Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 826 (Designation of Area of Development Control) under the Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act
Ontario Regulation 826
Regulation - Minister
Bill or Act:
Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act
Summary of Decision:
A decision was made on October 10, 2014 to proceed with the proposal as described, subject to minor changes being made to correct for drafting errors made in the original proposal.
January 29, 2014
Summary of Proposal:
Ontario Regulation 826 (O. Reg. 826) describes the area of Development Control under the Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act (NEPDA), and defines the lands within the Niagara Escarpment Plan (NEP) Area for which development permits from the Niagara Escarpment Commission (NEC) are required.
Development Control was first implemented in 1975, prior to the approval of the NEP, such that the area designated for Development Control and the NEP Area are not aligned in some places. The Town of Halton Hills recently finalized its comprehensive zoning bylaw (CZBL No. 2010-0050) which applies zoning to lands that are currently located outside of the NEP Area but are subject to Development Control pursuant to O. Reg. 826. These areas are now proposed to be removed from the area of Development Control described under O. Reg. 826 in order to properly align the Development Control area within the Town of Halton Hills with the boundaries of the NEP Area, thereby allowing land use to be regulated through the applicable zoning bylaws.
The bylaw also identifies the boundaries for three Minor Urban Centres within the NEP Area: Hendersons Corners, Limehouse and Silver Creek. Since land use control within a Minor Urban Centre with an approved official plan which is not in conflict with the NEP may be exercised through bylaws passed under the Planning Act, these Minor Urban Centres are also proposed to be removed from the area of Development Control.
November 1, 2014