Mr. Harding summarized Report COA2020-043, to request relief to reduce the minimum interior side yard setback to permit the construction of a dwelling.
Since the writing of the report, comments were received from the Kawartha Region Conservation Authority noting no concerns, and Bill Wignall of 51 Sugar Bush Trail, who had expressed concern. Staff noted that the portion of Mr. Wignall’s dwelling bordering the mutual lot line contained an attached garage with no windows facing said lot line. Staff stated that they had an extensive conversation with Mr. Wignall prior to the meeting to better understand his concerns, and his comments did not change their recommendation.
Staff respectfully recommended the application be granted approval subject to the conditions identified in the report.
The Committee asked if the applicant is aware of the Kawartha Region Conservation Authority’s (KRCA) comments. Staff replied they were not as the comments were received recently. The Committee suggested a condition added referring to page 2 of the KRCA letter. Staff replied that it is not necessary as the information on page 2 is standard wording and KRCA did not request a condition be added. If approvals from KRCA are required, it would be dealt with before the building permit is issued. The Committee suggested again that a condition be added to bring to the attention of the Building Division the comments in the KRCA letter. Staff responded by saying that it is not necessary; the letter is identifying what works require permission within KRCA’s Regulated Area. The Building Division will either determine works are proposed within the regulated area and permission from KRCA is required before a building permit is issued or the works are outside the regulated area and the building permit process can proceed. This is standard phrasing KRCA use to advise a person that if it is in the regulated area, these are some items that need to be addressed during the permitting process.
Applicant, Tracey Louttit was present and spoke to the Committee. She confirmed that Mr. Harding had explained everything and that she had communicated to the neighbours to the north and that she will do everything possible to make everyone happy.
No further questions from the Committee or other persons.