by Joselyn Morley
A public meeting was held by the Township of North Dundas on June 22 to discuss proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendments on two properties, one in Harmony south of Winchester, and one in Morewood.
The proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendment in Harmony concerns the last stage of development by Falcon Homes, by Maurice Lafortune Investments: Marc Brisson.
The application seeks to rezone two blocks from Rural (RU) to Estate Residential – Exception Three (ER-3) to allow development of single detached dwelling units. This is the fifth and final stage of development. The two blocks are on either side of Country Lane. One block is 5.38 acres, the other is 5.14. Both will contain six lots for single-family homes. There is easement for drainage planned for both blocks.
Both the United Counties Official Plan and the Provincial Policy Statement on Land use support this development. There is adequate space for septic and well. There were no comments submitted by the public, no comments from ministries or public bodies, and no one from the public spoke at the meeting.
The proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendment in Morewood will change a small lot from Institutional to Light Industrial Exception One. This is to allow for a small woodworking shop and a garlic drying facility.
The building was a church in the past, sitting on a lot of 0.07 acres. Both the United Counties Official Plan and the Provincial Policy Statement on Land use support this type of use.
This small shop has been operating, and the owner seeks to move forward to ensure it is a legal use, and for insurance purposes. There is no land use conflict, and this industry will not pollute groundwater or surface water resources. There were two comments submitted by the public, one written, and one oral when a neighbour spoke with the Planning Technician during a site visit. Both supported the use of this property for the small woodshop and garlic drying.
There were no comments from ministries or public bodies, and no one from the public spoke at the meeting.