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​​Notice of the Passing of a Zoning​ By-Law

Pursuant to Section 34(18) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13, as amended​

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of The Corporation of the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury passed By-law 2020-94 on the 20th day of October, 2020 under section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990​, c. P.13, as amended, in respect of all lands within the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.

The purpose of By-law 2020-94 is to:

  • introduce two (2) new cannabis related use definitions including Agricultural Cannabis Cultivation Facility and Agricultural Cannabis Micro-Cultivation Facility;
  • amend the agricultural zones (Countryside Zones) permissions to prohibit cannabis cultivation in the Holland Marsh (AM Zone); and the NHS1 and NHS2 zones;
  • introduce a minimum lot area of 2 ha for Cannabis Micro-Cultivation Facilities;
  • set a minimum distance separation of 300 metres between agricultural cannabis cultivation facilities and sensitive land uses;
  • set a minimum distance separation of 150 metres between agricultural cannabis cultivation facilities and settlement area boundaries;
  • introduce a new required parking standard of 1 space for every 100 m2 of gross floor area (gfa) or every 2 employees, whichever is greater for agricultural cannabis cultivation facilities;
  • set a minimum height of 1.8 metres for required security fencing; and
  • prohibit the use of hooped style temporary structures (“hoop houses”) for agricultural cannabis cultivation facilities. 

Any person or public body may appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal in respect of Council’s decision by filing a notice of appeal with Rebecca Murphy, Clerk, of The Corporation of the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, 100 Dissette Street, P.O. Box 100, Bradford, Ontario, L3Z 2A7, which must be received no later than November 18, 2020. The notice of appeal must set out the reasons for the appeal and must be accompanied by the LPAT form (available from the LPAT website at www.elto.gov.on.ca) and fee of $1,100.00 payable to the Minister of Finance.

In conformity with section 34(18) of the Planning Act, public comments/submissions and response to same are set out in Report No. DES 2020 43 which is available for viewing on the municipal website or by contacting the Office of Community Planning at planninginfo@townofbwg.com​.

Only individuals, corporations, and public bodies may appeal a zoning by-law to the Local Planning Appeal 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 group on its behalf.  

No person or public body shall be added as a party to the hearing of the appeal unless, before the By-law was passed, the person or public body made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the Council of the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury or, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

Any questions regarding this notice should be directed to the Office of Community Planning by telephone at 905-778-2055, ext. 1401 (a voicemail must be left) or email at rwindle@townofbwg.com.

Dated at the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury this 29th day of October, 2020.