UPDATE: April 7, 2022. The Development Bylaw and Official Plan developed during the public process in 2021 has received Ministerial Approval and are now in effect.
Official Plan for the Rural Municipality of Miltonvale Park (effective April 7, 2022)
Zoning and Subdivision (Development) Bylaw for the Rural Municipality of Miltonvale Park (effective April 7, 2022)
Zoning Map (effective April 7, 2022)
Future Land Use Map (effective April 7, 2022)
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 MVPOfficialPlan@gmail.com 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 MVPOfficialPlan@gmail.com 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)
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.
The most recent versions (v. 16 – June 1, 2021) of the Official Plan and Bylaws are now available for review. The planner has drafted further changes based on the legal review, which do not materially change the content of the documents, but a section of the bylaws are still undergoing review with the Department of Transportation.
It is expected that Planning Board will recommend their adoption to Council at the Planning Board meeting on Wednesday, July 14 2021 at 6:30, and Council will adopt the Official Plan and give first reading and approval to the Development Bylaw at its meeting on Wednesday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m.
If you would like to attend either of these meetings at the Milton Community Hall, please RSVP by noon of the meeting day to firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-368-3090.
For complete information about the recent Official Plan and Review Process in Miltonvale Park, please visit this page. When the final draft documents are received, they will be added to the website.
UPDATE: Sept 17, 2021. The Official Plan (v. 17) received approval by Council at the meeting on September 15, 2021. The Development Bylaw (v. 20) received first reading and approval at the same meeting. The Development Bylaw requires reading and approval at two separate meetings of Council, before Council adopt the documents at the second meeting. Both documents must be approved by the Minister before they come into effect.
The following are the most recent draft versions (as of October 5, 2021), and have been approved by Council, and were sent to the Minister of Agriculture and Land for review.
Development Bylaw final version -Oct 5 (A formatting error on page 8 was corrected, to re-number 3.5(2)-(4) to 3.5.(1) k. l. &.m. and the following clauses in that section were renumbered accordingly.)