Zoning By-Law Public Meeting
Monday, May 13, 2019 6:00 p.m.
Council Chambers, 157859 7th Line, Meaford

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The Zoning By-law is a statutory document that sets out the specific permitted land uses and development standards that apply to properties in the Municipality of Meaford. It does not apply to the Land Forces Central Area Training Facility or lands in the Niagara Escarpment Plan Area, except for Woodford.

Our zoning by-law was passed in 2009 and has been amended each year in order to make sure that it is as accurate and up-to-date as possible.

 This year’s amending by-law proposes a range of changes, which include:

  • Updated rules for Cannabis Production & Processing based on the Federal and Provincial legislation that came into effect in 2018.
  • Extending permission for home occupation & custom workshop uses to occur in detached accessory buildings on lots outside of the urban area.
  • Clarifying how a home occupation or custom workshop may be carried out in a multiple-unit residential dwellings (e.g. apartment units.
  • Re-establishing municipal zoning for lands in Woodford, being a Minor Urban Centre per the Niagara Escarpment Plan.
  • Providing exemption from Provincial Minimum Distance Separation (MDS1) calculations for dwellings proposed on existing small lots.
  • Correction of outdated or inaccurate zoning on several parcels.
  • Correction/updating of various site-specific exception permissions.
  • Clarification of the wording of several definitions and general provisions to guide interpretation/implementation.

A copy of the draft amendments and public meeting notice are available below:

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