Planning

North Frontenac Council is responsible for planning decisions related to Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments. The Committee of Adjustment is responsible for planning decisions related to Minor Variances and Consent applications.  These decisions take into consideration various planning documents including the Township's Zoning By-law the County and Township Official Plans, the Provincial Policy Statement and the Planning Act. Committee of Adjustment Meetings are generally held on the third Monday of each month.

Inquiries/Pre Consultations

If you have a planning inquiry or would like to meet with planning staff to discuss a planning proposal or submit a planning application, please submit a Planning Inquiry Form. This will streamline the process for moving any development proposals forward.

Submit an Intake Form

Committee of Adjustment Meetings – Electronic Participation

Due to COVID-19 service limitations, Committee of Adjustment/Planning Advisory Committee Meetings are being held using electronic participation to ensure compliance with the Provincial Order to restrict public gatherings and to respect social distancing put in place in response to COVID-19. The Meetings will be held virtually through Zoom. The public and applicants will be able to participate by providing written comments, registering to participate in the Zoom Meeting electronically or by calling in. All meetings will begin at the regularly scheduled time located at the top of the agenda.

Computer/Laptop/Smartphone/Tablet (with audio and microphone)

While the public are encouraged to make written submissions to the Committee, Members of the public will also be able to provide verbal comments at Committee Meetings through Zoom. Once registered for the meeting, members of the public will be emailed a user specific link for the Zoom meeting. Registration will be available until the start of the meeting.

The link to the Zoom Meeting registration can be found under the “Planning Applications Being Considered” tab.

Telephone

To participate in a Meeting via telephone, members of the public must register by calling Brooke Drechsler, Deputy Clerk at 613-479-2231 extension 231 and provide their name, phone number that they will be using to connect to the call, and the agenda item(s) they wish to speak to. Township staff will then contact the member of the public to confirm their participation and provide meeting details. Registration will close at 10:00 a.m. on the day of the meeting.

Please review the Participant Guide for more information.

Current Zoning By-law #55-19

Section 34 of the 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.

View our current Zoning By-Law.

The zoning of a specific property can be found on Frontenac Maps by locating the property and clicking on the Zoning Layer

How to Apply for a Minor Variance

Please contact the Clerk’s Department to determine if a Minor Variance is the appropriate Planning process for your proposed change to your property.

View What is a Minor Variance?

View Guidelines for Completing Minor Variance Application

View Guidelines for Minor Variance Applications

View Frequently Asked Questions

View Application for a Minor Variance

View Planning Fees

View What Happens after the Committee of Adjustment Meeting?

How to Apply for a Severance

A severance (consent) is the authorization to sever a piece of land to create a new lot. Right-of-Ways and any other changes to the your property boundaries also require severance approval. For further information, please contact the Clerk’s Department.

View What is a Severance?

View What is a Lot Addition?

View What is an Easement?

View Guidelines for Consent Applications

View Guidelines to Completing Consent Applications

View Application for Consent

View Planning Fees

View Frequently Asked Questions

View What Happens after the Committee of Adjustment Meeting?

How to Apply for a Zoning By-law/Official Plan Amendment

If you want to use or develop your property in a way that is not permitted in the Township Zoning By-law, you may apply for a Zoning By-law Amendment. Council will consider the Application after receiving comments from various agencies, the Community Planner from the County of Frontenac and the Committee of Adjustments.

An Official Plan amendment is a formal document that changes the Township’s Official Plan. Changes may be needed because of new circumstances in the community or requests made by property owners. If you want to use or develop your property in a way that conflicts with the Township’s Official Plan, an amendment to the plan would be required. Council will consider the Application after receiving comments from various agencies, the Community Planner from the County of Frontenac and the Committee of Adjustments.

View Amendment Guideline

View Amendment Application

View Planning Fees

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

View How is Public Health involved?
View How is a Conservation Authority Involved?

View What is Minimum Distance Separation?

 

Lake Plans

 Malcolm and Ardoch Lake Landowners' Association      Kashwakamak Lake Association      Cononto Lake Property Owners' Association

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, as amended.

Download a copy of the Current Official Plan and map.

Other Planning Documents

View Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13

View Provincial Policy Statement

View County Official Plan

View our North Frontenac Community Profile.

Download a copy of the Private Lanes Study.

Planning Applications Being Considered

The Committee of Adjustment/Planning Advisory Committee is an independent body appointed by Council under the Planning Act.  The Committee is authorized to consider applications for:

  • Minor Variances from the Zoning By-law;
  • Severances – creation of new lots, right-of-way, lot addition (consents)

The Committee meets once a month on Mondays at 1:00 p.m. in the Municipal Complex unless otherwise noted on the Notice of Application/Hearing.

2020
File# Type Applicant(s) Name Notice of Hearing Notice of Decision Zoom Meeting Registration
A2/20 Minor Variance

Stephen and Janice Hamilton

Notice of Hearing Notice of Decision  
A3/20 Minor Variance

Bernard and Peggy James

Notice of Hearing Notice of Decision  
A4/20 Minor Variance

Bonnie and Jason Sliwinski

Notice of Hearing Notice of Decision Zoom Meeting Registration
A5/20 Minor Variance

Greg and Cathy Heenan

Notice of Hearing Notice of Decision Zoom Meeting Registration
A6/20 Minor Variance

Kevin and Melissa Phillips

Notice of Hearing Notice of Decision Zoom Meeting Registration  
A7/20 Minor Variance

Peter and Betty Crabtree

Notice of Hearing Notice of Decision Zoom Meeting Registration 
A8/20 Minor Variance

Joelle Young and Dylan Parker

Notice of Hearing Notice of decision Zoom Meeting Registration
 A9/20 Minor Variance  Chris and Dena Manners  Notice of Hearing Notice of Decision  Zoom Meeting Registration
A10/20 Minor Variance  Janice and Darryl Sargeant   Notice of Hearing Notice of Decision  Zoom Meeting Registration
A11/20 Minor Variance Bob and Lisa Beauchamp  Notice of Hearing Notice of Decision Zoom Meeting Registration
A12/20 Minor Variance Brian Robertson and James Robertson  Notice of Hearing Notice of Decision Zoom Meeting Registration
A13/20 Minor Variance Ralph MacDonald and Sean MacDonald  Notice of Hearing Notice of Decision Zoom Meeting Registration
A14/20 Minor Variance Lanny-Simmonds Notice of Hearing Notice of Decision Zoom Meeting Registration
A15/20 Minor Variance Bill and Linda Sweet Notice of Hearing  Notice of  Decision  Zoom Meeting Registration
A16/20 Minor Variance Bryan and Carolyn Moynes Notice of Hearing Notice of Decision Zoom Meeting Registration
A17/20 Minor Variance Ray and Polly Compton Notice of Hearing Notice of  Decision   Zoom Meeting Registration
A18/20 Minor Variance Denton Byers and Donna Klinck Notice of Hearing Notice of Decision Zoom Meeting Registration
A19/20 Minor Variance Stephen Boston Notice of Hearing Notice of Decision Zoom Meeting Registration
A20/20 Minor Variance Stephen & Maureen Prendergast Notice of Hearing Notice of Decision Zoom Meeting Registration
A21/20 Minor Variance William Gautreau & Rosina Gautreau Notice of Hearing Notice of Decision Zoom Meeting Registration
A22/20 Minor Variance Howard Gerson & Darlene Hubley Notice of Hearing Notice of Decision Zoom Meeting Registration
A23/20 Minor Variance Mark & Mary Joan Brinson Notice of Hearing Notice of Decision Zoom Meeting Registration
B1 B2& B3/20 Severance Application Tremmaglia & Dufresne  Notice of Hearing Notice of Decision   
B4/20  Severance Application Kevin and Melissa Phillips  Notice of Hearing Notice of Decision  Zoom Meeting Registration
B5/20 Severance Application 

Richard and Debora Morey

Notice of Hearing Notice of decision  Zoom Meeting Registration 
B6/20 Severance Application 

Richard and Debora Morey

Notice of Hearing  Notice of decision  Zoom Meeting Registration 
B7/20 Severance Application

Tracy S. Malloy

Notice of Hearing Notice of Decision Zoom Meeting Registration
B8/20 Severance Application

Stephen Boston

Notice of Hearing Notice of Decision Zoom Meeting Registration
B9/20 Severance Application

Richard Collins

Notice of Hearing  Notice of Decision Zoom Meeting Registration

Zoning By-law Amendment Applications

The decision to approve, deny or defer a Zoning By-law Amendment Application is made by the Council of North Frontenac at a Public Meeting.

File# Name of Applicant               Notice of Public Meeting               Notice of Decision and By-law
Z1/19 Smarts Marina Notice of Hearing and Application Notice of Decision and By-law

* An appeal has been filed with the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal regarding this Zoning By-law Amendment. For information regarding the status of the appeal, go to  https://elto.gov.on.ca/tribunals/lpat/e-status/

 

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