Zoning By-law Review

The Municipality of Port Hope is undertaking a review of its Zoning By-law (ZBL) to implement a number of 'housekeeping' revisions. This update will ensure that the Zoning By-law continues to effectively implement the priorities of the Municipality and community, is consistent with other Municipal documents, and is easy to understand and interpret.

Generally, this Zoning By-law Update is intended to focus on revisions related to:

  • Housing issues - Secondary suites, affordable housing, tiny houses, shared housing, residential hospice and reducing parking requirements for multi-unit housing.
  • Rural economic development - On-farm diversified uses, cannabis, and commercial greenhouses.
  • Technical improvements - Mapping updates, parking provisions for certain uses, height of accessory structures, diagrams and other technical updates to improve clarity.
  • Additional Residential Units (ARU's) - A Memo (see important documents panel) was prepared that focuses on Additional Residential Units in the Municipality. The current ZBL identifies ARUs as ‘accessory dwelling units’, permits 1 per property in the Residential zones and includes other provisions that apply. Some of the current ZBL provisions that apply contradict with the Regulations for Bill 108, such as those that apply to parking and accessory dwelling units. The Memo provides recommendations for ARUs in the Urban Area and the Rural Area.

See the Important Documents panel for the background report that was prepared, this provides an overview of these above issues. For general information regarding our current Zoning By-law, please visit Planning and Development - Zoning.

Community Input

The first virtual open house is scheduled for Tuesday, October 26, 2021. There will be two sessions:

Please RSVP for the session of your choice by emailing planning@porthope.ca or by phone at 905-885-2431.

Format of the open house includes: introduction to project by planning staff, presentation of project and key topics by consultant team, followed by Q&A. Questions sent in advance are welcome.

The Municipality of Port Hope is undertaking a review of its Zoning By-law (ZBL) to implement a number of 'housekeeping' revisions. This update will ensure that the Zoning By-law continues to effectively implement the priorities of the Municipality and community, is consistent with other Municipal documents, and is easy to understand and interpret.

Generally, this Zoning By-law Update is intended to focus on revisions related to:

  • Housing issues - Secondary suites, affordable housing, tiny houses, shared housing, residential hospice and reducing parking requirements for multi-unit housing.
  • Rural economic development - On-farm diversified uses, cannabis, and commercial greenhouses.
  • Technical improvements - Mapping updates, parking provisions for certain uses, height of accessory structures, diagrams and other technical updates to improve clarity.
  • Additional Residential Units (ARU's) - A Memo (see important documents panel) was prepared that focuses on Additional Residential Units in the Municipality. The current ZBL identifies ARUs as ‘accessory dwelling units’, permits 1 per property in the Residential zones and includes other provisions that apply. Some of the current ZBL provisions that apply contradict with the Regulations for Bill 108, such as those that apply to parking and accessory dwelling units. The Memo provides recommendations for ARUs in the Urban Area and the Rural Area.

See the Important Documents panel for the background report that was prepared, this provides an overview of these above issues. For general information regarding our current Zoning By-law, please visit Planning and Development - Zoning.

Community Input

The first virtual open house is scheduled for Tuesday, October 26, 2021. There will be two sessions:

Please RSVP for the session of your choice by emailing planning@porthope.ca or by phone at 905-885-2431.

Format of the open house includes: introduction to project by planning staff, presentation of project and key topics by consultant team, followed by Q&A. Questions sent in advance are welcome.

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