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Planning is the process of managing and directing land use to ensure efficient use of land and resources for the long-term viability and vitality of the City.
Planning in Ontario is governed by the Province through the Planning Act. The Planning Act sets out the processes that the City must follow when processing, reviewing, and undertaking planning-related projects and applications. The Planning Act also requires that planning recommendations and decisions must be consistent with other policy statements issued the Provincial Government, such as the Provincial Policy Statement and the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario. Further information on planning and planning-related matters and legislation is available from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
Under the Planning Act the City is required to create and implement its own policies related to planning, and such policies must be consistent with the Planning Act and Provincial Policy Statement. An Official Plan is a document that sets out the City's vision for development for the 20-year planning horizon. The Official Plan directs where housing, industries, and commercial businesses can locate and sets out policies for the protection and preservation of farmland, the natural environment, and natural resources. The Official Plan also sets out the policies and considerations for new development, such as the requirements for certain studies, infrastructure, and other related considerations.
An Official Plan Amendment is required when the proposed development cannot meet the requirements of the Official Plan, or a development is being proposed in a designation where it is not permitted. Consultation with the Planning Department is required prior to applying for an Official Plan Amendment.
A Zoning By-law is a regulatory document that implements the policies of the Official Plan. The Zoning By-law sets out specific requirements for development on properties located within different zones. The Zoning By-law states which uses and buildings/structures may be permitted on a property, as well as where on a property such uses, buildings, and structures may be located.
The City of Temiskaming Shores is currently working under the Zoning By-laws for the former Township of Dymond, Town of New Liskeard, and Town of Haileybury. Please contact the Planning Department by phone at 705 672 3363 or by email for more information related to these Zoning By-laws.
The City of Temiskaming Shores is working on the creation of a new Zoning By-law for the amalgamated area of the City. Please click here to visit the Zoning By-law Project page.
A Zoning By-law Amendment is required when a proposed use is not permitted in the zone where the property is located, or where a proposed building or structure will vary greatly from the provisions of the Zoning By-law. Consultation with the Planning Department is required prior to applying for a Zoning By-law Amendment.
A minor variance is required when a building or structure will vary slightly from the provisions of the Zoning By-law. A minor variance is a minor amendment to the Zoning By-law and is always specific to a particular property and building. A minor variance is also required for the expansion of a legal non-conforming use. Consultation with the Planning Department is required prior to applying for a minor variance.
A consent to sever is required when an interest in land is being conveyed to another person. A consent to sever can take the form of a lot severance (creation of 1 or more new lots), a lot addition, a boundary adjustment, a right-of-way, or an easement. Consultation with the Planning Department is required prior to applying for a consent to sever.
Site Plan Control is an agreement between the City and the property owner regarding the development of the site such as lighting, landscaping, walkways, parking, lot grading and many other site related items. Site Plan Control is typically required for the development and redevelopment of commercial, industrial, and institutional properties, but may also apply to residential properties in certain circumstances. Consultation with the Planning Department is required prior to applying for Site Plan Control.
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is the approval authority for plans of subdivision in the City of Temiskaming Shores. For further information please consult with the Planning Department or the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
There are no Notices available at this time.
The Committee of Adjustment of the City of Temiskaming Shores makes decisions on applications for Minor Variances and Consent to Sever. The Committee of Adjustment generally meets the last Wednesday of every month. Please consult with the Planning Department by phone at 705 672 3363 or by email for an updated schedule as well as timelines for submitting applications.