Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting Concerning an Official Plan Amendment

Posted on Friday September 23, 2022

The County of Peterborough, together with the Townships of Asphodel-Norwood, Douro-Dummer, North Kawartha and Selwyn have initiated an Official Plan Amendment to the Local Component of the County Official Plan in accordance with Section 22 of the Planning Act. The amendment has been assigned file number 15OP-22010.

The Municipality of Trent Lakes is also initiating a similar Amendment to the Municipality’s Official Plan. The Amendment has been assigned as Amendment No. 60.

Purpose and Effect of Amendment
The proposed Official Plan Amendment is housekeeping in nature and adds language to the Local Component of the County Official Plan to address and clarify legislative changes made by the More Homes for Everyone Act, 2022 (Bill 109). These new policies allow each Township to determine complete application requirements for site plans and zoning by-law amendments, sets out requirements for consultation and provides authority for delegation to staff for minor zoning by-law amendments. A draft copy of the Official Plan Amendment is available for public review and comment.

The Municipality of Trent Lakes is adding similar complete application requirement policies to the Municipality’s Official Plan.

Location of Lands Affected
The Amendments are applicable across the entirety of the Townships listed. Accordingly, no key map has been provided.

Public Meetings
Public meetings are being held virtually through video conference and have been scheduled as follows:

  • For the Townships of Asphodel-Norwood, Douro-Dummer, North Kawartha and Selwyn:
    Wednesday October 19th, 2022 at 9:30am with County Council

  • For the Municipality of Trent Lakes:
    Tuesday November 8th, 2022 at 1:00pm with Municipal Council


Participation in Public Meetings
For the Townships of Asphodel-Norwood, Douro-Dummer, North Kawartha and Selwyn: Registration to speak at the meeting and written submissions must be directed to Kari Stevenson, Manager of Legislative Services/Clerk at kstevenson@ptbocounty.ca or 705-743-0380 ext. 2101 no later than 9:00 a.m. October 18th, 2022. Written and verbal comments received prior to and during the public meeting will be considered by Council prior to rendering a decision on the Amendment.

For the Municipality of Trent Lakes: Any person may attend the virtual public meeting and make written and/or oral submissions either in support of or in opposition to the proposed amendment. In order to make arrangements to attend the virtual meeting please contact clerk@trentlakes.ca on or before Monday, November 7th, 2022. It is the responsibility of the interested member of the public to have technology in place to connect to the meeting. Written and verbal comments received prior to and during the public meeting will be considered by Council prior to rendering a decision on the Amendment.

Any person may attend the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed Official Plan Amendment.

Right to Appeal
If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at the public meeting or make written submissions to the Corporation of the County of Peterborough in respect of the proposed Official Plan Amendment, before the approval authority gives or refuses to give approval to the amendment, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the approval authority to the Ontario Land Tribunal.

If a person or public body does not make oral submission at the public meeting or make written submissions to the Corporation of the County of Peterborough in respect of the proposed Official Plan Amendment before the approval authority gives or refuses to give approval to the amendment, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Land Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

To Be Notified
If you wish to be notified of the decision for these amendments, you must make a written request to the County of Peterborough or the Municipality of Trent Lakes at the address noted below and quote the appropriate file number(s).

Additional information concerning the amendment is available for public inspection during regular office hours at the County of Peterborough and Local Municipal Offices at the addresses shown below.

Contacts

County of Peterborough

Keziah Holden, Senior Planner
County of Peterborough
470 Water Street
Peterborough, ON     K9H 3M3

Tel: (705) 743-0380 ext. 2402
kholden@ptbocounty.ca

Municipality of Trent Lakes

Adele Arbour, Planner
Municipality of Trent Lakes
760 Peterborough County Road 36
Trent Lakes, ON     K0M 1A0

Tel: 705-738-3800/1-800-374-4009 Ext. 234
AArbour@trentlakes.ca