County of Simcoe - Approval to amend a municipality’s official plan

Instrument type: Approval to amend a municipality’s official plan

ERO number
019-3292
Ministry reference number
43-OP-200446
Notice type
Instrument
Act
Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990
Posted by
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Notice stage
Decision
Decision posted
Comment period
April 1, 2021 - May 1, 2021 (30 days) Closed
Last updated

This consultation was open from:
April 1, 2021
to May 1, 2021

Decision summary

A decision was made on June 21, 2021 to approve Official Plan Amendment 5 (OPA) to the County of Simcoe’s Official Plan, as adopted by By-Law No. 6882, with one modification. The last day to appeal this decision of File # 43-OP-200446 is July 12, 2021.

Location details

Site address

Simcoe County , ON
Canada

Site location details

Official Plan Amendment 5 applies to all lands in Simcoe County. For specific details on the location of waste management site properties please see Schedule A and B under supporting materials.

Proponent(s)

County of Simcoe
1110 Highway 26
Midhurst, ON
L9X 1N6
Canada

Decision details

The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing made a decision on June 21, 2021 to approve Simcoe County Official Plan Amendment 5-Waste Management policies with one modification. The last day to appeal this decision on File # 43-OP-200446 is July 12, 2021.

The purpose of OPA 5 is to clarify the County’s policies regarding its Solid Waste Management System (e.g., landfills and permanent storage of waste, recycling facilities and organic processing facilities), update definitions related to waste management activities in the County’s Official Plan and update how solid waste management sites are identified on Official Plan schedules. As a result, OPA 5 intends to streamline County and local planning approvals with respect to the siting and expansion of non-landfilling activities. One modification was required to OPA Schedule 5.6.2 due to minor mapping updates for two Waste Disposal sites (#551,635) located in Tiny Township.

The last date of appeal under the Planning Act: July 12, 2021.

Comments received

Through the registry

2

By email

69

By mail

0
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Effects of consultation

As a result of the 30-day public consultation commenting period posted to the Environmental Registry of Ontario (ERO) under #019-3292, a total of 71 submissions were received. Generally, these submissions noted concern with respect to the proposal to remove the requirement for a County official plan amendment for the siting or expansion of non-landfilling waste management activities.

All public and stakeholder comments received through this ERO posting were carefully considered in the decision to approval the County of Simcoe OPA 5, as modified. In response to concerns outlined in submissions, it is recognized that local planning approval requirements will trigger the need for statutory public consultation which will appropriately address outlined concerns with respect to County OPA 5.

Supporting materials

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Important notice: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, viewing supporting materials in person is not available at this time.

Please reach out to the Contact listed in this notice to see if alternate arrangements can be made.

Municipal Services Office - Central Ontario
Address

777 Bay Street
13th floor
Toronto, ON
M5G 2E5
Canada

Office phone number

Appeal

This instrument decision can be appealed. You have 20 days from June 22, 2021 to begin the appeal process.

Carefully review the information below to learn more about the appeal process.

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For instrument decisions published on or after June 1, 2021, please refer to the updated instructions for information on how to appeal a decision.

Appeal process for decisions published before June 1, 2021

You can appeal all or part of this this instrument to the appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) by submitting a notice of appeal to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

There is an additional “leave to appeal” right under the Environmental Bill of Rights.

Who can appeal

A notice of appeal can be submitted by:

  • individuals
  • corporations
  • public bodies

A notice of appeal can’t be submitted by:

  • an unincorporated association
  • an unincorporated group

You can, however, submit a notice of appeal as a member of the unincorporated association or group.

You have to have made an oral submission at a public meeting or a written submission to the council before the official plan amendment was adopted. Note: this is not required if you are appealing a proposal for provisional consent (no official plan in place).

Notice of appeal

Your notice of appeal must include:

  • the specific part, or parts of the official plan amendment that you wish to appeal
  • the reasons for your appeal
  • the appeal fee, payable by certified cheque or money order to the Minister of Finance, Province of Ontario

Note: appeal fees and options for reductions are outlined in the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal’s fee chart.

Mail your notice of appeal

Send your notice of appeal to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing via the ‘issuing authority’ contact listed below.

Send a copy of your notice of appeal to the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks. You can provide notice by email at minister.mecp@ontario.ca or by mail at:

College Park
5th Floor, 777 Bay Street
Toronto, ON
M7A 2J3


Issuing authority
Maya Harris
Manager(A)

Municipal Services Office - Central Region
13th flr, 777 Bay St
Toronto, ON
M7A 2J3
Canada

416-585-6063

Proponent(s)

County of Simcoe
1110 Highway 26
Midhurst, ON
L9X 1N6
Canada


Appellate body

Local Planning Appeal Tribunal
655 Bay Street, Suite 1500
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 1E5


Include the following:

ERO number
019-3292
Ministry reference number
43-OP-200446

This is not legal advice. Please refer to the Environmental Bill of Rights for exact legal requirements. Consult a lawyer if you need help with the appeal process.

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Original proposal

ERO number
019-3292
Ministry reference number
43-OP-200446
Notice type
Instrument
Act
Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990
Posted by
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Proposal posted

Comment period

April 1, 2021 - May 1, 2021 (30 days)

Proposal details

The County of Simcoe Council (“County”) adopted OPA 5 on February 9th, 2021 and, pursuant to section 17(1) and section 21(1) of the Planning Act, it is before the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing for a decision.

OPA 5 proposes to clarify the County’s policies regarding its Solid Waste Management System (e.g., landfills and permanent storage of waste, recycling facilities and organic processing facilities), update definitions related to waste management activities in the County’s Official Plan and update how solid waste management sites are identified on Official Plan Schedules.

The proposed OPA has regard for various matters of provincial interest, specifically the adequate provision and efficient use of waste management systems and the minimization of waste which supports the development of healthy, livable safe communities.

All comments received prior to the posting deadline will be considered as part of the decision-making process by the Ministry if they are submitted by mail or electronically through this Environmental Registry posting. If submitting comments by mail, please reference this posting's ERO (Environmental Registry of Ontario) number 019-3292.

Comments must be submitted within the time restrictions of this notice to be considered prior to a final decision by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing ("Minister"). The Minister may refuse the OPA, approve the OPA in whole or in part, or approve the OPA with modifications.

Supporting materials

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Important notice: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, viewing supporting materials in person is not available at this time.

Please reach out to the Contact listed in this notice to see if alternate arrangements can be made.

Municipal Services Office - Central Ontario
Address

777 Bay Street
13th floor
Toronto, ON
M5G 2E5
Canada

Office phone number

Comment

Commenting is now closed.

This consultation was open from April 1, 2021
to May 1, 2021

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