A Zoning By-law is an implementation tool for the Official Plan. Using a series of land use zones and labels, it generally spells out:
A Zoning By-law is a legally enforceable document intended to regulate land use and future development. Significant changes to land uses or zone regulations require a Zoning By-law Amendment and possibly an Official Plan Amendment. Small, technical adjustments to By-law provisions may be accommodated by a Minor Variance.
The Town of Cobourg is currently undertaking a review of our Comprehensive Zoning By-Law 85-2003. Until an updated Zoning By-Law is approved, this document is in full force and effect.
Updates to the Zoning By-law will implement:
|Current Comprehensive Zoning By-law 85-2003 Maps|
The Planning Department has prepared a guide to assist in the completion of an application for Zoning and Official Plan amendments. The application process for an Official Plan Amendment may take approximately 6 months to complete. The Citizen's Guide outlines required information for a complete application, time frames, fee structure, contact name and numbers as well as a sample application. To review the guide, please click here.
|Terms of Reference|
|In the Summer of 2011, Cobourg Municipal Council retained Meridian Planning Consultants Inc. to conduct the Zoning By-Law Review.|
The initial phase of the Zoning By-law Review project included a review of all relevant background information as well as public and stakeholder consultation. The information gathered was used to develop a Background Report and strategy which identifies future directions. A public open house took place to review these documents in early 2012.
The second phase of the process involved a review of the public and stakeholder input from Phase One followed by the preparation of a Summary Report and draft Zoning By-law Amendment. A second public open house took place in mid-2012.
A draft Zoning By-Law has been prepared, however, until the Official Plan has been approved this document cannot receive final approval and implementation.
|Draft Zoning By-Law Maps|
The following are the supporting maps of the draft Zoning By-Law identifying each of the eight land use zones within the Town.
There are currently no public meetings scheduled. Please check back for future reference.
If you wish to receive direct notification by e-mail, or if you have written comments or concerns about the Zoning By-law review, please make your request or submission, including your name, return mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number to:
Glenn J. McGlashon, MCIP, RPP