On July 22, 2019, the provincial government announced proposed changes to the Provincial Policy Statement, called the PPS for short. This Statement sets the policy for all planning and land management policies below it, like the County of Lanark Official Plan and the Mississippi Mills Official Plan.
In 2017 and 2018, a number of meetings of concerned residents were held on the Natural Heritage Systems portion of the proposed Official Plan, while other changes went unnoticed.
This week the province is seeking input on proposed changes. The announcement of general changes can be found here:
I discovered from a recent email from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario The Province of Ontario is seeking comments on proposed regulations under Bill 108 and issued this notice, which I discovered in a recent email from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario . You must provide your comments by the end of day on August 6, 2019.
If you are concerned about any of the following matters, please follow the link to read more and perhaps comment to the Province:
Expanding the grounds of appeal of a decision
Changes related to the community planning permit system (a framework that combines and replaces the individual zoning, site plan and minor variance processes in an identified area with a single application and approval process)
Additional Residential Unit Requirements and Standards – mainly changes related to parking requirements
Removing restrictions and prohibitions in respect of the municipal authority under section 37 (Increased Density) with inclusionary zoning