dwelling that was legally constructed prior to the existing Zoning By-law being in effect, to allow the raising of existing dwellings located in the Ottawa River flood plain to the applicable flood plain design elevation.

The effect of the amendment is to add an additional exception provision to Section 3.18 (c) Non-Conforming Provisions of the General Provisions section of the Zoning By-law. A Key Map is not provided as the amendment is to the text of a General Provision that applies to all applicable lands in the Township of Laurentian Valley.

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 File No. Z2023 10, are available for inspection at the Township Office during regular office hours, or by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 or by emailing nsargent@lvtownship.ca quoting File No. Z2023 10.

Questions related to the application should be directed to Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner or Navada Sargent, Planning & Recreation Coordinator. 

Any person may participate in the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed amendment. If you wish to participate in the public meeting electronically, you must contact either Navada Sargent, Planning & Recreation Coordinator, or Lori Dennis, Deputy Clerk, at 613-735-6291 to register to attend electronically by no later than 12:00 noon on July 25, 2023.

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Township of Laurentian Valley to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) 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 Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

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 at the mailing address below or by email at nsargent@lvtownship.ca   

Privacy Disclosure: As a purpose 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 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.

DATED at the Township of Laurentian Valley this 29th day of June, 2023.

 Z2023 12 Notice of Zoning Bylaw Amendment Application and Public Meeting of July 25, 2023
The Corporation the Township of Laurentian Valley
Notice of Application of 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.  The Township of Laurentian Valley will hold a Public Meeting on July 25th, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. 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 (15) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, as amended. 

The public meeting will be held in-person at the Township Municipal Office at 460 Witt Road, and there will also opportunities provided to watch the meeting on YouTube. There will also remain an opportunity to provide verbal comments by attending electronically through ZOOM but you must contact the Township Office ahead of time to connect through ZOOM.  Comments, concerns or support for the application, may also be submitted in writing prior to the meeting, so that they can be considered by council prior to a decision being made on the application.

Purpose, Effect & Location of Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2023 12

The purpose of the amendment is to rezone lands to permit the use of an enclosed portion of an existing building for a blacksmith shop and school.

The effect of the amendment is to establish a Highway Commercial-Exception Thirty (HC-E30) zone with special provisions to allow a “Blacksmith Shop and School” within an enclosed portion of an existing building, as a permitted use on lands zoned HC-E30 and to add a definition of the proposed use as follows: “BLACKSMITH SHOP AND SCHOOL” shall mean a building or structure where a blacksmith tradesperson and/or students carry on the trade of blacksmithing, and may include the retail sale of products produced or crafted in the shop and instructional classes and/or workshops. The amendment would also rezone the subject lands from “Highway Commercial (HC)” to “Highway Commercial – Exception Thirty (HC-E30)”.

The lands affected by the Amendment are lands known municipally as 1043 Pembroke Street East (Highway 148), described as Part 1 on Plan 49R-9844, Part of Spring Street on Plan 26 and Part 3 on 49R-8995, within Part Lot 24, Concession 2, 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 File No. Z2023 12, are available for inspection at the Township Office during regular office hours, or by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 or by emailing nsargent@lvtownship.ca quoting File No. Z2023 12.   Arrangements will be made for you to view or be provided with copies of any supporting materials.  Additional information may also be posted on the Township website.

Questions related to the application should be directed to Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner or Navada Sargent, Planning & Recreation Coordinator. 

Any person may participate in the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed amendment.  You are strongly encouraged to contact the Township if you have any questions and either provide written or verbal comments to Township Staff prior to the Public Meeting, even if you intend to provide verbal comments at the Public Meeting.  If you wish to participate in the public meeting electronically, you must contact either Navada Sargent, Planning & Recreation Coordinator, or Lori Dennis, Deputy Clerk, at 613-735-6291 to register to attend electronically by no later than 12:00 noon on July 25th, 2023.

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Township of Laurentian Valley to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) 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 Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

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 at the mailing address below or by email at nsargent@lvtownship.ca   

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 5th day of July, 2023.

 

Key map of Zoning by-law amendment file no. Z2023-12.

 

 

 Z2023 11 Notice of Zoning Bylaw Amendment Application and Public Meeting of July 25, 2023
The Corporation the Township of Laurentian Valley
Notice of Application of 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.  The Township of Laurentian Valley will hold a Public Meeting on July 25th, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. 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 (15) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, as amended. 

The public meeting will be held in-person at the Township Municipal Office at 460 Witt Road, and there will also opportunities provided to watch the meeting on YouTube.  This is an in-person meeting, however there will also remain an opportunity to provide verbal comments by attending electronically through ZOOM but you must contact the Township Office ahead of time to connect through ZOOM.  Comments, concerns or support for the application, may also be submitted in writing prior to the meeting, so that they can be considered by council prior to a decision being made on the application.

Purpose, Effect & Location of Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2023 11

The purpose of the amendment is to rezone lands to permit the construction of a single detached residential dwelling closer to lands zoned Extractive Industrial Reserve (EMR) than the general provisions of the Zoning By-law currently permit.  The subject lot is an existing 4046.86 square metre (1 acre) lot of record where it would not be possible to construct a dwelling and meet the minimum setback from EMR.

The effect of the amendment is to establish a Rural-Exception Eighty-Eight (RU-E88) zone with special provisions which permit a single detached dwelling to be constructed with a minimum setback of 22 metres from an Extractive Industrial Reserve (EMR) zone. The amendment would also rezone the subject lands from “Rural (RU)” to “Rural-Exception Eight-Eight (RU-E88)”.

The lands affected by the Amendment are on Part 1 of 49R-7536, within Part Lot 1, Conc. 8, geographic Township of Alice, 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 File No. Z2023 11, are available for inspection at the Township Office during regular office hours, or by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 or by emailing nsargent@lvtownship.ca quoting File No. Z2023 11.   Arrangements will be made for you to view or be provided with copies of any supporting materials.  Additional information may also be posted on the Township website.

Questions related to the application should be directed to Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner or Navada Sargent, Planning & Recreation Coordinator. 

Any person may participate in the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed amendment.  You are strongly encouraged to contact the Township if you have any questions and either provide written or verbal comments to Township Staff prior to the Public Meeting, even if you intend to provide verbal comments at the Public Meeting.  If you wish to participate in the public meeting electronically, you must contact either Navada Sargent, Planning & Recreation Coordinator, or Lori Dennis, Deputy Clerk, at 613-735-6291 to register to attend electronically by no later than 12:00 noon on July 25th, 2023.

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Township of Laurentian Valley to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) 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 Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

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 at the mailing address below or by email at nsargent@lvtownship.ca   

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 5th day of July, 2023.

 

Key map for zoning application file no. Z2023 11.

Z2023 09 Notice of Passing for Zoning By-law Amendment

Form 1
Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13 as Amended
Notice of Passing of Zoning By-Law by
The Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley

Take notice that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley passed By-Law No. 2023-06-038 on the 20th day of June, 2023, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13.

Purpose, Effect & Location of Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2023 09

The purpose of the amendment is to allow for a reduced setback from the minimum distance requirement calculated using the MDS formula developed by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) for a new horse barn. The proposed amendment would permit the construction of an approximately 135 square metre horse barn to house a maximum of 5 horses, with the barn location having a reduced setback of 64 metres from the closest residential dwelling on another lot. Using the Minimum Distance Separation II (MDSII) formula, the minimum required setback would be 84 metres. The reduction is requested due to the challenging topography, areas zoned Environmental Protection (EP) and bedrock location on the subject property impacting the siting of the building.

The effect of the amendment is to establish a Rural-Exception Eighty-Five (RU-E85) zone with special exceptions to permit the construction of maximum 5 stall horse barn with a minimum setback to the closest residential dwelling on another lot of 64 metres. The subject lands will also be rezoned from “Rural” to “Rural-Exception Eighty-Five (RU-E85)”.

The lands affected by the Amendment are known municipally as 2 West Brook Street, being Part 2 on Plan 49R-5121, within Part Lot 16, Concession 10, in the geographic Township of Alice, in the Township of Laurentian Valley, as shown on the Key Map.

Effect of Public Consultation on Decision

Comments received during the public consultation process were considered by Council prior to making a decision but did not change the content of the by-law which was passed as proposed. 

And further, take notice that that any individual, corporation or public body may appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) in respect of the By-law by filing no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, the 12th day of July, 2023, a notice of appeal with the Clerk of the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley, which must set out the reasons for the appeal and must be accompanied by the fee by certified cheque or money order, in the amount of $1100.00 (or $400 if the Appellant is a private citizen or eligible community group if a Request for Reduction Form is also filed at the time of Appeal and the Reduction Request is granted).  The appeal must also be accompanied by the completed OLT appeal form.  If you wish to appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT), the Appeal Form and Appeal Fee Reduction Request Form are available from the Tribunal website at https://olt.gov.on.ca/appeals-process/forms/ or by contacting the Township if you do not have access to the internet.

A copy 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, are available for inspection at the Township office or by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 during regular office hours referencing Application File No. Z2023-09.  Questions related to the application should be directed to Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner or Navada Sargent, Planning & Recreation Coordinator.

Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a by-law to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT).  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 Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

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 22nd day of June, 2023.

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Z2023 08 Notice of Passing for Zoning By-law Amendment

Form 1
Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13 as Amended
Notice of Passing of Zoning By-Law by
The Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley

Take notice that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley passed By-Law No. 2023-06-037 on the 20th day of June, 2023, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13.

Purpose, Effect & Location of Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2023 08

The purpose of the amendment is to rezone lands to permit the construction of a one-storey coach house style of secondary dwelling unit with a gross floor area of 275 square metres which is greater than the footprint of the existing multi-storey primary dwelling. All other general provisions for a secondary dwelling unit will be met. For further clarity, both dwellings will remain on the same lot and no severance is proposed.

The effect of the amendment is to establish a Rural-Exception Eighty-Six (RU-E86) zone with special exceptions to permit the construction of a coach house as a secondary dwelling unit with a maximum gross floor area of 275 square metres. The subject lands will also be rezoned from “Rural” to “Rural-Exception Eighty-Six (RU-E86)”.

The lands affected by the Amendment are known municipally as 619 Sandy Beach Road, and are within Part Lot 29, Concession 8, in the geographic Township of Alice, in the Township of Laurentian Valley, as shown on the Key Map.

Effect of Public Consultation on Decision

No written or oral submissions were received from members of the public during the public consultation process.

And further, take notice that that any individual, corporation or public body may appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) in respect of the By-law by filing no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, the 12th day of July, 2023, a notice of appeal with the Clerk of the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley, which must set out the reasons for the appeal and must be accompanied by the fee by certified cheque or money order, in the amount of $1100.00 (or $400 if the Appellant is a private citizen or eligible community group if a Request for Reduction Form is also filed at the time of Appeal and the Reduction Request is granted).  The appeal must also be accompanied by the completed OLT appeal form.  If you wish to appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT), the Appeal Form and Appeal Fee Reduction Request Form are available from the Tribunal website at https://olt.gov.on.ca/appeals-process/forms/ or by contacting the Township if you do not have access to the internet.

A copy 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, are available for inspection at the Township office or by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 during regular office hours referencing Application File No. Z2023-08.  Questions related to the application should be directed to Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner or Navada Sargent, Planning & Recreation Coordinator.

Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a by-law to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT).  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 Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

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 22nd day of June, 2023.

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MV2022 03 Second Notice of Minor Variance Application and Public Meeting of June 6, 2023

The Corporation the Township of Laurentian Valley

Notice of Public Meeting 

to Consider an Application for Minor Variance

Second Notice

Take notice that that that the Committee of Adjustment of the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley will hold a Public Meeting at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, at the Township Municipal Office at 460 Witt Road, Pembroke, ON, K8A 6W5, to consider an application for Minor Variance to Comprehensive Zoning By-Law Number 08-04-391, as amended, of the Township of Laurentian Valley.  The application has been prepared in accordance with the provisions of Section 45 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended. There will also opportunities provided to watch the meeting on YouTube.  In person attendance will be allowed at this meeting and there will also remain an opportunity to provide verbal comments by attending electronically through ZOOM but you must contact the Township Office at 613-735-6291, no later than 4:00 pm on June 6, 2023, to register to connect through ZOOM.  Comments, concerns or support for the application, may also be submitted in writing prior to the meeting, so that they can be considered by the Committee prior to a decision being made on the application.

Purpose, Effect and Location of Application for Minor Variance File MV 2022 03

An application for Minor Variance has been filed by the Applicant for the land known municipally as 40282 Highway 41, located within Part Lot 23, Concession 3, geographic Township of Stafford in the Township of Laurentian Valley.
The purpose of the application for Minor Variance is to request relief from Section 23.2 e) of the Requirements for Rural (RU) Zone in Comprehensive Zoning By-law Number 08-04-391, in order to permit a reduction in the minimum required rear yard depth from 7.5 metres to 3.5 metres for a new dwelling under construction. During the construction of the new dwelling it came to light that incorrect assumptions had been made related to the location of the property line relative to an old fence and previously understood property depth and as a result, the assumption of the lot depth was incorrect. It is noted that this information was also incorrect in MPAC records and likely was the result of a previous road widening reducing the lot.  The building location relative to the front lot line along Highway 41 had been established to meet the setback requirements of MTO requiring that the dwelling be located closer to the rear lot line than the location of the former dwelling that had been demolished to allow for the construction of the new dwelling.
The effect of the application for Minor Variance is to provide relief from Section 23.2 e) of the Requirements for Rural (RU) Zone in Comprehensive Zoning By-law Number 08-04-391, in order to permit a reduction in the minimum required rear yard depth from 7.5 metres to 3.5 metres.
The Application was first heard before the Committee of Adjustment at a public meeting held on December 13, 2022, to present the application to the Committee.  A motion to defer a decision was established until confirmation regarding fencing was completed.  The application is now being brought back for the Committee’s consideration for a decision. 
The location of the property which is the subject of the proposed minor variance is 40282 Highway 41, within Part Lot 23, Concession 3, geographic Township of Stafford, as shown on the attached Key Map.
Any person may participate in the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed variance.  You are strongly encouraged to contact the Township if you have any questions and either provide written or verbal comments to Township Staff prior to the Public Meeting.  Please note that members of the public are no longer entitled to appeal decisions of the Committee of Adjustment. However, if the applicant, the Minister, a specified person (as defined under Section 1(1) of the Planning Act), or public body that has an interest in the matter may, files an appeal of a decision of the Township of Laurentian Valley Committee of Adjustment but does not make a written submission to the Committee prior to the Committee making a decision on the application, the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) may dismiss the appeal.  To ensure that comments are clearly understood and received prior to the Committee of Adjustment making a decision, it is strongly encouraged to speak with Township Staff and submit written comments prior to the Public Meeting even intention to provide verbal comments at the Public Meeting.  Instructions on how to connect to the electronic public meeting will be available upon request by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 or at nsargent@lvtownship.ca requesting information on how to access the June 6, 2023, Public Meeting. 
If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Committee of Adjustment of the Township of Laurentian Valley in respect of this application, you must submit a written request to the Township of Laurentian at 460 Witt Road, Pembroke, ON K8A 6W5, quoting the applicable File Number MV2022 03 as listed above. This will also entitle you to be advised of any possible Tribunal (OLT) hearing.  Even if you are satisfied with the decision of the Committee of Adjustment of the Township of Laurentian Valley, it is recommended that interested parties request a copy of the decision, as the decision of the Committee of Adjustment of the Township of Laurentian Valley may be appealed to the Tribunal by the applicant, any member of the public or a public body. If you do not make a written submission requesting notification of the Committee’s decision or attend the Public Meeting, you will not be entitled to receive any further notification of the proceedings.
Please note that one of the purposes of the Planning Act is to provide for planning processes that are open, accessible, timely and efficient. Accordingly, 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. Accordingly, in providing any such information, you shall be deemed to have consented to its use and disclosure as part of the planning process.
Additional information relating to the proposed variance is available by contacting the Township Office and arrangements can be made to send the information to you or to provide an opportunity for inspection during regular office hours (from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) at the Township Office.  Questions regarding the minor variance application should be directed to Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner and Secretary-Treasurer of the Committee of Adjustment and/or Navada Sargent, Planning and Recreation Coordinator /Assistant Secretary-Treasurer of the Committee of Adjustment.
DATED at the Township of Laurentian Valley this 26th day of May, 2023.
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 Z2023 09 Notice of Zoning Bylaw Amendment Application and Public Meeting of June 6, 2023

The Corporation the Township of Laurentian Valley
Notice of Application of Zoning By-law Amendment and Notice of Public Meeting (*Correcting Notice*)

Please note, this second notice is being issued as a correcting notice to avoid confusion. The reduction was worded correctly in the purpose of the amendment but there was a typographical error in the wording in the effect, see strikethrough and additional wording with asterisk*. We apologize for any confusion.

 

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.  The Township of Laurentian Valley will hold a Public Meeting on June 6, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. 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 (15) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, as amended. 

The public meeting will be held in-person at the Township Municipal Office at 460 Witt Road, and there will also opportunities provided to watch the meeting on YouTube.  In-person attendance will be allowed at this meeting and there will also remain an opportunity to provide verbal comments by attending electronically through ZOOM but you must contact the Township Office ahead of time to connect through ZOOM.  Comments, concerns or support for the application, may also be submitted in writing prior to the meeting, so that they can be considered by council prior to a decision being made on the application.

Purpose, Effect & Location of Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2023 09

The purpose of the amendment is to allow for a reduced setback from the minimum distance requirement calculated using the MDS formula developed by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) for a new horse barn. The proposed amendment would permit the construction of an approximately 135 square metre horse barn to house a maximum of 5 horses, with the barn location having a reduced setback of 64 metres from the closest residential dwelling on another lot. Using the Minimum Distance Separation II (MDSII) formula, the minimum required setback would be 84 metres. The reduction is requested due to the challenging topography, areas zoned Environmental Protection (EP) and bedrock location on the subject property impacting the siting of the building.

 

The effect of the amendment is to establish a Rural-Exception Eighty-Five (RU-E85) zone with special exceptions to permit the construction of maximum 5 stall horse barn with a minimum setback to a property line *the closest residential dwelling on another lot* of 64 metres. The subject lands will also be rezoned from “Rural” to “Rural-Exception Eighty-Five (RU-E85)”.

 

The lands affected by the Amendment are known municipally as 2 West Brook Street, being Part 2 on Plan 49R-5121, within Part Lot 16, Concession 10, in the geographic Township of Alice, 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 File No. Z2023 09, are available for inspection at the Township Office during regular office hours, or by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 or by emailing nsargent@lvtownship.ca quoting File No. Z2023 09.   Arrangements will be made for you to view or be provided with copies of any supporting materials.  Additional information may also be posted on the Township website.

Questions related to the application should be directed to Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner or Navada Sargent, Planning & Recreation Coordinator. 

Any person may participate in the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed amendment.  You are strongly encouraged to contact the Township if you have any questions and either provide written or verbal comments to Township Staff prior to the Public Meeting, even if you intend to provide verbal comments at the Public Meeting.  If you wish to participate in the public meeting electronically, you must contact either Navada Sargent, Planning & Recreation Coordinator, or Lori Dennis, Deputy Clerk, at 613-735-6291 to register to attend electronically by no later than 12:00 noon on June 6th, 2023.

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Township of Laurentian Valley to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) 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 Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

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 at the mailing address below or by email at nsargent@lvtownship.ca   

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 17th day of May, 2023 *and correcting notice this 19th day of May, 2023*.

 

Lauree J. Armstrong, MCIP, RPP, Township Planner

460 Witt Road, Pembroke, ON K8A 6W5; Phone: 613-735-6291; Fax: 613-735-5820

 

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Z2023 08 Notice of Zoning Bylaw Amendment Application and Public Meeting of June 6, 2023

The Corporation the Township of Laurentian Valley
Notice of Application of 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.  The Township of Laurentian Valley will hold a Public Meeting on June 6, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. 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 (15) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, as amended. 

The public meeting will be held in-person at the Township Municipal Office at 460 Witt Road, and there will also be opportunities provided to watch the meeting on YouTube, as well as to provide verbal comments by attending electronically through ZOOM. For electronic participation through ZOOM you must contact the Township Office ahead of time as instructed below.  Comments, concerns or support for the application, may also be submitted in writing prior to the meeting, so that they can be considered by council prior to a decision being made on the application.

Purpose, Effect & Location of Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2023 08

The purpose of the amendment is to rezone lands to permit the construction of a one-storey coach house style of secondary dwelling unit with a gross floor area of 275 square metres which is greater than the footprint of the existing multi-storey primary dwelling. All other general provisions for a secondary dwelling unit will be met. For further clarity, both dwellings will remain on the same lot and no severance is proposed.

The effect of the amendment is to establish a Rural-Exception Eighty-Six (RU-E86) zone with special exceptions to permit the construction of a coach house as a secondary dwelling unit with a maximum gross floor area of 275 square metres. The subject lands will also be rezoned from “Rural” to “Rural-Exception Eighty-Six (RU-E86)”.

The lands affected by the Amendment are known municipally as 619 Sandy Beach Road, and are within Part Lot 29, Concession 8, in the geographic Township of Alice, 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 File No. Z2023 08, are available for inspection at the Township Office during regular office hours, or by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 or by emailing nsargent@lvtownship.ca quoting File No. Z2023 08.   Arrangements will be made for you to view or be provided with copies of any supporting materials.  Additional information may also be posted on the Township website.

Questions related to the application should be directed to Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner or Navada Sargent, Planning & Recreation Coordinator. 

Any person may participate in the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed amendment.  You are strongly encouraged to contact the Township if you have any questions and either provide written or verbal comments to Township Staff prior to the Public Meeting, even if you intend to provide verbal comments at the Public Meeting.  If you wish to participate in the public meeting electronically, you must contact either Navada Sargent, Planning & Recreation Coordinator, or Lori Dennis, Deputy Clerk, at 613-735-6291 to register to attend electronically by no later than 12:00 noon on June 6th, 2023.

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Township of Laurentian Valley to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) 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 Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

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 at the mailing address below or by email at nsargent@lvtownship.ca   

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 17th day of May, 2023.

 

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Z2023 06 Notice of Passing for Zoning By-law Amendment

Form 1
Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13 as Amended
Notice of Passing of Zoning By-Law by
The Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley

Take notice that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley passed By-Law No. 2023-05-032 on the 16th day of May, 2023, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13.

Purpose, Effect & Location of Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2023 06

The purpose of the amendment is to rezone the subject lands to permit the construction of an animal hospital (also referred to as a veterinary clinic) with a maximum gross floor area of 250 square metres. 

The effect of the amendment is to establish a Highway Commercial-Exception Twenty-Nine (HC-E29) Zone with special provisions to permit an animal hospital with a maximum gross floor area of 250 square metres as the only use on the lands so zoned. The amendment also rezones the subject lands from “Residential One (R1)” to “Highway Commercial-Exception Twenty-Nine (HC-E29)”.

Based on preconsultation with MTO, the use is being limited to an animal hospital with a maximum floor area to match what is proposed, as the subject lands are located on a provincial highway under the jurisdiction of MTO.

The lands affected by the Amendment are known municipally as 40949 Highway 41, and are within Part Lot 28, Concession 2, in the geographic Township of Stafford, in the Township of Laurentian Valley, as shown on the Key Map.

Effect of Public Consultation on Decision

Comments received during the public consultation process were considered by Council prior to making a decision but did not change the content of the by-law which was passed as proposed. 

And further, take notice that that any individual, corporation or public body may appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) in respect of the By-law by filing no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, the 6th day of June, 2023, a notice of appeal with the Clerk of the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley, which must set out the reasons for the appeal and must be accompanied by the fee by certified cheque or money order, in the amount of $1100.00 (or $400 if the Appellant is a private citizen or eligible community group if a Request for Reduction Form is also filed at the time of Appeal and the Reduction Request is granted).  The appeal must also be accompanied by the completed OLT appeal form.  If you wish to appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT), the Appeal Form and Appeal Fee Reduction Request Form are available from the Tribunal website at https://olt.gov.on.ca/appeals-process/forms/ or by contacting the Township if you do not have access to the internet.

A copy 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, are available for inspection at the Township office or by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 during regular office hours referencing Application File No. Z2023-06.  Questions related to the application should be directed to Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner or Navada Sargent, Planning & Recreation Coordinator.

Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a by-law to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT).  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 Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

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 17th day of May, 2023.

 

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 Z2023 05 Notice of Passing for Zoning By-law Amendment

Form 1
Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13 as Amended
Notice of Passing of Zoning By-Law by
The Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley

Take notice that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley passed By-Law No. 2023-05-031 on the 16th day of May, 2023, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13.

Purpose, Effect & Location of Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2023 05

The purpose of the amendment is to rezone lands to provide a reduced setback from the Extractive Industrial Reserve (EMR) Zone for a new dwelling in order to permit the construction of a secondary dwelling unit on the subject lands. The existing primary dwelling is located within the minimum 150 metre setback for a dwelling from the Extractive Industrial Reserve (EMR) zone which is located on the same property. The proposal is to allow either the construction of a coach house style type of secondary dwelling unit (this is a detached dwelling unit that is a separate building) within 25 metres of the EMR zone; or alternatively, a secondary dwelling unit as an addition to the existing residential dwelling within 15 metres of the EMR zone. It is noted that the existing single detached residential dwelling (primary dwelling unit) is currently lcoate4d within the Extractive Industrial Reserve (EMR) Zone buffer area of 150 metres.

The effect of the amendment is to establish a Rural-Exception Eighty-Four (RU-E84) zone with special exceptions to permit the construction of either: a coach house style of secondary dwelling unit with a minimum setback of 25 metres from lands zoned Extractive Mineral Reserve (EMR); or a secondary dwelling unit as addition to the existing primary dwelling with a minimum setback of 15 metres from lands zoned Extractive Mineral Reserve (EMR). The subject lands will also be rezoned from “Rural” to “Rural-Exception Eighty-Four (RU-E84)”.

The lands affected by the Amendment are known municipally as 1865 Sandy Beach Road, being within Part Lot 14, Con. 8, in the geographic Township of Alice, in the Township of Laurentian Valley, as shown on the Key Map.

Effect of Public Consultation on Decision

Comments received during the public consultation process were considered by Council prior to making a decision but did not change the content of the by-law which was passed as proposed. 

And further, take notice that that any individual, corporation or public body may appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) in respect of the By-law by filing no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, the 6th day of June, 2023, a notice of appeal with the Clerk of the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley, which must set out the reasons for the appeal and must be accompanied by the fee by certified cheque or money order, in the amount of $1100.00 (or $400 if the Appellant is a private citizen or eligible community group if a Request for Reduction Form is also filed at the time of Appeal and the Reduction Request is granted).  The appeal must also be accompanied by the completed OLT appeal form.  If you wish to appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT), the Appeal Form and Appeal Fee Reduction Request Form are available from the Tribunal website at https://olt.gov.on.ca/appeals-process/forms/ or by contacting the Township if you do not have access to the internet.

A copy 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, are available for inspection at the Township office or by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 during regular office hours referencing Application File No. Z2023-05.  Questions related to the application should be directed to Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner or Navada Sargent, Planning & Recreation Coordinator.

Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a by-law to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT).  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 Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

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 17th day of May, 2023.

 

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Z2023 07 Notice of intention to remove holding symbol

THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF LAURENTIAN VALLEY

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO PASS AMENDING BY-LAW TO REMOVE HOLDING (- h) SYMBOL

 

TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to the provisions of Sections 34 and 36 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley intends to Amend Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 08-04-391 to remove a holding symbol from the zoning on certain lands.

DELEGATED AUTHORITY

Please note, the Township Planner now has delegated authority for the removal of the holding symbol and therefore, comments are to be directed to the Township Planner prior to consider prior to the removal of the holding symbol occurring. Should you have any comments or concerns you will need to provide them to the Township Planner by no later than 4:00 pm on the 15th day of May, 2023. Please note per the provisions of the Planning Act, there is no appeal allowed from the general publicon a decision of the Township to remove a holding symbol.

 

Purpose, effect & location of zoning by-law amendment (File No. Z-2023-07)

The purpose of the amendment is to pass a by-law to remove the holding symbol to permit the construction of a 10-unit townhouse/rowhouse development. The property described as Block 13, Plan 595, Stafford, is currently zoned Residential Three-Exception Three-holding (R3-E3-h) and Environmental Protection (EP). At the time the original zoning was passed by Council and upheld by the OMB, a holding symbol was used which established the principle of development of the property subject to certain conditions being satisfied. The holding symbol is the tool that is used to secure thatcertain established conditions are addressed prior to the removal of the holding symbol.  As the conditions have new been addressed including the entering into of a site plan agreement between the property owner and the Township, the applicant has requested that the Township proceed to remove the holding (-h) so that the Owner can move forward to finalize the permissions for development.

The effect of the amendment is to rezone lands from Residential Three-Exception Three-holding (R3-E3-h) to Residential Three-Exception Three (R3-E3).

The lands affected by the Amendment are located on off of Roy Street East in Block 13, in Plan 595, within Part Lot 31, Con. 1, in the geographic Township of Stafford, in the Township of Laurentian Valley, as shown on the key map.

COPIES of the proposed amendment and any additional information relating to the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment (Application File No. Z-2023-07), are available for viewing by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 during regular office hours or by emailing info@lvtownship.caquoting File No. Z2023-07.  Questions related to the application should be directed to Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner or Navada Sargent, Planning & Recreation Coordinator.

 

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 5th day of May, 2023. 

 

Lauree J. Armstrong

 

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

 

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Z2023 04 Notice of Passing for Zoning Bylaw Amendment

Form 1
Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13 as Amended
Notice of Passing of Zoning By-Law by
The Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley

Take notice that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley passed By-Law No. 2023-04-028 on the 18th day of April, 2023, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13.

Purpose, Effect & Location of Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2023 04

The purpose of the amendment is to rezone lands that are the subject of a severance application to provide for a reduced setback from 50 metres to 16 metres from the a lot line for an existing outdoor furnace on the proposed severed lot (the distance is from a property line that will be created between the severed and retained lot) and to also rezone the proposed retained agricultural lot to prohibit residential uses. The zoning by-law amendment is to satisfy conditions of consent for County of Renfrew Consent Application File No. B31/22 which is severing a lot occupied by an existing surplus residential dwelling with secondary dwelling unit, from agricultural lands continuing to be used for agricultural purposes.

The effect of the amendment is to establish an Agriculture-Exception Twenty-Nine (A-E29) Zone with a special exception that provides for a reduced setback of 16 metres for the existing outdoor furnace from a property line and to rezone the proposed severed lot from Agriculture (A) to Agriculture – Exception Twenty-Nine (A-E29). The effect of the amendment is also to establish an Agriculture Exception Thirty (A-E30) Zone with a special exception that prohibits residential uses on the proposed retained lot and rezones the proposed retained lot from Agriculture (A) to Agriculture – Exception Thirty (A-E30).

The lands affected by the Amendment are known municipally as 1112 White Water Road (County Road No.24), being within Part Lot 19, Con. 3, in the geographic Township of Stafford, in the Township of Laurentian Valley, as shown on the Key Map.

Effect of Public Consultation on Decision

No written or oral submissions were received from members of the public during the public consultation process.And further, take notice that that any individual, corporation or public body may appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) in respect of the By-law by filing no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, the 10th day of May, 2023, a notice of appeal with the Clerk of the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley, which must set out the reasons for the appeal and must be accompanied by the fee by certified cheque or money order, in the amount of $1100.00 (or $400 if the Appellant is a private citizen or eligible community group if a Request for Reduction Form is also filed at the time of Appeal and the Reduction Request is granted).  The appeal must also be accompanied by the completed OLT appeal form.  If you wish to appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT), the Appeal Form and Appeal Fee Reduction Request Form are available from the Tribunal website at https://olt.gov.on.ca/appeals-process/forms/ or by contacting the Township if you do not have access to the internet.A copy 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, are available for inspection at the Township office or by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 during regular office hours referencing Application File No. Z2023-04.  Questions related to the application should be directed to Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner or Navada Sargent, Planning & Recreation Coordinator.Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a by-law to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT).  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 Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.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 20th day of April, 2023. 

 

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Z2023 06 Notice of Zoning Bylaw Amendment Application and Public Meeting of May 2, 2023

The Corporation the Township of Laurentian Valley
Notice of Application of 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.  The Township of Laurentian Valley will hold a Public Meeting on May 2, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. 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 (15) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, as amended. 

The public meeting will be held in-person at the Township Municipal Office at 460 Witt Road, and there will also opportunities provided to watch the meeting on YouTube.  In-person attendance will be allowed at this meeting and there will also remain an opportunity to provide verbal comments by attending electronically through ZOOM but you must contact the Township Office ahead of time to connect through ZOOM.  Comments, concerns or support for the application, may also be submitted in writing prior to the meeting, so that they can be considered by council prior to a decision being made on the application.

Purpose, Effect & Location of Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2023 06

The purpose of the amendment is to rezone lands to permit the construction of an animal hospital (also referred to as a veterinary clinic) with a maximum gross floor area of 250 square metres.  

 

The effect of the amendment is to establish a Highway Commercial-Exception Twenty-Nine (HC-E29) Zone with special provisions to permit an animal hospital with a maximum gross floor area of 250 square metres as the only use on the lands so zoned. The amendment also rezones the subject lands from “Residential One (R1)” to “Highway Commercial-Exception Twenty-Nine (HC-E29)”.

Based on preconsultation with MTO, the use is being limited to an animal hospital with a maximum floor area to match what is proposed, as the subject lands are located on a provincial highway under the jurisdiction of MTO.

The lands affected by the Amendment are known municipally as 40949 Highway 41, and are within Part Lot 28, Concession 2, in the geographic Township of Stafford, 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 File No. Z2023 06, are available for inspection at the Township Office during regular office hours, or by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 or by emailing nsargent@lvtownship.ca quoting File No. Z2023 06.   Arrangements will be made for you to view or be provided with copies of any supporting materials.  Additional information may also be posted on the Township website.

Questions related to the application should be directed to Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner or Navada Sargent, Planning & Recreation Coordinator. 

Any person may participate in the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed amendment.  You are strongly encouraged to contact the Township if you have any questions and either provide written or verbal comments to Township Staff prior to the Public Meeting, even if you intend to provide verbal comments at the Public Meeting.  If you wish to participate in the public meeting electronically, you must contact either Navada Sargent, Planning & Recreation Coordinator, or Lori Dennis, Deputy Clerk, at 613-735-6291 to register to attend electronically by no later than 12:00 noon on May 2nd, 2023.

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Township of Laurentian Valley to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) 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 Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

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 at the mailing address below or by email at nsargent@lvtownship.ca   

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 12th day of April, 2023.

 

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Z2023 05 Notice of Zoning Bylaw Amendment Application and Public Meeting of May 2, 2023

The Corporation the Township of Laurentian Valley
Notice of Application of 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.  The Township of Laurentian Valley will hold a Public Meeting on May 2, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. 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 (15) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, as amended. 

The public meeting will be held in-person at the Township Municipal Office at 460 Witt Road, and there will also be opportunities provided to watch the meeting on YouTube, as well as to provide verbal comments by attending electronically through ZOOM. For electronic participation through ZOOM you must contact the Township Office ahead of time as instructed below.  Comments, concerns or support for the application, may also be submitted in writing prior to the meeting, so that they can be considered by council prior to a decision being made on the application.

Purpose, Effect & Location of Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2023 05

The purpose of the amendment is to rezone lands to provide a reduced setback from the Extractive Industrial Reserve (EMR) Zone for a dwelling in order to permit the construction of a secondary dwelling unit on the subject lands. The existing primary dwelling is located within the minimum 150 metre setback for a dwelling from the Extractive Industrial Reserve (EMR) zone which is located on the same property. The proposal is to either construct a coach house style of secondary dwelling unit (detached dwelling unit) within 25 metres of the EMR zone or a secondary dwelling unit within 15 metres of the EMR zone as an addition to the existing residence that is currently within the Extractive Industrial Reserve (EMR) Zone buffer area of 150 metres.

The effect of the amendment is to establish a Rural-Exception Eighty-Four (RU-E84) zone with special exceptions to permit the construction of either a coach house with a minimum setback of 25 metres from lands zoned Extractive Mineral Reserve (EMR) or an addition to the existing primary dwelling to construct a secondary dwelling unit with a minimum setback of 15 metres from lands zoned Extractive Mineral Reserve (EMR). The subject lands will also be rezoned from “Rural” to “Rural-Exception Eighty-Four (RU-E84)”.

The lands affected by the Amendment are known municipally as 1865 Sandy Beach Road, being within Part Lot 14, Con. 8, in the geographic Township of Alice, 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 File No. Z2023 05, are available for inspection at the Township Office during regular office hours, or by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 or by emailing nsargent@lvtownship.ca quoting File No. Z2023 05.   Arrangements will be made for you to view or be provided with copies of any supporting materials.  Additional information may also be posted on the Township website.

Questions related to the application should be directed to Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner or Navada Sargent, Planning & Recreation Coordinator. 

Any person may participate in the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed amendment.  You are strongly encouraged to contact the Township if you have any questions and either provide written or verbal comments to Township Staff prior to the Public Meeting, even if you intend to provide verbal comments at the Public Meeting.  If you wish to participate in the public meeting electronically, you must contact either Navada Sargent, Planning & Recreation Coordinator, or Lori Dennis, Deputy Clerk, at 613-735-6291 to register to attend electronically by no later than 12:00 noon on May 2nd, 2023.

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Township of Laurentian Valley to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) 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 Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

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 at the mailing address below or by email at nsargent@lvtownship.ca   

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 12th day of April, 2023.

 

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Z2023 04 Notice of Zoning Bylaw Amendment Application and Public Meeting of April 18, 2023

The Corporation the Township of Laurentian Valley
Notice of Application of 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.  The Township of Laurentian Valley will hold a Public Meeting on April 18, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. 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 (15) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, as amended. 

The public meeting will be held in-person at the Township Municipal Office at 460 Witt Road, and there will also opportunities provided to watch the meeting on YouTube.  In-person attendance will be allowed at this meeting and there will also remain an opportunity to provide verbal comments by attending electronically through ZOOM but you must contact the Township Office ahead of time to connect through ZOOM.  Comments, concerns or support for the application, may also be submitted in writing prior to the meeting, so that they can be considered by council prior to a decision being made on the application.

Purpose, Effect & Location of Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2023 04

The purpose of the amendment is to rezone lands that are the subject of a severance application to provide for a reduced setback from a property line (the proposed new property line between the severed and retained lot) from 50 metres to 16 metres for an existing outdoor furnace on the proposed severed lot and to rezone the proposed retained lot to prohibit residential uses. The zoning by-law amendment is to satisfy conditions of consent for County of Renfrew Consent Application File No. B31/22 which is severing a lot occupied by an existing surplus residential dwelling with secondary dwelling unit from agricultural lands continuing to be used for agricultural purposes.

 

The effect of the amendment is to establish an Agriculture-Exception Twenty-Nine (A-E29) Zone with a special exception that provides for a reduced setback of 16 metres for the existing outdoor furnace from a property line and to rezone the proposed severed lot from Agriculture (A) to Agriculture – Exception Twenty-Nine (A-E29). The effect of the amendment is also to establish an Agriculture Exception Thirty (A-E30) Zone with a special exception that prohibits residential uses on the proposed retained lot and rezones the proposed retained lot from Agriculture (A) to Agriculture – Exception Thirty (A-E30).

The lands affected by the Amendment are known municipally as 1112 White Water Road (County Road No.24), being within Part Lot 19, Con. 3, in the geographic Township of Stafford, 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 File No. Z2023 04, are available for inspection at the Township Office during regular office hours, or by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 or by emailing nsargent@lvtownship.ca quoting File No. Z2023 04.   Arrangements will be made for you to view or be provided with copies of any supporting materials.  Additional information may also be posted on the Township website.

Questions related to the application should be directed to Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner or Navada Sargent, Planning & Recreation Coordinator. 

Any person may participate in the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed amendment.  You are strongly encouraged to contact the Township if you have any questions and either provide written or verbal comments to Township Staff prior to the Public Meeting, even if you intend to provide verbal comments at the Public Meeting.  If you wish to participate in the public meeting electronically, you must contact either Navada Sargent, Planning & Recreation Coordinator, or Lori Dennis, Deputy Clerk, at 613-735-6291 to register to attend electronically by no later than 12:00 noon on April 18th, 2023.

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Township of Laurentian Valley to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) 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 Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

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 at the mailing address below or by email at nsargent@lvtownship.ca   

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 March, 2023.

 

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Z2023 03 Notice of Zoning Bylaw Amendment Application and Public Meeting of April 18, 2023

The Corporation the Township of Laurentian Valley
Notice of Application of 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.  The Township of Laurentian Valley will hold a Public Meeting on April 18, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. 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 (15) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, as amended. 

The public meeting will be held at the Township Municipal Office at 460 Witt Road, and there will also opportunities provided to watch the meeting on YouTube.  In person attendance will be allowed at this meeting and there will also remain an opportunity to provide verbal comments by attending electronically through ZOOM but you must contact the Township Office ahead of time to connect through ZOOM.  Comments, concerns or support for the application, may also be submitted in writing prior to the meeting, so that they can be considered by council prior to a decision being made on the application.

Purpose, Effect & Location of Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2023 03

The purpose of the amendment is to add a short term accommodation as a permitted use of an existing single detached residential dwelling to permit the owners to also rent the dwelling building out for recreational vacation short term accommodation.

The effect of the amendment is to establish a definition in the zoning by-law for “short term accommodation”; establish a Residential One-Exception Forty-Four (R1-E44) zone with special exception provisions to also permit the use of an existing single detached dwelling building for short term accommodation and a bed and breakfast establishment; and to rezone the subject lands from Residential One (R1) to Residential One-Exception Forty-Four (R1-E44).  The proposed definition is ”SHORT TERM ACCOMMODATION (STA)” means a dwelling or structure of any part thereof that operates or offers a place of temporary residence, lodging or occupancy by way of concession, permit, lease, license, rental agreement or similar commercial arrangement for any period less than thirty (30) consecutive calendar days, throughout all or any part of a calendar year. Short term accommodation shall not mean or include a motel, hotel, bed and breakfast establishment, tourist cabin or cottage, hospital, commercial resort unit or similar commercial or institutional use.”

 

The lands affected by the Amendment are located known municipally as 800 Forest Park Road, within Part Lot 5, Concession 4, 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 File No. Z2023 03, are available for inspection at the Township Office during regular office hours, or by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 or by emailing nsargent@lvtownship.ca quoting File No. Z2023 03. Arrangements will be made for you to view or be provided with copies of any supporting materials.  Additional information may also be posted on the Township website.

Questions related to the application should be directed to Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner or Navada Sargent, Planning & Recreation Coordinator. 

Any person may participate in the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed amendment.  You are strongly encouraged to contact the Township if you have any questions and either provide written or verbal comments to Township Staff prior to the Public Meeting, even if you intend to provide verbal comments at the Public Meeting.  If you wish to participate in the public meeting electronically, you must contact either Navada Sargent, Planning & Recreation Coordinator, or Lori Dennis, Deputy Clerk, at 613-735-6291 to register to attend electronically by no later than 12:00 noon on April 18, 2023.

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Township of Laurentian Valley to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) 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 Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

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 at the mailing address below or by email at nsargent@lvtownship.ca   

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 March, 2023.

 

Image of key map showing subject property for file Z2023 03.

 

Z2023 02 Notice of Passing for Zoning Bylaw Amendment

Form 1
Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13 as Amended
Notice of Passing of Zoning By-Law by
The Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley

Take notice that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley passed By-Law No. 2023-03-014 on the 21st day of March, 2023, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13.

Purpose, Effect & Location of Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2023 02

The purpose of the amendment is to satisfy a condition of consent for County of Renfrew Consent Application File No B60/21 by rezoning the proposed lot addition lands so that they will be in the same zone as the lands being added to.  The lands being severed as a lot addition are coming from a parcel known municipally as 42 Carol Street and are being added to 3267 B Line Road. 

The effect of the amendment is rezone the subject lands from Rural Residential (RR) to Rural-Exception Sixty (RU-E60).

The lands affected by the Amendment are located on Parts 3 and 4 on Plan 49R-17745, in Part Lot 179 on RCP 422, within Part Lot 30, Concession 14, in the geographic Township of Alice in the Township of Laurentian Valley, as shown on the Key Map.

Effect of Public Consultation on Decision

No written or oral submissions were received from members of the public during the public consultation process.

And further, take notice that that any individual, corporation or public body may appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) in respect of the By-law by filing no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, the 17th day of April, 2023, a notice of appeal with the Clerk of the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley, which must set out the reasons for the appeal and must be accompanied by the fee by certified cheque or money order, in the amount of $1100.00 (or $400 if the Appellant is a private citizen or eligible community group if a Request for Reduction Form is also filed at the time of Appeal and the Reduction Request is granted).  The appeal must also be accompanied by the completed OLT appeal form.  If you wish to appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT), the Appeal Form and Appeal Fee Reduction Request Form are available from the Tribunal website at https://olt.gov.on.ca/appeals-process/forms/ or by contacting the Township if you do not have access to the internet.

A copy 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, are available for inspection at the Township office or by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 during regular office hours referencing Application File No. Z2023-02.  Questions related to the application should be directed to Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner or Navada Sargent, Planning & Recreation Coordinator.

Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a by-law to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT).  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 Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

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 28th day of March, 2023.

Image of key map showing subject property for file Z2023 02.

Z2023 01 Notice of Passing for Zoning Bylaw Amendment 

Form 1

Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13 as Amended
Notice of Passing of Zoning By-Law by
The Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley

Take notice that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley passed By-Law No. 2023-03-013 on the 21st day of March, 2023, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13.

Purpose, Effect & Location of Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2023 01

The purpose of the amendment is to satisfy a condition of consent for County of Renfrew Consent Application File No B59/21 by rezoning the proposed lot addition lands so that they will be in the same zone as the lands being added to. The lands being severed as a lot addition are coming from a parcel known municipally as 3267 B Line Road and are being added to 42 Carol Street. 

The effect of the amendment is to rezone the subject lands from Rural-Exception Sixty (RU-E60) to Rural Residential (RR).

The lands affected by the Amendment are described as Part 1 on Plan 49R-20265, and within Part Lots 53, 54 and 179 on RCP 422, within Pt Lot 30, Con. 14, in the geographic Township of Alice in the Township of Laurentian Valley, as shown on the Key Map.

Effect of Public Consultation on Decision

No written or oral submissions were received from members of the public during the public consultation process.

And further, take notice that that any individual, corporation or public body may appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) in respect of the By-law by filing no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, the 17th day of April, 2023, a notice of appeal with the Clerk of the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley, which must set out the reasons for the appeal and must be accompanied by the fee by certified cheque or money order, in the amount of $1100.00 (or $400 if the Appellant is a private citizen or eligible community group if a Request for Reduction Form is also filed at the time of Appeal and the Reduction Request is granted).  The appeal must also be accompanied by the completed OLT appeal form.  If you wish to appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT), the Appeal Form and Appeal Fee Reduction Request Form are available from the Tribunal website at https://olt.gov.on.ca/appeals-process/forms/ or by contacting the Township if you do not have access to the internet.

A copy 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, are available for inspection at the Township office or by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 during regular office hours referencing Application File No. Z2023-01.  Questions related to the application should be directed to Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner or Navada Sargent, Planning & Recreation Coordinator.

Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a by-law to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT).  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 Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

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 28th day of March, 2023.

 

Image of key map showing subject property for file Z2023 01.

Notice of adoption for official plan amendment (OPA NO. 18) and public meeting

PLANNING ACT, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13

NOTICE OF ADOPTION

OF AN OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT BY

THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF LAURENTIAN VALLEY

 

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley passed

By-Law No. 2023-01-002, to adopt Official Plan Amendment No. 18 (OPA No. 18) to the Official Plan of the Township of Laurentian Valley on the 24th day of January, 2023, under Sections 17 and 21 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, as amended.

 

PURPOSE, EFFECT & LOCATION OF OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT

OPA No. 18 (Township File O-2022-01):

 

The purpose of the proposed Official Plan Amendment is to update certain policies in Section 19, Implementation and Interpretation, in response to provincial planning direction and recent changes to the Planning Act. Amendments include new requirements for Site Plans and Complete Planning Act Applications including Official Plan Amendments, Zoning By-law Amendments, consent applications and subdivision/condominium applications; providing the Township with the ability to mandate pre-consultation/pre-application reviews on planning applications; and providing the Township with the ability to delegate the approval of temporary use by-laws and/or other zoning by-law amendments considered minor in nature, including the removal of holding zones.

 

As the Official Plan Amendment affects all lands throughout the Township of Laurentian Valley, a key map is not provided.

 

EFFECT OF PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON DECISION

Verbal and written comments received from the Public at the Public Meeting were considered by Council prior to a decision being made.  No changes to the proposed amendment were made as a result of the public comments.

 

A COPY of the proposed Official Plan Amendment and any additional related information is available for inspection by at the Township office during regular office hours or by calling 613-735-6291 or emailing nsargent@lvtownship.ca quoting File No. 02022-01 (OPA # 18) and arrangements will be made to provide you with any requested materials. Questions should be directed to either Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner or Navada Sargent, Planning & Recreation Coordinator. Alternatively, as the County of Renfrew is the Approval Authority you may also contact the County of Renfrew Planning Department for any materials related to the Amendment using the contact information indicated below or by calling the County Planning Department at 613-735-7288.

 

ANY PERSON OR PUBLIC BODY will be entitled to receive notice of the proposed decision of the Approval Authority which is the County of Renfrew, if a written request to be notified of the decision is made to the County of Renfrew, Department of Property and Development, Attention: Mr. Bruce Howarth, MCIP, RPP, Manager of Planning Services, 9 International Drive, Pembroke, Ontario, K8A 6W5; Fax No. 613-735-2081; E-mail: bhowarth@countyofrenfrew.on.ca  

 

PLEASE NOTE that one of the purposes of the Planning Act is to provide for planning processes that are open, accessible, timely and efficient. Accordingly, 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. Accordingly, in providing any such information, you shall be deemed to have consented to its use and disclosure as part of the planning process.

 

DATED at the Township of Laurentian Valley this 27th day of January, 2023.

 Notice of proposed official plan amendment (OPA NO. 18) and public meeting

Township of Laurentian Valley

Notice of proposed official plan amendment (OPA NO. 18) and public meeting 

 

In the matter of Sections 17, 21 and 22 Planning Act, the Township of Laurentian Valley hereby gives notice of the following:

 

(1) A proposed amendment to the Township of Laurentian Valley Official Plan, being Amendment Number 18 (OPA No. 18) to the Township of Laurentian Valley Official Plan; and

(2) A public meeting regarding the proposed OPA No. 18.

 

Subject Lands:

The Official Plan Amendment affects all lands throughout the Township of Laurentian Valley, therefore a key map of the affected lands is not provided.

 

Public Meeting:

A public meeting to inform the public of the proposed Official Plan Amendment will be held on Tuesday January 10, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. at the Township Municipal Offices at 460 Witt Road, Pembroke ON.

Participation can be in-person attendance at the meeting or special arrangements can be made for you to participate virtually but you must contact the Township Office to register to participate virtually by no later than noon on January 9, 2023. The meeting may also be viewed on the Township of Laurentian Valley’s YouTube channel.

 

Purpose of the Proposed Official Plan Amendment:

The purpose of the proposed Official Plan Amendment is to update certain policies in Section 19, Implementation and Interpretation, in response to provincial planning direction and recent changes to the Planning Act. Amendments include new requirements for Site Plans and Complete Planning Act Applications including Official Plan Amendments, Zoning By-law Amendments, consent applications and subdivision/condominium applications; providing the Township with the ability to mandate pre-consultation/pre-application reviews on planning applications; and providing the Township with the ability to delegate the approval of temporary use by-laws and/or other zoning by-law amendments considered minor in nature, including the removal of holding zones.

Additional information regarding the Official Plan amendment is available for inspection at the Township of Laurentian Valley municipal office during regular office hours or by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 or emailing info@lvtownship.ca quoting File No. O2022-01.  Questions related to the application should be directed to Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner or Navada Sargent, Planning and Recreation Coordinator.

If you wish to be notified of the adoption of the proposed Official Plan amendment, or of the refusal of a request to amend the Official Plan, or for further information, you must make a written request to the Township Planner as set out at the address below.

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the County of Renfrew (the Approval Authority) to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to Township of Laurentian Valley or the County of Renfrew before the proposed official plan amendment is adopted, 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 County of Renfrew (the Approval Authority) before the proposed official plan amendment is adopted, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

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 15th day of December, 2022.

 

Lauree J. Armstrong, MCIP, RPP, Township Planner, Township of Laurentian Valley

460 Witt Road, Pembroke, ON K8A 6W5

Phone: 613-735-6291 ext 203; Fax: 613-735-5820; info@lvtownship.ca

 

Township of Laurentian Valley Official Plan Review

Why are we reviewing the Official Plan?

Municipalities are required to update their Official Plan at least every five years, in accordance with Section 26 of the Ontario Planning Act.  An Official Plan is a legal document which contains goals, objectives, and policies to guide land use, development, and growth in the Township of Laurentian Valley.

We are starting a review of the Official Plan to see if it conforms with the latest provincial policies and the County of Renfrew Official Plan.  The Official Plan Review also provides an opportunity for Council and the community to express their opinions about the official plan and to ensure that this key document continues to address local priorities and evolving community needs.  Your insights and input will help inform and shape the updated Official Plan.

The Municipality is also completing a background review and will consider the Strategic Plan, other municipal master plans and reports as part of this project to help inform any updated Official Plan policies.  Prior to any updates occurring additional public consultation will happen.

How Do I Get Involved?

We encourage you to get involved and share your thoughts and comments through out the process.  This is just the beginning step of the process and there will be future opportunities as the process moves forward and documents are developed, including statutory meetings, as well as, informal opportunities to ask questions and get involved.

You are invited to provide input in several ways:

1.    Review materials online:

As the Official Plan Review progresses, documents and materials will be made available on the Municipality’s website lvtownship.ca for review.  For those without access to the internet, alternate arrangements for viewing materials can be made by contacting the Township office.

2.    Share your ideas & questions:

Visit the website to click on the link to submit your ideas and questions about the Official Plan Review.  Future ways to get involved as the process moves forward will be posted at a later date.

3.    Provide written comments:

Written comments about the Official Plan Review can also be submitted via mail or delivery to the Township office at 460 Witt Road (a mail slot is available at the door) or by email to opreview@lvtownship.ca  Please allow time for your comments to be received in advance of the meeting when submitting written comments.

Please send your comments by regular mail to Township of Laurentian Valley, Attention: Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner, 460 Witt Road, Pembroke ON  K8A 6W5 or by Email: opreview@lvtownship.ca

4.    Participate in a Special Meeting of Municipal Council:

Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: To be held virtually, see information below:

A Special Council meeting will be held at 5:30 pm on Tuesday November 23rd, 2021, in accordance with Sections 26(3) and (4) of the Planning Act, to initiate the Township of Laurentian Valley Official Plan Review and discuss the revisions that may be required. Due to COVID-19, the format of Statutory Public Meetings has changed and are currently taking place virtually. The meeting will also be broadcast live at 5:30 p.m. on November 23, 2021 on the Laurentian Valley YouTube channel.  There are many ways for you to participate, including by phone, computer or sending written comments ahead of time.

You may provide comments at the public meeting by phone or online through ZOOM. Only those that register beforehand will be permitted to participate in this meeting.   Instructions on how to connect to the electronic meeting will be available closer to the Special Meeting date.  If you would like to participate in the public hearing, please email opreview@lvtownship.ca or call 613-735-6291 by Thursday November 18, 2021 at 12:30 pm. Leave your name and phone number. Staff will return your call and provide participation options and details for how to connect to the meeting within a couple days prior to the meeting.

What is an Official Plan?

The Official Plan for the Township of Laurentian Valley is a legal document under the Planning Act Official Plan adopted by Council on July 23, 2002, approved by the County of Renfrew with modifications on June 30, 2004 and by the Ontario Municipal Board by oral decision December 10, 2004.  The Official Plan is a strategic planning document which guides the growth, development, and land use changes in the Township.  The Official Plan (OP) determines how the Township will manage issues such as: residential growth, housing, commercial development, aggregate, agriculture, natural heritage and climate change, ie. stormwater management, to name a few.  The Township’s current Official Plan including both text and map schedules and a further explanation of what an Official Plan is can be viewed on the website.

The Official Plan is required to be consistent with the provincial requirements for land use planning as expressed in the Provincial Policy Statement 2020 and interpreted for how those policies apply in the Renfrew County municipalities.  There is also a requirement for the Township’s Official Plan to conform to any applicable policies in the County of Renfrew Official Plan.   Section 15.0 of the County Official Plan sets out what the Township needs to consider when undertaking an Official Plan review.

 

Notice of Decision for Official Plan Amendment No. 31 to the County of Renfrew Official Plan

Currently all of the policies of the County of Renfrew Official Plan apply to all lands in the Township of Laurentian Valley and must be considered in all decisions under the Planning Act.  Proposed Official Plan Amendment No. 31 to the County of Renfrew Official Plan affects lands in the Township of Laurentian Valley by changing the policies to return it to the approach that was in place prior to the March 26, 2020, decision of the MMAH so that the majority of the Plan does not apply to the Township as the Township of Laurentian Valley has its own Official Plan, with the exception being  Section 15.0 - Local Official Plan Township of Laurentian Valley which provides guidance for the Township Official Plan review. 

 

OPA No. 31 was passed by County Council on August 19, 2021.  To view the notice of decision as well as details related to appeals to the Land Tribunal Ontario (LTO) can be viewed on our website or on the County website.

 

For information on the County of Renfrew Official Plan and OPA No. 31, visit the County of Renfrew website or contact the County of Renfrew Planning Department at 613-735-6291.

 

Download the full Notice Decision

Notice of Second Public Meeting - Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2021 05 (Webster)

The Corporation the Township of Laurentian Valley
Notice of Application for Zoning By-law Amendment and Notice of Second Public Meeting

Second Notice for Z2021 05

Take Notice that the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley will hold a second electronic public meeting on September 21, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. to further consider the proposed amendment to Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 08-04-391 of the Township of Laurentian Valley.  As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic the public meeting will be virtual.  The amendment has been prepared in accordance with the provisions of Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, as amended. 

As this will be an electronic public meeting where there will be no physical in person attendance by the public due to COVID-19, there will be opportunities provided to watch the meeting live and provide input electronically, as well as, a variety of other opportunities to submit your comments, concerns or support for the application, prior to the meeting, so that they can be considered by council prior to a decision being made on the application.

Purpose, Effect & Location of Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2021 05

The purpose of the amendment is to allow a bed and breakfast establishment as part of an existing single detached dwelling.  The Zoning By-law definition for BED AND BREAKFAST ESTABLISHMENT means an owner-occupied single detached dwelling or portion thereof in which there are no more than three (3) guest rooms, used or maintained for hire or gain on a temporary or day-to-day basis, as accommodation with or without meals, for other persons, particularly tourists or vacationers.  This definition shall not include a motel, hotel, apartment dwelling house, boarding house, rooming house, restaurant or any other establishment defined in this By-law.

The effect of the amendment is to establish a Limited Service Residential – Exception Three Zone (LSR–E3) zone with a special provision that adds a bed and breakfast establishment as a permitted use on the subject property and also to rezone the property from Limited Service Residential (LSR) to “Limited Service Residential–Exception Three Zone (LSR–E3)”.

It is noted that the same application was discussed at a Public Meeting held on June 1, 2021 and a decision was not made as additional information was requested by Council and the Applicant had proposed a revision to the application.  The Applicant has since requested that the original application as filed remain as the amendment to be considered and has provided additional information in support of the application.

The lands affected by the Amendment are located at 1227 Burns Drive within Part Lot 18, Concession 2, 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 (Z2021 05) are available for inspection by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 during regular office hours or by emailing info@lvtownship.ca quoting File No. Z2021 05.   Arrangements will be made to provide you with a copy of any requested materials.  Additional information may also be posted on the Township website.

Questions related to the application should be directed to Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner or Navada Sargent, Planning & Recreation Coordinator. 

Any person may participate in the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed amendment.  You are strongly encouraged to contact the Township if you have any questions and either provide written or verbal comments to Township Staff prior to the Public Meeting.  To ensure that your comments are clearly understood and received prior to Council making a decision, you are strongly encouraged to speak with Township Staff and submit written comments prior to the Public Meeting even if you intend to provide verbal comments at the electronic Public Meeting.  Instructions on how to connect to the electronic public meeting will be available closer the Meeting date by checking the Council Meeting Agenda for September 21, 2021 on the Township website or by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 or at info@lvtownship.ca requesting information on how to access the September 21, 2021 Public Meeting. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work to limit the spread of COVID-19.

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Township of Laurentian Valley to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) 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 Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

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 at the mailing address below or by email at info@lvtownship.ca.  

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 1st of September, 2021

 

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

larmstrong@lvtownship.ca