Act

O. Reg. 699/98 (Order Under Subsection 17 (10) of the Act)

Regulation Number(s):
O. Reg. 699/98 (Order Under Subsection 17 (10) of the Act)
Instrument Type:
Act
Bill or Act:
Planning Act
Summary of Decision:
O. Reg. 141/16 (Order Under Subsection 17 (10) of the Act) amended O. Reg. 699/98 (Order Under Subsection 17 (10) of the Act) under the Planning Act. The amendment permits the County of Lennox & Addington to exempt official plan amendments in the Town of Greater Napanee and Loyalist Township from County approval, once the County Official Plan comes into effect.

O. Reg. 141/16 (Order Under Subsection 17 (10) of the Act) made under the Planning Act came into force on May 18, 2016.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
16-MAH003
Posting Date:
March 4, 2016
Summary of Proposal:
The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 699/98 (Order Under Subsection 17 (10) of the Act) under the Planning Act in order to permit Lennox & Addington County to exempt official plan amendments in the Town of Greater Napanee and Loyalist Township from its approval, once the County Official Plan comes into effect.

This would have the effect of giving the council of Lennox & Addington County the power to exempt all or some official plan amendments of the Town of Greater Napanee and Loyalist Township from its approval. O. Reg. 525/97 currently exempts official plan amendments of these municipalities from the Minister's approval.

It is proposed that Lennox & Addington County would receive its new authority on the date the regulation is filed, although no by-law under this authority would have effect until the new County Official Plan is approved and all or part of it is in effect.

Purpose of Regulation:
The Province is committed to a sound, efficient and effective planning system that enhances local autonomy and streamlines decision-making on planning applications.

This proposed regulation would authorize the council of Lennox & Addington County to exempt all or some official plan amendments in the Town of Greater Napanee and Loyalist Township from County approval, once the County Official Plan comes into effect. This authorization would, subject to the discretion of the County, allow these municipalities to maintain their current approval powers; while recognizing that the County will become their planning approval authority rather than the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, once a County Official Plan is in place.
Contact Address:
Mike Elms
Manager, Community Planning and Development
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Municipal Services Division
Municipal Services Office - Eastern
8 Estate Lane - Rockwood House
Kingston, ON
K7M 9A8
Effective Date:
May 18, 2016
Decision:
Approved