Rural Zoning By-Law Consolidation

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Kawartha Lakes Planning Division is undertaking a project that will take a close look at the current 13 Rural Zoning By-laws and will work directly with our consultants, WSP, to consolidate all regulations into one by-law. The first phase will involve an entire review of the existing rural by-laws by a Council appointed Task Force, who will be in discussion over the course of the next couple months to establish the project schedule and next actions. There is also a Technical Advisory Committee in place to provide input and advice on the content and format of the new zoning by-law.

Kawartha Lakes Planning Division is undertaking a project that will take a close look at the current 13 Rural Zoning By-laws and will work directly with our consultants, WSP, to consolidate all regulations into one by-law. The first phase will involve an entire review of the existing rural by-laws by a Council appointed Task Force, who will be in discussion over the course of the next couple months to establish the project schedule and next actions. There is also a Technical Advisory Committee in place to provide input and advice on the content and format of the new zoning by-law.

In additional to the Task Force, the Planning Division will also seek public input through several methods, such as an a online survey, open houses and public meetings. Opportunities to provide your ideas and dates will be announced shortly.

To date, a Discussion Paper has been completed by the Project Team, and a Draft Issues Assessment and Methodology Report has been released for public comment. You can find this document under the 'For Public Comment and Feedback' section.

Background

Since amalgamation in 2001, Kawartha Lakes has been using the original 18 Zoning By-laws to address land development within the municipality as a whole.

While the original By-laws met development needs, the combination of outdated standards and regulations between areas has prompted the decision to create one new comprehensive Zoning By-law for the municipality.

This Project will take place in two phases: the first will address the 13 Rural Zoning By-laws* and the second phase will review the five Urban Zoning By-laws.

*The Oak Ridges Moraine Zoning By-law will be reviewed separately.

  • Woodville Zoning By-Law Open House Recording

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    Thank you to everyone who took part in the Woodville Open House on Wednesday June 22, 2022. As promised, the recording is now available:



  • Woodville Zoning By-Law Review Open House on June 22

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    Since 2019, Kawartha Lakes has been in the process of reviewing and consolidating its 13 rural area zoning by-laws. When the project began, the Village of Woodville was not included in the review as it was designated as an Urban Settlement Area in the City of Kawartha Lakes Official Plan. Following a settlement from the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) in March 2022 that changed Woodville’s designation from an Urban Settlement Area to a Hamlet in the rural area, the project team is now including Woodville in the Rural Zoning By-Law review and consolidation.

    A significant amount of consultation and background review has already been completed to inform the First Draft of the Rural Zoning By-law. To introduce the project to Woodville and seek the community’s input, Kawartha Lakes and consultant WSP are holding a public open house on Wednesday June 22, 2022 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

    The purpose of the open house is to:

    • Outline the work that has been completed to date
    • Introduce the Rural Zoning By-Law Review process to Woodville
    • Walk through preliminary zoning options and recommendations for Woodville, and seek the public’s feedback
    • Provide the next steps in the process and how to get involved

    The meeting is being held virtually and registration is available online and via telephone:

    Following this open house, the project team will consider all input and work to consolidate Woodville into the Second Draft Rural Zoning By-law, which is expected to be released summer 2022.

  • March Public Open House Recordings and Presentation Materials

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    As promised, please find recordings of the March Open Houses below! The slide deck from the presentation is available here as well as on the right side of the page.

    Please submit your comments on the first draft by April 1, 2022.



  • First Draft Public Open House Wrap-up

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    Last night concluded our run of Open Houses for the First Draft of the Rural Zoning By-law. We had over 80 attendees in total with plenty of great questions and discussions. As promised, the slides from the presentation have been uploaded and are available by clicking here as well as under the March Public Open House widget on the project page. Once rendered, the meeting recordings will also be uploaded to this site.

    Please submit your comments on the First Draft to staff by April 1, 2022 via email at either jderworiz@kawarthalakes.ca and/or ruralzoningbylaw@kawarthalakes.ca. If you have questions about current zoning or a specific property, please submit your questions with subject address to planningadmin@kawarthalakes.ca.

    Thank you to all that attended the Open Houses.

  • An Online Mapping Tool to Accompany the Draft By-law

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    Our consultant has put together a web-based mapping tool for public viewing that features the zoning from the Draft By-law. It functions similarly to the existing Property and Planning tool that the City currently has available. Since this is "draft" mapping tool, there is opportunity to provide comments on specific parcels or lots. The map is available by clicking here with instructions following the link.

  • Registration for the March Public Open Houses is Live!

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    As highlighted in the recent news release, three Public Open Houses will be hosted in support of the first draft of the City's new Rural Zoning By-law. City staff and the project consultant will be presenting an introduction to the draft, highlights on new and updated sections, and collect comments and questions pertaining to the document.

    These sessions will be held via Zoom from 6:30PM to 8:30PM on Tuesday, March 1, Thursday, March 3, and Wednesday, March 9. The three sessions will be identical in content and presentations and attendance at all is not required. Please select the date that works best for you. Links to registration are as follows:

    Click here to register for Tuesday, March 1, 2022 6:30PM to 8:30PM

    Click here to register for Thursday, March 3, 2022 6:30PM to 8:30PM

    Click here to register for Wednesday, March 9, 2022 6:30PM to 8:30PM

    Note that these sessions will be recorded and made available for viewing following the last session.

    Please contact the project team if you have any questions.

  • First draft of Rural Zoning By-law consolidation now available

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    The first draft of the Rural Zoning By-law is now available for public review. Please have a look under "Draft By-Law" in the righthand menu.

    As the project team continues through the second phase of the project, they are looking to gather feedback on the drafted by-law and will hold three Virtual Public Open Houses in March:

    • Tuesday March 1, 2022 from 6:30 to 8:30pm
    • Thursday March 3, 2022 from 6:30 to 8:30pm
    • Wednesday March 9, 2022 from 6:30 to 8:30pm

    Stay tuned for more details to come soon on registration for the open houses.

  • Project Update

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    The Project Team have compiled comments from the initial staff and agency review of the By-law's First Draft. We are currently working on incorporating revisions and preparing for a public launch of the First Draft in January for comment and feedback. Public information sessions will be scheduled following this release. Stay tuned to this page for more details in January.

  • Thank You for Attending the Public Open House

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    Thank you to all who attended the Virtual Public Open House on April 6, 2021. The Project Team is currently preparing responses to the outstanding questions and preparing the recorded session for upload to this page. As always, get in touch with any questions about the project you may have.

  • Virtual City-wide Public Open House

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    Kawartha Lakes Planning Division would like to invite all interested parties to register and attend a Virtual Public Open House to provide an update on the Rural Zoning By-law Review.

    What is the Purpose of this Meeting?
    The purpose of the Virtual Public Open House is to provide an update on the status of the Rural Zoning By-law Review Project, and to seek input on key matters being addressed through the project. The input received at this meeting will inform the ongoing development of the Draft Rural Zoning By-law. The team will present the “Draft Assessment of Key Issues and Methodology Report,” which is available for review on the City’s website (the link is included below). For clarity, the Draft Rural Zoning By-law will be not available for this meeting but is anticipated to be made available for public review by June 2021. The meeting will include a presentation and a question and answer discussion period.

    Why is the City reviewing and updating the zoning in the Rural Areas?
    Since amalgamation in 2001, Kawartha Lakes has been using the original 18 Zoning By-laws to address land development across the municipality. It is also a requirement to implement the policies of the City’s Official Plan which was approved in 2012. This Zoning By-law Review will take place in two phases: the first will address the 13 Rural Zoning By-laws and the future phase will review the five Urban Zoning By-laws and the Oak Ridges Moraine Zoning By-law.

    The rural area is generally comprised of the lands outside of the Urban Settlement Areas of Lindsay, Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls, Omemee, and Woodville, as well as lands outside of the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan. The rural area includes those lands shaded in red on the map shown on the next page.

    When is the Virtual Public Open House, and how can I register to attend?

    The Virtual Public Open House will be held:

    April 6, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

    Due to the virtual format, pre-registration is required to attend the open house. Register here..

    You can join the Virtual Public Open House via a computer or via telephone. The presentation will start at approximately 6:05 pm. The link and phone-in number will be emailed to you once you register. Please email or call Jonathan Derworiz, Planner II at the City of Kawartha Lakes, at jderworiz@kawarthalakes.ca or 705-324-9411 for more information or if you have any accessibility needs.

    If I am unable to attend the Virtual Public Open House, how can I get involved?
    If you are unable to join the Virtual Public Open House, please stay tuned to this webpage. A copy of the presentation and a video recording of the Virtual Public Open House will be posted by April 13, 2021. All materials related to this project will be posted on this webpage throughout the project.

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