NOTE: These are the most current draft versions (V. 16 June 1, 2021):
UPDATE: re timing (May 13, 2021) – Council now expects to approve the first reading and approval at its June meeting, rather than in May to allow time to incorporated suggested changes after the legal review.
The municipality manages development with the Official Plan and the Development Bylaw. The Planning Act requires these documents to be reviewed every five years to ensure they are current.
The Rural Municipality of Miltonvale Park’s current Official Plan was adopted in 2016 with amendments in 2019. The Development Bylaw was adopted in 2019, with two amendments approved in late 2020 and early 2021. All changes must be approved by the Province before they come into effect.
The municipality must now review both to create new documents for the coming period from 2021 to 2026 – but also looking ahead to the next 15-20 years. SJ Murphy Planning & Consulting and associates Greg Morrison and Mitch Underhay are undertaking this review.
Thank you to those who completed the Community Survey. The winner of the $50 prize for participating in the survey was Jade Stephens. The consultants reviewed the data from 65 surveys submitted and prepared “What We Heard” -summary documents of the public engagement to early March, 2021. There were several questions and themes brought forward in the survey, and the CAO prepared a Q&A document to answer some of the concerns raised. Please feel free to reach out to the Council Office if there are further questions.
The community was invited to participate at various stages of the process, although feedback was welcomed from January 2021 until the end of April. Please contact [email protected] with your thoughts. Consultation is vital to creating a useful plan that addresses the issues that matter now and fosters the community that you want to see in the future.
The Special Planning Area has a significant impact on Miltonvale Park and its development since it was introduced almost thirty years ago. The specific Special Planning Area regulations can be found in Section 63 and begin on page 52 of the Provincial Subdivision and Development Regulations. SJ Murphy Planning & Consulting prepared this document for Planning Board to outline options and approaches Miltonvale Park can consider to work within the Special Planning Area Regulations.
There was a second Planning Board meeting held in March on Tuesday, March 16 to provide direction to the consulting team. Official Plan Issues and Recommendations as of March 10, 2021 was provided to Planning Board for their review at the March 10 meeting.
Information will continue to be shared as the review process proceeds.
Public meetings and information sessions were held at the Milton Community Hall. Due to COVID-19, people were requested to RSVP to [email protected] or 902-368-3090, and the meetings were videotaped, and online access was offered.
Public Information Sessions -February 18, 2021
VIDEO -Part 2 – Public Information Session -Feb 18, 2021 (beginning at approx. 8:30 p.m.)
Highlighted sections indicate areas where discussion with Planning Board is warranted, along with other topics including
- Authority of Development Officer versus Council in decision-making.
- Amendment procedures
- Home Occupations
- Option for additional requirements for accessory apartments on undersized lots.
- Livestock operations –
- Hobby farming
- Ground-mounted solar arrays
- Tourism Establishments
- Wind Energy
- PURD zone provisions
- Agricultural land uses caveat in A1 zone
- Number of permitted lots in relation to SPA
- Parkland considerations
- Adjacent to water – requirements for erosion and flood risk assessments
- Zoning map
Final formatting will be undertaken, including confirming all section references, table of contents, and figures and tables once revisions are substantially complete .
Draft OFFICIAL PLAN v.10 -April 9, 2021 (Replaced on April 19 by version 13 of the Official Plan)
Draft DEVELOPMENT BYLAW v.8 – April 9, 2021 (Replaced on April 19 by version 12 of the Development Bylaw)
Draft OFFICIAL PLAN v.13 (April 19 -replaced on May 3 by version 14 of the Official Plan – See Below)
Draft DEVELOPMENT BYLAW -v.12 – (April 19 -replaced on May 3 by version 14 of the Development Bylaw – See Below)
Summary of Changes from the 2016 Official Plan and 2019 Development Bylaws (as of April 22, 2201)
Draft OFFICIAL PLAN v.14 (May 3, 2021) Replaced on June 1, 2021 by Draft 16.
Draft DEVELOPMENT BYLAW v.14 (May 3, 2021) Replaced on June 1, 2021 by Draft 16.
Updated drafts (June 1, 2021) are at the top of this page, as well as a summary of changes from the draft v.14 documents.