Cultural Heritage Landscape Conservation Plan Policy

Policy statement


The Corporation of the Town of Oakville (town) values its cultural heritage resources and requires the conservation of significant cultural heritage landscapes. The town supports the use of conservation plans as a means of achieving conservation of significant cultural heritage landscapes such that their cultural heritage value or interest, pursuant to the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA), is retained. 


Purpose


The objective of this Policy is to provide for the creation and updating, as needed, of conservation plans for cultural heritage landscapes designated under the OHA. Conservation plans will provide a clear and transparent process for evaluating the heritage impact of proposed alterations to designated cultural heritage landscapes.


Scope


This Policy applies to all cultural heritage landscapes designated under the OHA. Conservation plans for cultural heritage landscapes may be completed by the town in consultation with the property owner, or by the property owner, subject to town approval. Existing conservation plans drafted and approved under By-law 2018-019 (repealed June 12, 2023) will continue to be used by the town to evaluate the potential heritage impact of proposed alterations to those cultural heritage landscapes to which they apply until replaced or updated. Any requirements in those Plans for condition monitoring or references to penalties (outside of those set out in the OHA) will not apply from the date of approval of this Policy.
 

References and related documents


Ontario Heritage Act, Section 33
Ontario Heritage Act, Section 34
Ontario Heritage Act, Section 42
Cultural Heritage Landscape Strategy (pdf)