The Chair requested staff to advise on the manner of giving notice for the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment. He also asked staff to briefly describe the proposal and summarize the correspondence, if any, received to date.
Mr. LaHay confirmed that the required notice was given in accordance with the Planning Act and circulated to each owner of land within 500 metres in the rural area and to each owner of land within 120 metres in the urban area, and a sign was posted on the subject property. He summarized the application, explaining that it proposes to rezone the subject land from the Open Space (O1) Zone to the Open Space Exception (O1-**) Zone. The effect of the zoning amendment is to add a single detached dwelling as an additional permitted use to be reconstructed on an existing foundation and to implement appropriate development standards. The rezoning application is the result of a building enforcement issue, wherby an “Order to Comply” has been issued. The application is consistent with the 2017 Provincial Policy Statement, appears to conform to the 2019 Growth Plan and the Kawartha Lakes Official Plan. Mr. LaHay summarized the comments received to date, as detailed in his report, noting that subsequent to the writing of the report additional comments were received from Kawartha Conservation who noted that the applicants have obtained a permit, and have no objection to the application. In consideration of these comments, and subject to no further comments raised today, staff are recommending that the application be forwarded to Council for approval. He responded to questions from Committee members.
The Chair inquired if the applicant wished to speak to the application.
Mr. Prentice made himself available for any questions from Committee members.
The Chair inquired if anyone wished to speak to the application.
No other persons spoke to the application.
The Public Meeting concluded at 1:51 p.m.