Terms of reference

The City of Clarence-Rockland Planning Committee reviews applications for Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments. It also reviews subdivision applications and comments on policies, standards and studies, among others.

The Committee is composed of three members of city Council and two members of the community. Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month, except in July when there are no meetings. The January meeting is exceptionally held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

The public is welcome to attend Planning Committee meetings.

Go to our Council Meeting Calendar to learn the dates of the next meetings. 

 Next Meeting - December 1st

Virtual Meeting Procedure

 

The City of Clarence-Rockland is now conducting its Planning Committee meetings virtually through Zoom. Members of the public will still have the ability to watch meeting proceedings and participate, where appropriate, as detailed below.

How to watch a meeting

The meetings will be live-streamed on the City of Clarence-Rockland's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/clarencerockland/.

How to provide comments

1- Submit comments in writing

Residents are encouraged to make written submissions by:

  1. Submitting comments by email to the Deputy Clerk for the file before 3:00 p.m. on December 1, 2021 at mstpierre@clarence-rockland.com  
  2. Submitting comments in the dropbox located outside the door at City Hall, 1560 Laurier Street in Rockland. The letter must be addressed to the Deputy Clerk and must be submitted before 3:00 p.m. on November 26, 2021.
  3. Submitting comments via regular mail. The letter must be sent to 1560 Laurier Street, Rockland, ON, K4K 1P7, to the attention of the Deputy Clerk. The letter must be received by the City at the latest on November 26, 2021.

Comments received before the deadline will be provided to Members of the Committee prior to the meeting.

2- Submit verbal comments in advance of the meeting

You may contact the planner responsible for the file via telephone before 3:00 p.m. on November 26, 2021 should you wish to submit an oral submission which will be transcribed by staff and made available to the Committee.   The planner’s contact information is included on the notice itself.  Please leave a detailed message and the planner will return your call as soon as possible.

3- Register to speak at the Committee meeting

Please note that neither a computer, nor a video sharing device, is required to participate in the meeting via Zoom. You may opt to call in from a cell or landline. A toll-free number will be provided for this purpose.

Computer/smartphone/tablet

Members of the public will also be able to participate in committee meetings through Zoom. Interested residents can register by sending an email to mbelanger@clarence-rockland.com or by calling the Planner responsible for the file. Upon registering for a meeting, members of the public will be emailed a link for the Zoom meeting as well as a link to educational resources for those who may be new to using Zoom. Registration will be available until 3:00 p.m. on December 1, 2021.

Telephone

To participate in a meeting via telephone, member of the public must register by leaving a voicemail with the planner responsible for the file.  The voicemail message must include the name of the participant, phone number and the name of the file(s) they wish to speak to.   City staff will then contact the member of the public to confirm their participation and provide meeting details. Registration will close at 3:00 p.m. on December 1, 2021. 

If you join the Zoom meeting through your phone, please Do not put the phone on hold at any time, as this will result in broadcasting “hold music” online once the mic function is unmuted.

How to participate during the meeting

Registered members of the public will be able to provide comments and ask questions during committee meetings in the same manner as in-person committee meetings.

  • The Chair of the meeting will open the floor to public comments;
  • Any member of the public that wishes to speak will need to click the “Raise Hand” button to request to speak. The raise hand button is on the right hand side of the Zoom meeting screen under the “Participants” tab;
  • For members on the telephone, you can press *9 to raise your hand;
  • Once the Chair recognizes that a member of the public has raise his hand, the Meeting Host will unmute the member of the public, who will then have up to 5 minutes to provide comments or ask questions;
  • Once the member of the public has finished speaking or met the 5-minute speaking limit, the Meeting Host will mute their microphone.

As screen-sharing will not be enabled for participants during this meeting, those delegates who wish to provide a visual presentation (PowerPoint or other) must email mbelanger@clarence-rockland.com before 3:00 p.m. on December 1, 2021. Marie-Eve Bélanger will share your presentation from her screen as you speak.

When you join the meeting, either by phone or online, you will be admitted in as an attendee. You will not be greeted upon joining the call. You will be able to hear and see the meeting, but you microphone will be muted until it is your turn to speak, if requested.

Please do not share the Zoom meeting details with anyone or post through social media.

These details are restricted to Members of Committee and Council, designated staff and registered public delegations. All other will be able to watch and listen to the meeting on Facebook live.

File D-14-559

Take notice the Corporation of the City of Clarence-Rockland will hold a virtual public meeting via ZOOM, on the 1st day of December 2021, at 7:00 p.m. To consider a proposed amendment (File No. D-14-559) to the City of Clarence-Rockland Zoning By-law No. 2016-10. The affected property is described as Part of Lot 12 Concession 1 on Rollin Road.

The proposed zoning by-law amendment would modify the zoning category on the part to be retained from "Rural (RU) Zone" to "Rural – Exception 45 (RU-45) Zone" in order to prohibit residential and residential accessory uses.

If the proposed by-law amendment is adopted, a condition will be satisfied for the consent application D-10-923.

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Council of the Corporation of the City of Clarence-Rockland on the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment, you must make a written request to the Corporation of the City of Clarence-Rockland, 1560 Laurier Street, Rockland, ON, K4K 1P7.

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Municipal Council of the City of Clarence-Rockland to the Ontario Land Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Corporation of the City of Clarence-Rockland before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to the Corporation of the City of Clarence-Rockland before the by-law is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Land Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

If applicable, the owner of any land that contains seven or more residential units is required to post this notice in a location that is visible to all of the residents.

A note about information you may submit to the municipality: Under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 and in accordance with Ontario's Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), all information provided for, or at a Public Meeting, Public Consultation, or other Public Process are considered part of the public record and will be used to assist in deciding on this matter, including resident deputations. All personal information (as defined by MFIPPA), including (but not limited to) names, addresses, opinions and comments collected will become property of the City of Clarence-Rockland, will be made available for public disclosure (including being posted on the internet) and will be used to assist Council/Committee and staff to process this application.

 

Additional information relating to the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment and in regards to the ZOOM meeting is available on the City’s website at the following link https://www.clarence-rockland.com/en/hotel-de-ville/planning-committee.aspx or by communicating with Mrs. Claire Lemay by phone or email below. If you just wish to follow along, the meeting will be live-streamed on the City's Facebook page www.facebook.com/clarencerockland/.

Claire Lemay, Municipal Planner

1560 Laurier Street,

Rockland, Ontario K4K 1P7,

(613) 446-6022, ext: 2267 clemay@clarence-rockland.com

Dated at the City of Clarence-Rockland, this 15th day of October 2021.

Please send your comments by November 19th 2021

 

Map of File D-14-559

Draft By-Law

By-Law no. 2021-XX

Being a By-law to amend zoning by-law no.2016-10 

Whereas Zoning By-Law no. 2016-10 regulates the use of land, and the use and erection of buildings and structures in the City of Clarence-Rockland; and

Whereas the Council of the Corporation of the City of Clarence-Rockland considers appropriate to amend Zoning By-Law No. 2016-10, as described; 

Now therefore, the Council of the Corporation of the City of Clarence-Rockland enacts as follows:

Section 1: The property consists of Part of Lot 12, Concession 1 identified on Schedule “A” attached to and forming part of this by-law shall be the lot affected by this by-law.

Section 2: Schedule “A” of Zoning By-Law No. 2016-10 is hereby amended by changing the zoning category on part of the property (part to be retained for consent D-10-923) from “Rural (RU) Zone” to “RU – Exception 45 (RU-45) Zone” as identified on Schedule “A” of the map attached hereto and fully integrated as part of this By-law.

Section 3: Section 13.1.3 (ss) of By-law 2016-10 is hereby modified to read as follows:

“(ss) RU-45, Part of Lot 21, Concession 9; 3210-3232 Champlain Street; Part of Lots 16 and 17, Concession 5; Part of Lot 21, Concession 6 Russell Rd; Part of Lot 12, Concession 1, Rollin Road

Notwithstanding the provisions of this By-law to the contrary, on the lands zoned RU-45, prohibits residential uses.”

Section 4: This By-law shall become effective on the date of passing hereof, subject to the approval of the Tribunal or following the last date for filing objections as the case may be.

Dated and passed in open council, this 18th day of October 2021

Mario Zanth, Mayor

Monique Ouellet, Clerk

Explanatory Note

Purpose and Effects of this By-Law

The purpose of the by-law is to amend Zoning By-Law No. 2016-10 in order to modify the zoning category on the part to be retained from "Rural (RU) Zone" to "Rural – Exception 45 (RU-45) Zone" in order to prohibit residential uses. This zoning By-law amendment is a condition of the consent application D-10-923.

For further information concerning the amendment to Zoning By-Law No. 2016-10, you may contact the Infrastructure and Planning Department, at the Town Hall, 1560 Laurier Street or by telephone at (613) 446-6022.

Area(s) affected by this by-law

Zone change de/from RU à/to RU-45

Certificate of Authentification

This is plan Schedule “A” to Zoning By-Law No. 2021-XX, passed the 18th day of October, 2021

Schedule “A” to By-Law No. 2021-XX

Part of Lot 12, Concession 1 Partie du lot 12, concession 1

prepared by Cité de Clarence-Rockland City 1560, rue Laurier Street Rockland, Ontario K4K 1P7 Pas à l’échelle/Not to scale

 

 

 File D-09-97 and File D-14-560

Notice of A Public Meeting Concerning

A Proposed Amendment to The Official Plan of The Urban Area Of The City Of Clarence-Rockland And A Proposed Amendment To The Zoning By-Law Of The Corporation Of The City Of Clarence-Rockland

Notice of A Virtual Public Meeting

Take notice the Corporation of the City of Clarence-Rockland will hold a virtual public meeting on ZOOM, on the 1st day of December 2021, at 7:00 p.m. to consider a proposed amendment (File No. D-09-97) to the Official Plan of the Urban Area of the City of Clarence-Rockland By-law No. 2013-147 and a proposed amendment (File No. D-14-560) to the City of Clarence-Rockland Zoning By-law No. 2016-10. The affected property is located at 1300 Caron Street. The application affects the severed parcel of the related application for consent (File No. D-10-946).

The proposed official plan amendment would modify the land use designation from “Low Density Residential” to “Medium Density Residential”.

The proposed zoning by-law amendment would modify the zoning category from “Urban Residential First Density (R1) Zone” to “Urban Residential Third Density – Exception 24 (R3-24) Zone” to permit stacked townhouses and to reduce the minimum required number of parking spaces from 1.5 spaces per unit to 1.25 spaces per unit.

If the proposed amendments to the official plan and to the zoning by-law are approved and adopted, the developer has the intention of building seven blocks of two-and-a-half storey stacked townhouses for a total of 56 units and a total density of 64.8 units per net hectare.

The proposed zoning by-law amendment will not come into full force and effect until such time as the related amendment to the Official Plan of the Urban Area of the City of Clarence-Rockland is approved by the United Counties of Prescott & Russell.

If you wish to be notified of the adoption of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment, or of the refusal of the request to amend the Zoning by-law, you must make a written request at the address shown below. If you wish to be notified of the adoption of the proposed Official Plan Amendment, or of the refusal of the request to amend the Official Plan, you must make a written request to the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, 59, Court Street, P.O. Box. 304, L’Orignal, Ontario, K0B 1K0.

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Municipal Council of the City of Clarence-Rockland to the Ontario Land Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Corporation of the City of Clarence-Rockland before the proposed official plan amendment is adopted or before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Corporation of the City of Clarence-Rockland before the by-laws are passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Land Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

If applicable, the owner of any land that contains seven or more residential units is required to post this notice in a location that is visible to all of the residents.

A note about information you may submit to the municipality: Under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 and in accordance with Ontario's Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), all information provided for, or at a Public Meeting, Public Consultation, or other Public Process are considered part of the public record and will be used to assist in deciding on this matter, including resident deputations. All personal information (as defined by MFIPPA), including (but not limited to) names, addresses, opinions and comments collected will become property of the City of Clarence-Rockland, will be made available for public disclosure (including being posted on the internet) and will be used to assist Council/Committee and staff to process this application.

a copy of the proposed official plan amendment, a copy of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment, additional information and material about these applications and information in regards to the ZOOM meeting is available on the City’s website at the following link: https://www.clarence-rockland.com/en/hotel-de-ville/planning-committee.aspx or by communicating with Claire Lemay by phone or email below. If you just wish to follow along, the meeting will be live-streamed on the City's Facebook page www.facebook.com/clarencerockland/.

Claire Lemay, Municipal Planner

1560, rue Laurier

Rockland, Ontario, K4K 1P7

Tél : (613) 446-6022, poste : 2267

clemay@clarence-rockland.com

Dated at the City of Clarence-Rockland, this 2nd day of November 2021.

Please send your comments by November 19th, 2021.

Location for File D-9-97 and File D-14-560

 

Draft By-Law

Being a by-law to amend zoning by-law no. 2016-10;

Whereas Zoning By-Law no. 2016-10 regulates the use of land, and the use and erection of buildings and structures in the City of Clarence-Rockland; and

Whereas the Council of the Corporation of the City of Clarence-Rockland considers appropriate to amend Zoning By-Law No. 2016-10, as described;

Now therefore, the Council of the Corporation of the City of Clarence-Rockland enacts as follows:

Section 1: The property consists of Part of Part 1, Plan 50R-9641, the severed parcel of consent file D-10-946, 1300 Caron Street, identified on Schedule “A” attached to and forming part of this by-law shall be the lot affected by this by-law.

Section 2: Map “B” of Zoning By-Law No. 2016-10 is hereby amended by changing the zoning category of 1300 Caron Street from “Urban Residential First Density (R1) Zone” to “Urban Residential Third Density – Exception 24 (R3-24) Zone” as identified on Schedule A of the map attached hereto and fully integrated as part of this By-law.

Section 3: Section 6.4.3 (x) is hereby modified to read as follows:

“(x)    R3-24, 1300 Caron Street

Notwithstanding the provisions of this By-law to the contrary, on lands zoned R3-24, the minimum number of parking spaces required shall be 1.25 spacesper dwelling unit for stacked townhouse dwellings.”

Section 4: Subject to the giving of notice of passing of this by-law, in accordance with Section 34(18) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990 as amended, this by-law shall come into force on the date of passing by the Council of the Corporation of the City of Clarence-Rockland subject to the following two provisions:

1)   The coming into force of the amendment to the Official Plan of the Urban Area of the City of Clarence-Rockland with regards to the same property; and

 2)  If a notice of appeal or objection is received, the approval of the Tribunal or where no notice of appeal or objection is received, pursuant to Section 34(21) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990 as amended.

Dated and passed in open council, this xx day of January 2022.

Mario Zanth, Mayor

Monique Ouellet, Clerk

Explanatory Note

Purpose and Effects of this By-Law

The purpose of the by-law is to amend Zoning By-Law No. 2016-10 in order to change Part of Part 1, Plan 50R-9641, severed parcel of consent D-10-946, 1300 Caron Street from “Urban Residential First Density (R1) Zone” to “Urban Residential Third Density – Exception 24 (R3-24) Zone” in order to permit stacked townhouse dwellings with a minimum of 1.25 parking spaces per dwelling unit.

For further information concerning the amendment to Zoning By-Law No. 2016-10, you may contact the Infrastructure and Planning Department, at the Town Hall, 1560 Laurier Street or by telephone at (613) 446-6022.

Location for 1300 Caron Street

Areas affected by this by-law

Certificate of Authentication

This is plan Schedule A to Zoning By-Law No. 2022-xx, passed the xx day of January, 2022

Schedule A to By-Law No.2022-xx

1300 Caron Street

Not to Scale

Prepared by City of Clarence-Rockland

1560 Laurier Street, Rockland, On, K4K 1P7

 

Concept Plan

Preliminary Site Plan

1300 Caron Street 3D Drawing 1

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1300 Caron Street 3D Drawing 3

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1300 Caron Street 3D Drawing 8

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1300 Caron Street 3D Drawing 10

 

 

Draft Official Plan

Draft Official Plan