2017 Zoning By-Law Review
Zoning By-Law Comprehensive Review
The Township has retained MHBC Planning to complete a comprehensive review of its Zoning By-law. The Zoning By-law is a legal document that specifies how land can be used through regulations (property setbacks, building heights etc.) and permissions (residential, commercial, agricultural, etc). The Township's current by-law is 16 years old and requires an update as a result of the recent approval of the Township's new Official Plan in 2016. The Planning Act requires that municipalities amend their Zoning By-laws within three (3) years of a new Official Plan being in effect. It is also important to ensure the Zoning By-law reflects current practices, changes to provincial policy, and supports the strategic directions of the Township.
The consultants are currently reviewing all components of the Zoning By-law including a detailed assessment of all zoning categories. The primary objective of this review will be to ensure that it is consistent with the new Official Plan. This review will also ensure that the Zoning By-law is reflective of current standards and best practices.
The first Open House to launch the project was held on June 1, 2017 at the Ripley Huron Community Centre. The presentation is available here.
Property Owners and Interested Parties are invited to attend a Public Open House to discuss the preparation of the new Township of Huron-Kinloss Zoning By-Law scheduled for Saturday, September 9th, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Ripley Huron Community Centre- 17 Queen Street. The Draft Zoning By-Law and schedules are attached here. There will be further public meetings throughout the process and Notice will be provided. It is anticipated that the final draft of zoning bylaw will be before Council by November/December 2017. Please contact Sonya Watson at the Township if you wish to stay informed and be notified of any future meetings or decisions associated with the comprehensive review.
Property owners can access the following mapping application, find their property and view their property specific zoning. Township of Huron-Kinloss Zoning By-Law online mapping application
Comments regarding the zoning by-law will be received throughout the process and must be submitted in writing. The attached comment sheet can be used for this purpose.
Note, any applications for Zoning By-law amendments or minor variances may be made during the comprehensive review process in accordance with the Planning Act and will be considered on their own merits under the provisions of existing Zoning By-law 2001-87.