Amendments to Regulation 828 (Development within the Development Control Area) under the Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act
Bill or Act:
Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act
Summary of Decision:
A decision was made on December 5, 2012 to proceed with the proposal. The proposal was implemented by an amendment to O. Reg. 828/90 (Development Within the Development Control Area) by O. Reg. 423/12. This regulation was filed by the Registrar of Regulations on December 18, 2012 and published in the Ontario Gazette on January 5, 2013.
September 10, 2012
Summary of Proposal:
Regulation 828 under the Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act was first established in 1975 and provides for classes of development that are exempt from the requirement of obtaining a development permit under the act if the development is a permitted use under the Niagara Escarpment Plan and not in conflict with a development permit issued under the act.
The regulation was last revised in 1999 and now requires updating in order to clarify and modernize the language used in the regulation, and to exclude additional "routine" classes of development from the requirement to obtain a development permit under the act, where those classes of development have been seen to have little or no environmental impact within the plan area. Further exemptions are also being proposed for certain classes of development where other legislation and approvals are place regulating the method and manner of development.
January 1, 2013