Mon, 14 Mar 2022
Notice of Passing
Proposed Official Plan Amendments
Delegation of Approval Authority to pass by-laws for Certain Matters
On Monday, March 7, 2022, Town Council passed By-laws 2022-019 and 2022-020, which adopted Official Plan Amendments 42 and 324, respectively, under section 17(23), of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13, as amended.
The purpose of the proposed Official Plan Amendments is to modify the text of the Livable Oakville Plan and the 1984 Oakville Official Plan. The amendments will implement changes that have been made to the Planning Act resulting from Bill 13, Supporting People and Business Act, 2021. Bill 13 enables Town Council to delegate authority to pass by-laws that are minor in nature under section 34, Zoning By-laws, of the Planning Act to a committee of Council, or an individual who is an officer, employee or agent of the municipality, provided enabling Official Plan policy is in place.
The effect of the proposed Official Plan Amendments would enable Council to delegate the authority to pass by-laws under section 34 of the Planning Act to remove holding “H” symbols (holding by-laws), authorize the temporary use of land, buildings or structures (temporary use by-laws), and to pass housekeeping by-laws for the purpose of making clerical or other changes to assist in the interpretation of the zoning by-law, to a committee of Council, or an individual who is an officer or employee of the municipality. The amendments would also add general policies to the 1984 Oakville Official Plan for guidance on temporary use by-laws.
The Official Plan Amendments would apply to all lands within the Town of Oakville.
Council did not receive any written or oral submissions with respect to this matter
Any appeals to the proposed official plan amendments must be filed with the Town Clerk, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, ON, L6H 0H3, setting out the reasons for the appeal, and the specific part of the proposed official plan amendments to which the appeal applies; and must be accompanied by the fee required by the Ontario Land Tribunal. A copy of the appeal form is available from the Ontario Land Tribunal website.
The proposed official plan amendments are exempt from approval by the Regional Municipality of Halton. The decision of the Town of Oakville Council is final if a notice of appeal is not received on or before the last day for filing a notice of appeal.
Only individuals, corporations or public bodies may appeal a decision of the Town of Oakville Council to the Ontario Land Tribunal. A notice of appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group. However, a notice of appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or the group on its behalf.
No person or public body shall be added as a party to the hearing of the appeal unless, before the plan was adopted, the person or public body made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the council or, in the opinion of the Ontario Land Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.
The public may view planning documents and background material on the Town's website.
Questions may be directed to Brad Sunderland, Policy Planner, Planning Services department at
905-845-6601 ext. 3043 (TTY 905-338-4200) or at email@example.com
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 can form part of the public record which may be released to the public.
LAST DATE FOR FILING A NOTICE OF APPEAL: April 4, 2022