Proposed amendments to matters included in existing regulations under the Planning Act relating to the Smart Growth for Our Communities Act, 2015 (Bill 73) regarding: Updating complete application requirements for applications for official plan amendments (OPAs), zoning by-law amendments (ZBAs), Minister's zoning order amendments and plans of subdivision
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Summary of Decision:
The following amending Planning Act regulations were filed on June 8, 2016 and came into force on July 1, 2016:
-Ontario Regulation 180/16 (Official Plans and Plan Amendments) - amending Ontario Regulation 543/06
-Ontario Regulation 179/16 (Zoning By-Laws, Holding By-Laws and Interim Control By-Laws) - amending Ontario Regulation 545/06
-Ontario Regulation 177/16 (Requests to Amend or Revoke Minister's Zoning Orders) - amending Ontario Regulation 546/06
-Ontario Regulation 178/16 (Plans of Subdivision) - amending Ontario Regulation 544/06
These amending regulations provide for enhanced complete application requirements for official plan amendments, zoning by-law amendments, Minister's zoning order amendments, plans of subdivision and vacant land condominiums. The changes support enhanced citizen engagement by requiring applicants to submit a proposed public consultation strategy as part of a complete application.
March 1, 2016
Summary of Proposal:
Regulations under the Planning Act currently set out minimum requirements with respect to the information that must be submitted with each land use planning application.
It is proposed that matters included in O. Reg. 543/06 "Official Plans and Plan Amendments", O. Reg. 545/06 "Zoning By-laws, Holding By-laws and Interim Control By-laws", O. Reg. 544/06 "Plans of Subdivision" and O. Reg. 546/06 "Requests to Amend or Revoke Minister's Zoning Orders" be updated to require that public consultation strategies be submitted by applicants as part of complete applications.
July 1, 2016