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

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 Passing for Application for Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2020 05 (Shaw Subdivision)

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. 2021-09-050 on the 21st day of September, 2021, 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. Z2020-05:

The purpose of the amendment is to permit a proposed 8-lot residential plan of subdivision and satisfy conditions of draft plan approval for County of Renfrew Subdivision File No. 47T-18005 and implement recommendations of the Natural Environment Assessment and Archaeological Assessments and enhance protections to natural heritage features as well as reflect the proposed lot configuration of the subdivision.  The revised application reflects a revised lot layout in response to requirements to address other conditions of draft plan approval and to recognize that the lots may front on a common elements condominium road.  The amendment is also to protect the Hazley Bay/Lisk Bay Provincially Significant Wetland (PSW) complex from any potential negative impacts as a result of development on adjacent lands, by establishing specific buffer areas where no development is permitted and where lands are to be maintained in a natural vegetated state for the protection of the adjacent Provincially Significant Wetland features and other heritage features.

The effect of the amendment is to also rezone the proposed subdivision lands from Residential One (R1) to Residential One-Exception Forty-Three-holding (R1-E43-h); Environmental Protection-Exception Eleven-holding (EP-E11-h); Environmental Protection-Exception Twelve-holding (EP-E12-h); and Open Space (OS).  All lands that are within the Hazley Bay Lisk Bay Provincially Significant Wetland (PSW) complex and the subject lands remain part of the Natural Heritage Feature (NHF) overlay zone, and for ease of viewing, a new Schedule A-23 will be added to the Zoning By-law for the subdivision lands. 

The provisions of the R1-E43 zone include specific provisions related to areas of the lots that cannot be developed and must remain in a natural state to protect the PSW/ natural heritage features, to establish certain site specific minimum water setbacks and to recognize that the lots may front on a common elements condominium road.  The provisions of the EP-E11 zone include special provisions related to 30 metre buffer areas to the PSW to remain in a natural vegetated state and to protect cultural and natural heritage features and the EP-E12 zone provisions include 10 metre buffer areas from interior wetland features to remain in a naturally vegetated state.

The future development lands that are part of the landholding but are outside the proposed subdivision, will be rezoned from Residential One (R1) to Open Space (OS).

The rezoning will establish the principle of development of the subject lands and the holding zone will remain in place until the conditions of draft plan approval are satisfied, including the entering into of a Subdivision Agreement between the Owner and the Township of Laurentian Valley.  The conditions for removal of the holding zone are also set out in a resolution of Council passed at the September 21, 2021 meeting.

The lands affected by the Amendment and the Plan of Subdivision are located on Part Lots 57A, 57B and 68B, Plan 383; Part 1, Plan 49R-6796; Part of former Blocks 20 and 21, Plan 616; Part of Peninsula B and Part Lot 6, Concession 4, geographic Township of Pembroke, as shown on the Key Map.

Copies of the proposed amendment, material provided under Section 34 (10.1) of the Planning Act and any additional information relating to the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment (Application File No. Z2020-05) 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. Z2020-05.

Effect of Public Consultation on Decision

Written submissions were received from the Public and Public Bodies prior to the first public meeting held on June 16, 2020, and changes were incorporated into the amendment as passed by Council to address those comments.  Additional written comments were received from the public prior to the second public meeting on September 21, 2021.  No oral submissions were made by members of the Public at the either Public Meeting.  All comments were considered by Council prior to making a decision.

And 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 13th day of October, 2021, 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.

A copy of the proposed amendment, material provided under Section 34 (10.7) of the Planning Act and any additional information relating to the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment (Application File No. Z2020-05), is available by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 during regular office hours or by emailing nsargent@lvtownship.ca quoting File No. Z2020-05 and arrangements will be made to provide you with a copy of any requested materials by mail, email or by other special arrangement due to COVID-19 measures.  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 23rd of September, 2021

 

Image of key map showing subject property for zoning by-law amendment file Z2020 05.

Notice of Passing for Application for Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2021 09 (Sack)

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. 2021-09-041 on the 7th day of September, 2021, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13.

Purpose, Effect & Location of Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2021-09:

The purpose of the amendment is to allow for a secondary dwelling unit to be constructed on lands that are within 120 m of a Provincially Significant Wetland (the Hazley Bay/Lisk Bay PSW complex) and subject to the provisions of the Natural Heritage Feature (NHF) Overlay Zone.  A concurrent application for consent (County of Renfrew File No. B81/21) has been filed to create the new approximately 1.01 hectare (2.5 acre) residential building lot and has received conditional approval.  An Environmental Impact Study (EIS) prepared by Ravenwood Environmental for the proposed residential lot was submitted in support of the consent application to demonstrate that the proposed residential development on the lot would have no negative impacts on the natural features or the ecological functions for which the PSW is identified.  The lands are currently vacant and the secondary dwelling unit is proposed to be constructed as part of the proposed dwelling building to be erected on the severed lot.  The amendment will also correctly capture a small portion of the PSW at the rear of the property correctly in the Environmental Protection (EP) zone.

The effect of the amendment is to rezone the subject lands from Rural (RU) to Rural – Exception Eighty (RU-E80) and establish special provisions for the RU-E80 zone to permit a secondary dwelling unit within the same structure as the primary dwelling unit.   The effect of the amendment is to also rezone a small portion of land in the Hazley Bay/Lisk Bay Provincially Significant Wetland (PSW) at the rear of the severed lot from Rural (RU) to Environmental Protection (EP).

The lands affected by the Amendment are located on Greenwood Road (County Road No. 40), within Part Lot 8, 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 (Application File No. Z2021-09) 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. Z2021-09.

Effect of Public Consultation on Decision

No written submissions were received and no oral submissions were made at the Public Meeting by members of the Public or Public Agencies.

And 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 28th day of September, 2021, 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.

A copy of the proposed amendment, material provided under Section 34 (10.7) of the Planning Act and any additional information relating to the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment (Application File No. Z2021-09), is available by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 during regular office hours or by emailing nsargent@lvtownship.ca quoting File No. Z2021-09 and arrangements will be made to provide you with a copy of any requested materials by mail, email or by other special arrangement due to COVID-19 measures.  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 8th of September, 2021

Image of key map showing subject property for file Z2021 09.

 

Notice of Application of Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2021 09 and Public Meeting of September 7, 2021

Take Notice that pursuant to the requirements of Section 34(10.7) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, as amended, the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley advises that an application for amendment to Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 08-04-391 of the Township of Laurentian Valley has been received and was deemed to be a complete application pursuant to the requirements of the Planning Act.  And further, take notice that as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley will hold an electronic public meeting on September 7, 2021 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 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 09

The purpose of the amendment is to allow for a secondary dwelling unit to be constructed on lands that are within 120 m of a Provincially Significant Wetland (the Hazley Bay/Lisk Bay PSW complex) and subject to the provisions of the Natural Heritage Feature (NHF) Overlay Zone.  A concurrent application for consent (County of Renfrew File No. B81/21) has been filed to create the new approximately 1.01 hectare (2.5 acre) residential building lot and has received conditional approval.  An Environmental Impact Study (EIS) prepared by Ravenwood Environmental for the proposed residential lot was submitted in support of the consent application to demonstrate that the proposed residential development on the lot would have no negative impacts on the natural features or the ecological functions for which the PSW is identified.  The lands are currently vacant and the secondary dwelling unit is proposed to be constructed as part of the proposed dwelling building to be erected on the severed lot.  The amendment will also correctly capture a small portion of the PSW at the rear of the property correctly in the Environmental Protection (EP) zone.

The effect of the amendment is to rezone the subject lands from Rural (RU) to Rural – Exception Eighty (RU-E80) and establish special provisions for the RU-E80 zone to permit a secondary dwelling unit within the same structure as the primary dwelling unit.   The effect of the amendment is to also rezone a small portion of land in the Hazley Bay/Lisk Bay Provincially Significant Wetland (PSW) at the rear of the severed lot from Rural (RU) to Environmental Protection (EP).

The lands affected by the Amendment are located on Greenwood Road (County Road No. 40), within Part Lot 8, 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 09) 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 09.   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 7, 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 7, 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 18th of August, 2021

Image of key map showing subject property for file Z2021 09.

Notice of Passing for Application for Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2021 07 (Rowan)

 

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. 2021-07-033 on the 20th day of July, 2021, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13.

Purpose, Effect & Location of Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2021-07:

The purpose of the amendment is to permit renovations within the existing multi-residential building to increase the number of dwelling units from four to five.  The proposed renovation would divide an existing two-bedroom unit into two separate one-bedroom units.  The proposed renovations are fully contained within the existing building with no additions being proposed to the size of the existing building.

The effect of the amendment is to revise the provisions of the Highway Commercial – Exception Twenty-Eight (HC-E28) Zone to increase the maximum number of units permitted in the existing multi-residential building to five (5) dwelling units.

The lands affected by the Amendment are located at 1423 Pembroke Street East (Provincial Highway 148), in Part Lot 12, Concession 2, FAL, geographic Township of Pembroke, in the Township of Laurentian Valley, as shown on the key map.

Copies of the proposed amendment, material provided under Section 34 (10.1) of the Planning Act and any additional information relating to the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment (Application File No. Z2021-07) 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. Z2021-07.

Effect of public consultation on decision

No written submissions were received and no oral submissions were made at the Public Meeting by members of the Public or Public Agencies.

And 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 11th day of August, 2021, 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 & 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.

A copy of the proposed amendment, material provided under Section 34 (10.7) of the Planning Act and any additional information relating to the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment (File No. Z2021-07), is available by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 during regular office hours or by emailing nsargent@lvtownship.ca quoting File No. Z2021-07 and arrangements will be made to provide you with a copy of any requested materials by mail, email or by other special arrangement due to COVID-19 measures.  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 of July, 2021

A key map  of approximate location of subject lands proposed by zoning by-law amendment file no. Z2021-07.

Notice of Passing for Application for Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2021 08 (135369 Ontario Ltd.)

Form 1 - Planning Act, R.S.O 1990, c.p.13, as amended

Notice of the passing of a 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. 2021-07-033 on the 20th day of July, 2021, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13.

Purpose, effect and location of zoning by-law amendment (application Z-2021-08)

The purpose of the amendment is to rezone lands so that the entire area of a proposed severed lot at 1076 B Line Road is zoned to recognize the existing commercial garage/ large vehicle and heavy equipment repair establishment and to also rezone the proposed retained lot at 1082 B Line Road to recognize the existing single detached residential dwelling.   The amendments are required as a condition of a concurrent application for consent (County of Renfrew Consent File No. B18/21) to ensure that the zoning correctly reflected the existing uses of the lots and building locations.

The effect of the amendment is as follows: Item 1: to rezone lands from General Industrial (GM) to Rural Residential-Exception Thirteen (RR-E13) and establish special provisions in the RR-E13 zone to establish a minimum lot frontage of 41 metres and existing performance standards (setbacks) of the existing house and buildings; and Item 2: to rezone lands from General Industrial (GM) and Rural (RU) to General Industrial – Exception Ten (GM-E10) and to establish special provisions in the GM-E10 zone to recognize the existing setbacks of the existing commercial/industrial buildings.

Lands affected by the Amendment are as follows: Item 1: 1082 B Line Road, being Part Lot 7, Concession B, in the geographic Township of Alice and Item 2: 1076 B Line Road, being Part 1, Plan 49R-1628 and Part 1, Plan 49R-18285, Part Lot 7, Concession B, 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 (Application File No. Z2021-08) 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. Z2021-08.

Effect of public consultation on decision

No written submissions were received and no oral submissions were made at the Public Meeting by members of the Public or Public Agencies.

And 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 11th day of August, 2021, 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.

A copy of the proposed amendment, material provided under Section 34 (10.7) of the Planning Act and any additional information relating to the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment (Application File No. Z2021-08), is available by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 during regular office hours or by emailing nsargent@lvtownship.ca quoting File No. Z2021-08 and arrangements will be made to provide you with a copy of any requested materials by mail, email or by other special arrangement due to COVID-19 measures.  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 of July, 2021

A key map of the approximate location of subject lands proposed by zoning by-law amendment file no. Z2021-08.

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.

 

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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