New Comprehensive Zoning By-Law
Thursday June 27, 2013
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm
Talbot Garden Multi Purpose Room, 10 Talbot St N, Simcoe ON
Monday, July 8, 2013
At 4:00 p.m.
In the Council Chambers, 50 Colborne St S, Simcoe ON
WITH RESPECT to the proposed new Comprehensive Zoning By-Law under the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, Chapter P.13, Section 34, which has been prepared to implement the Norfolk County Official Plan. The Zoning By-Law will introduce various new or altered definitions, general provisions and zones for the purpose of prohibiting and regulating the use of land and the erection, location and use of buildings and structures. The Zoning By-Law will apply to all lands within the corporate limits of Norfolk County. The effect of this Zoning By-Law will be to repeal and replace the existing Comprehensive Zoning By-Laws of the former City of Nanticoke, Town of Simcoe, Township of Delhi and Township of Norfolk.
Some specific proposed changes include:
- Expansion of value-added uses in the Agricultural Zone;
- Expansion of where Bed & Breakfast operations are permitted to include up to five guest rooms within dwellings located in R1, R2, R3, RH, CRB, CHA and CR Zones;
- Possible expansion of Home Occupations and Home Industry to increase the number of employees from one to two for home occupations and from one to three for home industries and to increase the maximum floor area from 30 m² to 60 m² for home occupations and 100 m² to 300 m² for home industries;
- Introduce a Provincially Significant Wetland Zone and revise Hazard Land Zones to implement the Official Plan;
- Create a Resort Commercial Zone to apply to commercial lands and include the following uses: convenience store, personal service shop, place of entertainment, restaurant, tourist information building, tourist retail establishment and motel;
- Implement the Lakeshore Special Policy Design Guidelines;
- Parking credit provisions for Central Business District Zone.
We want to hear from you. We welcome your comments and questions and encourage interested community members to attend the open house and public meeting and/or submit written comments and direct questions through the contact information listed below.
Shirley Cater, MCIP, RPP, EcD, Senior Planner
Community Planning Services, 60 Colborne St. S., Simcoe, Ontario, N3Y 4H3
519.426.5870 or 519.875.4485 or 519.582.2100 Ext. 1290
Norfolk County’s New Zoning By-Law
Norfolk County Community Planning Services are progressing with the Zoning By-Law project. A new Comprehensive Zoning By-Law for Norfolk County has been recognized as being necessary due to municipal restructuring and to incorporate the policy direction of the Norfolk County Official Plan that was adopted by Council on May 9, 2006 and approved by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing on December 23, 2008.
Norfolk County’s Official Plan
What is an Official Plan?
An Official Plan is a municipal policy document adopted under the Planning Act. It provides direction for the planning and development of the County for the next 20 years, and establishes the community’s vision, goals and objective for future development to manage and direct physical change and the effects on the social, economic and natural environment.
To view the details of the Official Plan, please visit the official website at www.norfolkofficialplan.ca.
Drinking Water Source Protection
The Clean Water Act was passed in 2006 by the Ontario legislature in response to the Walkerton Inquiry. Municipal drinking water sources are to be protected throughout Ontario. Drinking water source protection will allow for the identification of threats to municipal water quality and water supplies, and the creation of a plan to reduce the risk posed by those threats. The task of developing source protection plans is being guided by the Lake Erie Region Source Protection Committee. Committee members include representatives of municipalities, farmers, businesses, industry, residents and others. During the past two years information on the sources of municipal drinking water and potential threats to water quality have been identified. In the Long Point Region Assessment Report, the vulnerable areas around the wells and surface water intakes have been identified, as well as significant threats – the human activities with the greatest potential to cause harm to the water sources.
The Source Protection Plan contains the policies and programs that will be needed to reduce the risk posed by the identified activities. The Lake Erie Region Source Protection Committee and source protection staff are working closely with municipalities to identify the best collection of policies and programs to protect drinking water sources.
The Proposed Source Protection Plan for the Long Point Region watershed is now awaiting approval of the Ministry of Environment. The entire Plan and further information is available from the Lake Erie Region Source Protection Committee at www.sourcewater.ca. Printed copies are available at the Langton, Delhi and Simcoe County Administration offices.
Servicing Monitoring Norfolk County
The purpose of the Servicing Monitoring report is to provide Norfolk County Council and interested parties with information on the state of municipal water and sewerage capacities for each of the six urban areas, and St. Williams. Particularly, this report provides historic, current, and forecasted data related to urban service capacities; the status of available water and sewerage capacity for future development; and land development activity occurring within the urban areas. Regular reports of this kind are important to ensure that the provision of water and sewerage services in the urban areas keep up with the demand.
Please click on the links below for our brochures with further information about how you can apply for an Amendment to the Zoning By-Laws
Norfolk County Mapping
To view different types of Norfolk County Maps please go to this page.