Public meeting for the Town-initiated Cultural Heritage Policy Updates proposed official plan amendment for all lands south of Dundas Street and north of Highway 407

Thu, 31 Aug 2017

Public Meeting
Town-initiated Proposed Official Plan Amendment,
Cultural Heritage Policy Updates
All lands south of Dundas Street and north of Highway 407
42.24.016, Ward 1-6

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at 7 p.m.
Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Council Chamber

You are invited to attend and provide input at this meeting hosted by Planning and Development Council.

The Planning Services department will be presenting a recommendation report with respect to the proposed official plan amendment at this meeting.

The purpose of this official plan amendment is to update the Town’s cultural heritage policies and associated definitions in the Livable Oakville Plan to be consistent with applicable Provincial legislation and policies, and to support the implementation of the Ontario Heritage Act and the Town’s Cultural Heritage Landscape Strategy.

The effect of the amendment within Section 5, Cultural Heritage, of the Plan is to improve the consistency of the terminology used, eliminate redundant policies, and modify existing policies to confirm that:

  • It is an objective of the town to conserve cultural heritage resources through available powers and tools and ensure that all new development and any site alteration conserve cultural heritage resources;
  • The town will exercise the powers and apply the tools provided by legislation, particularly the Ontario Heritage Act, the Planning Act, the Environmental Assessment Act, the Building Code Act, and the Municipal Act in implementing and enforcing the cultural heritage policies of the town;
  • The town may recognize and/or designate cultural heritage resources;
  • The town may, consistent with provincial standards, establish policies, procedures, plans, and guidelines to support the identification, assessment, evaluation, management, use, registration, designation, alteration, removal, and demolition of cultural heritage resources or changes to their heritage status;
  • Heritage Conservation Districts and cultural heritage landscapes identified on Schedule A1 shall be conserved through the careful consideration of any proposals for change within their boundaries, on adjacent lands, or in their immediate vicinity. In reviewing proposals for construction, demolition, relocation, removal, or alteration within, adjacent to, or in the immediate vicinity of a Heritage Conservation District or cultural heritage landscape identified on Schedule A1, the town will be guided by the applicable Heritage Conservation District plan or cultural heritage landscape conservation plan.
  • The town should require a heritage impact assessment where development or redevelopment is proposed: (a) on, within, adjacent to, or in the immediate vicinity of an individually designated heritage property, the boundaries of a Heritage Conservation District, or a cultural heritage landscape; or, (b) on a property listed on the Oakville Register of Properties of Cultural Heritage Value or Interest.
  • The town may impose, as a condition of any development approvals, the implementation of appropriate measures to ensure the conservation of any affected cultural heritage resources, and where appropriate, their integration into new development.

The effect of the amendment within Section 5, Cultural Heritage, of the Plan is also to add new policies that:

  • A cultural heritage resource should be evaluated to determine its cultural heritage values and heritage attributes prior to the preparation of a heritage impact assessment of a proposed development on the cultural heritage resource;
  • Where protected or registered under the Ontario Heritage Act, a Heritage Conservation District or cultural heritage landscape: (a) shall  be  identified on Schedule A1, Urban Structure, of the Livable Oakville Plan; (b) shall be subject to applicable powers and tools for their conservation; and, (c) may be subject to an area-specific land use designation and policies consistent with the applicable Heritage Conservation District Plan or cultural heritage landscape conservation plan.
  • Where the town is considering a proposal to alter, remove or demolish a cultural heritage resource that is protected or registered under the Ontario Heritage Act, or repeal a designating by-law under that Act, it shall ensure that it has before it any required heritage impact assessment or sufficient information to review and consider (a) how the proposal affects the heritage value, interest and attributes of the resource, and (b) options that reduce, minimize or eliminate impacts to the resource.

The effect of the amendment within Section 29, Interpretation, of the Plan is to modify the existing definitions of the terms “conserved” (or “conserve”), “cultural heritage landscape” and “cultural heritage resources”, and add new definitions for the terms “built heritage resource” and “heritage attributes”, to be consistent with Provincial policies. The above-noted terms are also to be italicized throughout the Plan to indicate that they are defined terms.

The subject lands pertain to the Livable Oakville Plan area, being all lands south of Dundas Street and north of Highway 407.

These lands are also  subject to the proposed Town-initiated Urban Structure Official Plan Amendment, File No. 42.15.52.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to Council c/o the Town Clerk at the Town of Oakville, Clerk’s department, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, ON L6H 0H3 or at townclerk@oakville.ca before  the   proposed    official    plan    amendment is adopted:

  • the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Town of Oakville Council to the Ontario Municipal Board; and
  • the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

Any submission to the Planning and Development Council, either in hard copy or in electronic format, must be forwarded to the Clerk’s department for receipt no later than noon on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, to ensure its availability to the Members of Council at the meeting. Individuals making oral submissions at the public meeting are requested to submit a written outline of the submission to the Town Clerk. All submissions should include the full name and address of the presenter.

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Town of Oakville on the proposed official plan amendment, you must make a written request to the Town Clerk at the Town of Oakville, Clerk’s department, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, ON L6H 0H3 or at TownClerk@oakville.ca

A copy of the proposed official plan amendment and information and material will be available to the public for inspection on or after Thursday, August 31, 2017 at the Town's Cultural Heritage Policy Updates Official Plan Amendment, 2017 page, or you may visit the Planning Services department between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or contact Lesley E. Gill Woods, Senior Planner, Planning Services department at 905-845-6601, ext. 3261 (TTY 905-338-4200) or at lesley.gill-woods@oakville.ca

For more information about this matter, including information about preserving your appeal rights go to the Town's Cultural Heritage Policy Updates Official Plan Amendment, 2017 page, or you may visit the Planning Services department between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or contact Lesley E. Gill Woods, Senior Planner, Planning Services department at 905-845-6601, ext. 3261 (TTY 905-338-4200) or at lesley.gill-woods@oakville.ca

If you have any accessibility needs, please advise Lesley Gill Woods one week before the meeting.

The personal information accompanying your submission is being collected under the authority of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13, as amended, and may form part of the public record which may be released to the public.

Dated at the Town of Oakville August 31, 2017