Township Wide Zoning By-law Amendment

TOWNSHIP OF HORTON

NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND PUBLIC MEETING

In the matter of Section 34 of the Planning Act, the Township of Horton hereby gives NOTICE OF THE FOLLOWING:

i)   Application to amend the Zoning By-law (By-law 2010-14) of the Township of Horton.

  1. A public meeting regarding an application for an amendment to the Zoning By-law of the Township of Horton.

Subject Lands     The proposed zoning by-law amendment applies to the whole of the Township of Horton as it would amend the Zoning By-law on a Township-wide basis. Therefore, a key map is not provided with this notice.

Public Meeting    A public meeting to inform the public of the proposed zoning amendment will be held on October 18th, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment

The purpose of the amendment is to update the provisions regarding Secondary Dwelling Units in the Township of Horton to permit Secondary Dwelling Units to be constructed in all zones that permit a single detached dwelling, semi-detached dwelling or townhouse dwelling unless specifically prohibited.

A Secondary Dwelling Unit is defined as a self-contained residential unit with kitchen and bathroom facilities that is located on the same property as the primary dwelling. They are commonly known as in-law flats, secondary suites, and accessory or basement apartments.

The effect of the amendment is to add provisions under Section 3.35 of the Zoning By-law that implement the policies of the Official Plan.

All other provisions of the Zoning By-law shall apply.

Additional information regarding the Zoning By-law amendment is available for inspection at the Township of Horton Municipal Office during regular office hours.

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Township of Horton on the proposed zoning by-law amendment, you must make a written request to the Township of Horton.

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Township of Horton to the Ontario Land Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Township of Horton before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to the Township of Horton before the by-law is passed by the Township of Horton, 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. 

NOTE:  One of the purposes of the Planning Act is to provide for planning processes that are open, accessible, timely and efficient.  Accordingly, all written submissions, documents, correspondence, e-mails or other communications (including your name and address) form part of the public record and will be disclosed/made available by the Municipality to such persons as the Municipality sees fit, including anyone requesting such information.  Accordingly, in providing such information, you shall be deemed to have consented to its use and disclosure as part of the planning process.

Dated at the Township of Horton this 16th day of September, 2022.

Hope Dillabough, CAO/Clerk

Township of Horton