Provincial priority request for a Minister’s Zoning Order for an industrial development in the City of Port Colborne

ERO number
019-8690
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 14, 2024 - June 13, 2024 (30 days) Open
Last updated

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This consultation closes at 11:59 p.m. on:
June 13, 2024

Proposal summary

The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing received a request from the Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade to make a Minister’s Zoning Order for an industrial development in the City of Port Colborne. The Ministry is seeking input and any additional information that may help inform the Minister’s decision-making.

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

A Minister’s Zoning Order, made pursuant to clause 47(1)(a) of the Planning Act, regulates the use of land and the erection, location and use of any building or structure on the land.

The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing is considering a request made by the Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade to make a Minister’s Zoning Order on the lands east of the Welland Canal, in the City of Port Colborne.

The site is approximately 78.9 hectares and are located along the northern municipal boundary line of the City of Port Colborne, south of Highway 58A, north of Forks Road East, and bounded by the Welland Canal to the west and Highway 140 to the east. The site is currently vacant and zoned for heavy industrial uses in the City of Port Colborne’s zoning by-law. See location map below.

The requested Zoning Order would permit:

  • a battery separator manufacturing facility building that is approximately 2,000,000 square feet;
  • parking lots;
  • stormwater management ponds;
  • private electric substations;
  • private wastewater treatment plant; and
  • tank yards

To help ensure decisions are made in a transparent manner and support government priorities, the Ministry is seeking feedback on whether this request should be considered and any additional information that may help inform a decision.

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Municipal Services Office - Central Ontario
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16th floor
777 Bay Street
Toronto, ON
M7A 2J3
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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
Canada

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