Planning Department developing within the Official Plan and Zoning By-law.

Planning Department

The Planning Department assists residents and property owners to make developments that abide by the Official Plan and Zoning By-law, as established by Council and which regulate development in North Frontenac.

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) offers the following links, which may be useful in understanding Land Use Planning:

The Citizens Guide to Land Use Planning The Land Use Planning Resources

Please be advised that these resources are intended to give general information only. For specific requirements and procedures, refer to legislation or contact the Planning Department of the Township of North Frontenac.

Tara Mieske
Clerk / Planning Manager

1-800-234-3953 x 225
[email protected]nullnorthfrontenac.ca

Jenny Duhamel
Deputy Clerk/Assistant to the Planning Manager (Maternity Leave)

1-800-234-3953 x 231
[email protected]nullnorthfrontenac.ca

Planning Processes

Severance Process

A land severance is the authorized separation of a piece of land to form two or more new properties.

1 Print out the Application for Consent.

If you are unsure which geographic township you are in refer to the Geographic Township Map
3 Contact the Clerk / Planning Manager, or the Deputy Clerk, at the Municipal Office for further information. Contact info above.

Minor Variance Process

A minor variance is a small variation from the requirements of the zoning by-law. A minor variance approval is a certificate of permission, because it allows the property owner to obtain a building permit even though their property does not comply precisely with the zoning by-law.

1 Review the Minor Variance Process estimated time periods below.

Completed application, along with the required fee and deposit, is submitted to the Secretary-Treasurer.

NOTE regarding fees and deposit.
The Minor Variance Fee is $750 payable to the Township of North Frontenac and is non-refundable. Per North Frontenac By-law #48-13, these fees are non-refundable and include the fees charged by the Municipality's Contract Planner. They do not include any external costs that the Municipality may incur in connections with its review of the application or additional fees charged by the Municipality's Contract Planner and/or Solicitor. The Applicant must enter into an Indemnity Agreement to cover all external costs incurred by the Municipality in respect of the Planning Application.

An additional fee, payable to Public Health, may also be required. Public Health will advise of the amount of their fee.

An additional fee, payable to Mississippi Valley Conservation (MVC) may also be required. MVC will advise the amount of their fee.

The Secretary-Treasurer reviews the application for completeness and forwards same to the Municipal Planner for a Planning Report. If no further information is required, the application is scheduled for a Committee of Adjustment hearing. See Note regarding timing.

NOTE about timing.
A complete application must be submitted 20 business days prior to the next scheduled Committee of Adjustment hearing in order for their application to be considered at that meeting. Staff and outside agencies require this time to process the application and satisfy the requirements of the Planning Act that the legislated circulation is done at least 14 days prior to the hearing. The Public Health Inspector, Conservation Authority, Municipal Inspector and possibly the Public Works Manager or Ministry of Transportation also require time in order to conduct the necessary inspections. Hearings are held monthly and typically scheduled for the third Tuesday of each month unless there is a scheduling conflict. It may also be necessary to defer an application due to snow cover and applicants are discouraged from submitting an application during the winter months.

The application is circulated to all property owners whose property is located within 200' of the subject lands as well as to Public Health in Cloyne. (Refer to the Note regarding fees). Peer review by a planner to ensure that all the relevant sections of the Provincial Policy Statement and planning policies of the municipality are addressed will also be arranged. Public Health and the planner may be required to conduct a site inspection, depending on the nature and magnitude of the minor variance request. The Municipal Inspector (member of the Committee of Adjustment) will always conduct a site inspection. Generally the Chief Building Inspector has already conducted an inspection, since it is usually this inspection that has alerted the applicant to the need for a minor variance.

At the scheduled hearing, the Committee of Adjustment, which consists of three appointed members with a representative from each Ward, reviews the application, any comments regarding the matter that have either been submitted to the Secretary-Treasurer prior to the meeting or verbally expressed at the meeting as well as the Peer Review, Public Health and Municipal Inspectors' reports. The hearings are open to the public and persons may express their objections, support or comments at the meeting. All comments are carefully considered, including those of the applicant. An objection does not necessarily mean the request will be denied. Such objection, in the opinion of the Committee, must have merit. The Committee will decide at this time, to grant or deny the request or they may grant something different than was requested. The Committee may impose conditions. The Committee may adjourn the hearing or defer their decision if more information is required. Any individual may appeal the decision to the Ontario Municipal Board. A written appeal with reasons and the required fee of $125 (certified cheque) must be submitted to the Secretary-Treasurer within 20 days of the Notice of Decision.

If no objections are submitted prior to the expiry of the appeal period, the Committee's decision is final and binding.

2 Print out the Minor Variance Application.
3 Refer to the Minor Variance Guide.
4 Contact the Clerk / Planning Manager, or the Deputy Clerk, at the Municipal Office for further information. Contact info above.

Road Closing Process

1 Review the information provided in the Policy for the Closing and Sale of Municipal Road Allowances bylaw.
2 Complete the applicable form below and submit to the Municipal Office.

Shore Road Closing Application
OR
Concession / Lot / Reserve / Forced Road Closing Application
3 Contact the Clerk / Planning Manager, or the Deputy Clerk, at the Municipal Office for further information. Contact info above.

Planning Fees as of February 2014

Township Fees and Pre-Development Deposit - as dictated by the Planning Fees By-law #48-13

KFL&A Public Health Fees - are Payable to KFL&A Public Health

Mississippi Valley Conservation (MVC) Fees - If on water or wetlands, payable to MVC

Quinte Conservation (QC) Fees - If on water or wetlands, payable to Quinte Conservation


Download a copy of all Planning Fees

Official Plan


The Official Plan is the document in which the Township of North Frontenac sets out its land use planning goals and policies that guide physical development and redevelopment, protection of natural and cultural heritage, resource management, and necessary supporting infrastructure. The Planning Act requires that municipalities in Ontario adopt an Official Plan that is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement, 2005.

Current Official Plan - Approved September 20, 2017
Map

Zoning By-law


Section 34 of the Province of Ontario's Planning Act gives the Township the authority to implement land use controls through Zoning By-Laws. A Zoning By-Law is used to implement the policies in the Official Plan. As a legal By-Law document that is adopted by Council, a Zoning By-Law divides lands in the Township into specific areas or 'zones' that are shown in the maps below.

Current Zoning By-law - Amended by By-law 54-08
Ward 1 Map
Ward 2 Map
Ward 3 Map

For amendments to the Official Plan or Zoning By-law, please complete the Application to Amend Form  Guidelines for Applications


For information about the new County of Frontenac Official Plan, visit the County's Official Plan


Official Plan Five Year Review

Document Name Notes Download Document
North Frontenac Official Plan Draft #4 Draft Provided to Council May 19, 2017 View PDF
North Frontenac Official Plan Draft #3 Draft Provided to Council March 17, 2017 Showing Amendments to Current Official Plan No Mark Up (Clean Copy) View PDF
North Frontenac Official Plan Draft #3 Draft Provided to Council March 17, 2017 Showing Amendments to Current Official Plan (Mark Up) View PDF
North Frontenac Official Plan Draft #3– Planner Report Planners Report Provided to Council March 17, 2017 Regarding Draft #3 View PDF
North Frontenac Official Plan Draft #2 Draft Provided to Council January 16, 2017 Showing Amendments to the Current Official Plan (Clean Copy) View PDF
North Frontenac Official Plan Draft #2 Draft Provided to Council January 16, 2017 Showing Amendments to the Current Official Plan (Mark Up) View PDF
North Frontenac Official Plan Schedule Draft Provided to Council January 16, 2017
Showing Amendments to Mapping
View PDF
North Frontenac Official Draft #2 – Planner Report Planners Report Provided to Council January 26, 2017 Regarding Draft #2 View PDF
North Frontenac Official Plan Draft #1 – Planner Report Update Planners Report Provided to Council July 22, 2017 Regarding Update to Draft #1 View PDF
North Frontenac Official Plan Draft #1 Draft Provided to Council May 20, 2016 Showing Amendment to the Current Official Plan (Clean Copy) View PDF
North Frontenac Official Plan Draft #1 Draft Provided to Council May 20, 2016 Showing Amendments to the Current Official Plan (Mark Up) View PDF
North Frontenac Official Draft #1 – Planner Report Planners Report Provided to Council May 20, 2016 Regarding Draft #1 View PDF

Other Official Plan Documents

Document Name Notes Download Document
2016 North Frontenac Official Plan Amendments View PDF
2009 North Frontenac Official Plan Amendments View PDF
2008 North Frontenac Official Plan Amendments View PDF
North Frontenac Community Profile - March 28, 2013 View PDF

Other Zoning By-law Documents

Document Name Notes Download Document
2011 North Frontenac DRAFT Zoning By-law View PDF
2008 North Frontenac Zoning Amendments View PDF
2004 North Frontenac Zoning By-law View PDF

County of Frontenac Private Roads (Lanes) Study


Private Roads (Lanes) Study: Final Report and Recommendations

Private Roads (Lanes) Study - Approved June 15, 2016
Malcolm & Ardoch Lakes Landowners Association Kashwakamak Lake Sustainability Plan The Canonto Lake Property Owners Association

This page was last updated on October 24, 2017

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