Boundary Adjustment Public Meeting

At November 4 Council there is a public meeting regarding an application to make boundary adjustments on 2 properties on 19th SDRD west of Old Bathurst.  As reviewed in the report there are several factors which are positive about the proposal but there is one which is of concern and for which there needs to be more study:  the proposed retained lands are significantly less than the required minimum, per our Zoning Bylaw. (5.1 hectares versus 10.)  Per the zoning bylaw a lot size of 10 ha is required in order to be utilized for agricultural purposes.  As the subject property is within the Oak Ridges Moraine the ORMCP (Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan) also needs to be considered and it requires that severances or boundary adjustment can only be made if no undersized lots are created for the current or intended purposes.  As I understand the ORMCP objective is to ensure that agriculture continues to be a very viable, productive land use I can appreciate why the required exception needs to be studied very carefully by Staff.   If you have questions or concerns attend the public meeting and/or send in comments by email to [email protected]

 

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