Notice of the Passing of a Zoning By-Law Amendment


TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Essa passed By-law No. 2023-72 on the 6th day of December 2023, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, as amended.

AND TAKE NOTICE that any person or public body who made written or oral submissions at the public meeting may appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) in respect of the Zoning By-law by filing with the Clerk of the Corporation of the Township of Essa, not later than the 27 th day of December, 2023, a Notice of Appeal setting out the objection to the Zoning By-law Amendment, the reasons in support of the objection and the relevant OLT fee. Each appeal must be accompanied by a cheque made payable to the “Minister of Finance”. Only the applicant, a person or public bodies who, before the by-law was passed, made oral submissions at the public meeting or written submissions to Council, or the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, may appeal a Zoning By-law to the Ontario Land Tribunal. If the last date for filing an appeal falls on a Saturday, Sunday or Statutory Holiday, appeals will be accepted on the next working day. Note that every appellant must explain and demonstrate how the adopted Zoning By-law Amendment is inconsistent with a Provincial Policy, fails to conform with or conflicts with a Provincial plan or fails to conform with an Official Plan.

THE PURPOSE AND EFFECT of By-law No. 2023-72 would re-zone a portion of the lands from the existing Agricultural (A) Zone to Agricultural with Special Provisions (A-1) and another portion to Commercial Agricultural (C5) with Special Provisions (SP-XX). The portion of the lot that is zoned Potential Aggregate Industrial (M2) would not be affected. The purpose of the application is to prevent further residential development on the retained lands created by a recent Consent (Severance) and to allow for a Commercial-Agricultural business on a portion of the retained lands.

For further information, please contact the Township of Essa at 705-424-9770 or

Dated at the Township of Essa this 7th day of December 2023

Development Planner

Township of Essa


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