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

 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.

Z2022 10 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. 2023-01-001 on the 24th day of January, 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. Z2022 10

The purpose of the proposed amendment is to add a gymnastics club as a permitted use in an existing building on the subject lands. 

The effect of the amendment is to establish a General Industrial – Exception Eleven (GM-E11) zone with a special exception that adds a Gymnastics Club as a permitted use in addition to the uses permitted in the GM zone, to establish a definition for “Gymnastics Club” and to also rezone the subject lands from “General Industrial (GM)” to “General Industrial – Exception Eleven (GM-E11)”.

The lands affected by the Amendment are located on a lot known municipally as 900 Bruham Ave (County Road 58), being Part 1 on Plan 49R-7520, Lots 395 to 398 on Judge’s Plan 366, within Part Lot 32, Concession 1, 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 (Application File No. Z2022-10) are available for inspection by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 during regular office hours or by emailing nsargent@lvtownship.ca quoting File No. Z2022-10.

Effect of Public Consultation on Decision

No written or oral submissions were received 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 Tuesday, the 14th day of February, 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 (Application File No. Z2022-10), is available for inspection at the Township office or by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 during regular office hours quoting File No. Z2022-10.  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 25th day of January, 2023.

 

Image of key map showing subject property for file Z2021 10.

Z2022 10 Notice for Zoning Bylaw Amendment and January 10, 2023 Public Mtg 

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 10, 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. Z2022 10

The purpose of the proposed amendment to add a gymnastics club as a permitted use in an existing building on the subject lands. 

The effect of the amendment is to establish a General Industrial – Exception Eleven (GM-E11) zone with a special exception that adds a Gymnastics Club as a permitted use in addition to the uses permitted in the GM zone, to establish a definition for “Gymnastics Club” and to also rezone the subject lands from “General Industrial (GM)” to “General Industrial – Exception Eleven (GM-E11)”.

The lands affected by the Amendment are located on a lot known municipally as 900 Bruham Ave (County Road 58), being Part 1 on Plan 49R-7520, Lots 395 to 398 on Judge’s Plan 366, within Part Lot 32, Concession 1, 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. Z2022 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. Z2022 10.   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 4:00 pm on January 9, 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 21st day of December, 2022.

 

 Image of key map showing subject property for file Z2022 10.

 

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

 

MV2022 03 Notice of Minor Variance Application and December 13, 2022 Committee of Adjustment Public Mtg

The Corporation the Township of Laurentian Valley
Notice of Public Meeting
to Consider an Application for Minor Variance

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, December 13, 2022, 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 December 12, 2022, 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 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.  If a person or public body that files an appeal of a decision of the Township of Laurentian Valley Committee of Adjustment 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 your comments are clearly understood and received prior to the Committee of Adjustment 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 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 1st day of December, 2022.

Image of key map showing subject property for file MV2022 03.

 

 

Z2022 08 Second Notice for Zoning Bylaw Amendment and November 1 2022 Public Mtg 

The Corporation the Township of Laurentian Valley

Notice of Application of Zoning By-law Amendment and Notice of Second Public Meeting

Take Notice the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley will hold a second public meeting on November 1, 2022 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 known as File Application Z2022 08.  This meeting is further to the initial statutory public meeting held on September 6, 2022.   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 purpose of the second notice is to provide additional information on proposed changes to the zoning by-law amendment being considered, that are being contemplated in order to address comments received by the public as part of the public consultation process.

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 no later than 4:00 pm on October 31, 2022, 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 council prior to a decision being made on the application.

Purpose, Effect & Location of Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2022 08

The purpose of the amendment is to rezone lands to permit a kennel and canine (dog) daycare as a home-based business accessory to the existing residential dwelling and to allow that business to use an existing 110.7 square metre outbuilding and to establish site specific setbacks.

In order to address concerns raised during the public consultation process, the use of a holding zone is also being proposed in order to establish the principle of development and how the use will be allowed but provided a tool to allow for a temporary trial period. The holding zone will be used to authorize the use on a temporary basis only for a period of one year after which the use can become permanent, but only if specified conditions for removal of the holding zone are met.  After the one-year period if the established conditions have been met to the Township’s satisfaction, the holding symbol would be removed to authorize the use on a permanent basis.  It is noted that the process for removal of the holding symbol includes the ability for the property owner to appeal if the Township does not remove the holding symbol and it is demonstrated that the conditions have been met, but that process does not include the ability for others to appeal that decision.

The effect of the amendment is to establish a Rural-Exception Eighty-Three (RU-E83) zone with special provisions including: adding a kennel and canine daycare as a home-based business accessory to an existing dwelling; establishing a definition for canine daycare definition; limiting the maximum number of dogs not owned by the property owner to be kept or minded to 10; requiring outdoor areas where dogs may be off-leash to be fenced; establishing a minimum setback for the use from existing dwellings on another lot of 100 metres and permitting the business to operate in an accessory structure with a maximum gross floor area of 110 square metres. 

The subject lands will also be rezoned from “Rural (RU)” to “Rural – Exception Eighty-Three-holding (RU-E83-h)”.  The amendment will also establish that the permitted uses while the holding symbol is in place, will be existing uses and the uses currently permitted in the Rural (RU) zone, however the kennel and canine daycare uses will only be permitted for a period of one year.

The conditions for removal of the holding zone will be established by resolution of Council and would stipulate that there cannot have been any convictions related to the property for contraventions of the Township’s noise control by-law, pet control by-law or any other municipal by-law, and that a site plan agreement is entered into with the Township and is registered on title.

The lands affected by the Amendment are located on a lot known municipally as 2249 Ross Road, being Part 1 on Plan 49R-13943, in Part Lot 6, Concession 5, 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 (Z2022 08) are available for inspection by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 during regular office hours or by emailing nsargent@lvtownship.ca quoting File No. Z2022 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 comments to Township Planner prior to the Public Meeting.   Comments previously submitted remain part of the file and do not need to be resubmitted.

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 larmstrong@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 of October, 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

Z2022 09 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. 2022-10-050 on the 11th day of October, 2022, under Sections 34, 39 and 39.1 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13.

Purpose, Effect & Location of Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2022 09

The purpose of the proposed amendment is to pass a temporary use by-law to permit a “garden suite” as a temporary use on a property also occupied by an existing single detached residential dwelling.  The Planning Act defines a garden suite as a one-unit detached residential structure containing bathroom and kitchen facilities that is ancillary to an existing residential structure and that is designed to be portable.  The Planning Act allows for a 20-year initial term for a temporary use for a garden suite to broaden the housing options. An exception is also required from the minimum setback for new residential uses from lands zoned for extraction.  As there are existing dwellings in the area closer to other lands zoned EMR than the proposed garden suite location, an exception exempting the temporary use for the garden suite from the usual setback from extractive zones is also being provided.

The effect of the amendment is to establish a Rural-Exception Eighty-Four-temporary (RU-E84-t) zone to permit a garden suite on the subject property, establish, an expiration date for the temporary use as October 11, 2042, and provide an exemption from the minimum setback from an EMR zone per Section 3.27(a)(iv) for the garden suite location. Upon the expiration of the twenty year period, Council may by by-law grant further periods of not more than three years each during which the temporary use may continue to be authorized. At such time as the garden suite is no longer required or the temporary use by-law expires and is not extended, the garden suite is then to be removed from the property.  The subject lands will also be rezoned from “Rural (RU)” to “Rural – Exception Eighty-Four-temporary (RU-E84-t)”.

The lands affected by the Amendment are located on a lot known municipally as 980 Sandy Beach Road, being Part 1 on Plan 49R-15054, in Part Lot 25, Concession 9, 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. Z2022-09) 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. Z2022-09.

Effect of Public Consultation on Decision

No written or oral submissions were received 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 2nd day of November, 2022, 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 (10.1) of the Planning Act and any additional information relating to the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment (Application File No. Z2022-09), is available for inspection at the Township office or by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 during regular office hours quoting File No. Z2022-09.  You may attend to the office to view the materials and/or arrangements can 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 13th day of October, 2022

 

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Z2022 09 Notice of Application for Zoning Bylaw Amendment and Oct 11 2022 Public Mtg 

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 October 11, 2022 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, 39 and 39.1 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. Z2022 09

The purpose of the proposed amendment is to pass a temporary use by-law to permit the use of a “garden suite” as a temporary use on a property also occupied by an existing single detached residential dwelling.  The Planning Act defines a garden suite as a one-unit detached residential structure containing bathroom and kitchen facilities that is ancillary to an existing residential structure and that is designed to be portable.  The Planning Act allows for a 20-year initial term for a temporary use for a garden suite to broaden the housing options. As there are existing dwellings in the area closer to other lands zoned EMR than the proposed garden suite location, an exception exempting the temporary use for the garden suite in the usual setback area from EMR is also being provided.

The effect of the amendment is to establish a Rural-Exception Eighty-Four-temporary (RU-E84-t) zone to permit a garden suite on the subject property, establish, an expiration date for the temporary use as October 11, 2042, and provide an exemption from the minimum setback from an EMR zone per Section 3.27(a)(iv) for the garden suite location. Upon the expiration of the twenty year period, Council may by by-law grant further periods of not more than three years each during which the temporary use may continue to be authorized. At such time as the garden suite is no longer required or the temporary use by-law expires and is not extended, the garden suite is then to be removed from the property.  The subject lands will also be rezoned from “Rural (RU)” to “Rural – Exception Eighty-Four-temporary (RU-E84-t)”.

The lands affected by the Amendment are located on a lot known municipally as 980 Sandy Beach Road, being Part 1 on Plan 49R-15054, in Part Lot 25, Concession 9, 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 (Z2022 09) are available for inspection by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 during regular office hours or by emailing nsargent@lvtownship.ca  quoting File No. Z2022 09.   Arrangements will be made for 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 public meeting electronically, please contact the Township office for instructions on how to connect as the information will be available closer to the Meeting date.  You should contact either Navada Sargent or Lori Dennis, Deputy Clerk to register to attend electronically prior to the meeting date by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 or by emailing nsargent@lvtownship.ca

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 21st day of September, 2022.

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Z2022 08 Notice of Application for Zoning Bylaw Amendment and Sept 6 2022 Public Mtg 

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.  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 6, 2022 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 on YouTube and also to provide input electronically through ZOOM, 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. Z2022 08

The purpose of the amendment is to rezone lands to permit a dog (canine) daycare/kennel as a home-based business, accessory to the existing residential dwelling and for that business to use an existing 110.7 square metre outbuilding. 

The effect of the amendment is to establish a Rural-Exception Eighty-Three (RU-E83) zone with special provisions including: adding a canine daycare and kennel as a home-based business accessory to an existing dwelling; establishing a definition for canine daycare definition; limiting the maximum number of dogs not owned by the property owner to be kept or minded to 15; requiring outdoor areas where dogs may be offleash to be fenced; and permitting the business to operate in an accessory structure with a maximum gross floor area of 110 square metres.  The subject lands will also be rezoned from “Rural (RU)” to “Rural – Exception Eighty-Three (RU-E83)”.

The lands affected by the Amendment are located on a lot known municipally as 2249 Ross Road, being Part 1 on Plan 49R-13943, in Part Lot 6, Concession 5, 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 (Z2022 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. Z2022 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 electronic Public Meeting.  Instructions on how to connect to the electronic public meeting will be available closer to the Meeting date by checking the Council Meeting Agenda for September 6, 2022 on the Township website or by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 or at info@lvtownship.ca 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 10th day of August, 2022.

 

Lauree J. Armstrong, MCIP, RPP, Township Planner

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