Municipal request for a Community Infrastructure and Housing Accelerator for mixed-use and residential development in Prince Edward County

ERO number
019-8619
Notice type
Regulation
Act
Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990
Posted by
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Notice stage
Proposal
Proposal posted
Comment period
May 10, 2024 - June 9, 2024 (30 days) Open
Last updated

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This consultation closes at 11:59 p.m. on:
June 9, 2024

Proposal summary

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing received a request for a Community Infrastructure and Housing Accelerator order from Prince Edward County. The Ministry is seeking input on whether a Minister’s Zoning Order pursuant to clause 47(1)(a) of the Planning Act should be considered to address this request. 

Why consultation isn't required

Part II of the Environmental Bill of Rights Act, 1993 does not apply to proposals to make a Minister’s Zoning Order (MZO) under subsection 47(1) of the Planning Act, or to amend or revoke an MZO under subsection 47(8) of the Planning Act.

Although not required, the ministry is providing public notice of this request for consultation.

Proposal details

As part of the Cutting Red Tape to Build More Homes Act, 2024, the government is proposing to amend the Planning Act to remove the Minister’s authority to make Community Infrastructure and Housing Accelerator orders. However, a Minister’s Zoning Order, made pursuant to clause 47(1)(a) of the Planning Act, can still be used to regulate the use of the land and the erection, location and use of any building or structure on the land.

The Ministry has also introduced a zoning order framework that will help guide – in a transparent manner – how zoning order requests are considered in support of provincial priorities. Moving forward, municipal requests for zoning orders will be received and considered in accordance with the new zoning order framework.

The Ministry is in receipt of a request for a Community Infrastructure and Housing Accelerator order to facilitate mixed-use and residential development in Prince Edward County. This municipal request applies to 88 hectares on lands known locally as Base 31 in the community of Picton in Prince Edward County.

While no Community Infrastructure and Housing Accelerator orders will be made going forward, the Minister may instead consider making a Minister’s Zoning Order in response to this request, provided there is municipal support and other information outlined in the zoning order framework is provided.

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Municipal Services Office- Eastern Region
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8 Estate Lane
Rockwood House
Kingston, ON
K7M 9A8
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mmahzoningorders@ontario.ca

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Municipal Services Office - Central Ontario
Address

16th floor
777 Bay Street
Toronto, ON
M7A 2J3
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mmahzoningorders@ontario.ca

Office
Municipal Services Office - Central Ontario
Address

16th floor
777 Bay Street
Toronto, ON
M7A 2J3
Canada

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