Report to/Rapport au :
Comité de l'agriculture et des affaires rurales
and Council / et au Conseil
31 March 2012 / le 31 mars 2012
Contact Person/Personne-ressource : Derrick Moodie, Manager/Gestionnaire, Development Review-Rural Services/Examen des projets d'aménagement-Services ruraux, Planning and Growth Management/Urbanisme et Gestion de la croissance
(613) 580-2424, 15134 Derrick.Moodie@ottawa.ca
That the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee recommend Council approve an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of 4160 8th Line Road from Agricultural, Subzone 2 to Agricultural, Subzone 7, as detailed in Document 1.
RECOMMANDATION DU RAPPORT
Que le Comité de l'agriculture et des affaires rurales recommande au Conseil d’approuver une modification au Règlement de zonage 2008-250 visant à faire passer le zonage du 4160, chemin 8th Line d’AG2 (Zone agricole, sous-zone 2) à AG7 (Zone agricole, sous‑zone 7), comme le montre le document 1.
The subject land is located on the east side of 8th Line Road north of Lawrence Street (4160 8th Line Road) as shown in Document 1. The site is an agricultural parcel, surrounded by agricultural uses.
This parcel was the subject of a recent consent application. The existing dwelling is being severed as a surplus farm dwelling. The retained land will remain vacant and will continue to be used for agricultural purposes.
Purpose of Zoning Amendment
The proposal is to rezone the retained parcel satisfy a condition of consent for a surplus farm dwelling, imposed by the Committee of Adjustment (D08-01-11/B-00143).
The land to be severed is known as 4120 8th Line Road and will have a frontage of 203 metres and contain a lot area of 2.7 hectares and will contain a detached dwelling. The land to be retained will be known as 4160 8th Line Road and will have a frontage of 167 metres and contain a lot area of 17.2 hectares.
The subject land is currently zoned Agricultural, Subzone 2 (AG2). This zoning recognizes and permits agricultural uses on a minimum lot area of 18 hectares in areas designated as ‘Agricultural Resource Area’ in the Official Plan. The AG2 zoning restricts the range of permitted uses to agricultural related uses in order to preserve prime agricultural lands from loss to other uses.
The requested zoning amendment proposes to rezone the retained parcel (4160 8th Line Road) from Agricultural, Subzone 2 (AG2) to Agricultural, Subzone 7 (AG7). The AG7 zone permits agricultural uses, but prohibits residential uses. This particular subzone represents agricultural lands with a minimum area of 10 hectares and a minimum frontage of 60 metres.
The subject land is designated as ‘Agricultural Resource Area’ in the Official Plan. This designation protects prime agricultural areas from loss of lands to other uses. The policies ensure that a severance of a surplus farm dwelling is carried out through farm consolidation. Official Plan policies require that the retained agricultural land be rezoned to prohibit any residential uses. Prohibiting a residential dwelling is intended to limit a pattern of lot creation for the construction of a new residential dwelling in areas designated ‘Agricultural Resource Area’.
The site is zoned Agricultural, Subzone 2 (AG2). The AG2 zone permits a detached dwelling, agricultural use and several other uses. In order to ensure that the intent of the Official Plan policies are implemented in the Zoning By-law, it is recommended that the zoning of the retained land be changed from AG2 to Agricultural Subzone 7 (AG7), as shown on Document 1. The AG7 zone will prohibit residential uses on a lot having a minimum of 10 hectares and a minimum lot width of 60 metres. This rezoning for the retained land is considered appropriate as it will protect agricultural land from loss to other uses.
The retained land will be limited to agricultural uses. By restricting residential uses, major agricultural areas will be protected from fragmentation or competing uses. The effect of this rezoning will be to enhance the rural heritage and fortify the rural landscape.
Notice of this application was carried out in accordance with the City's Public Notification and Consultation Policy. The City did not receive any negative comments or opposition to this application.
The Ward Councillor is aware of this application and the staff recommendation.
There are no legal implications associated with this report.
RISK MANAGEMENT IMPLICATIONS
There are no risk management implications associated with this report.
There are no direct financial implications associated with this report.
There are no environmental implications associated with this report.
There are no direct technical implications associated with this report.
There are no City strategic plan implications associated with this report.
This application was processed by the "On Time Decision Date" established for the processing of Zoning By-law amendment applications.
Document 1 Location Map/Zoning Key Plan
City Clerk and Solicitor Department, Legislative Services to notify the owner, applicant, OttawaScene Canada Signs, 1565 Chatelain Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1Z 8B5, Ghislain Lamarche, Program Manager, Assessment, Financial Services Branch (Mail Code: 26-76) of City Council’s decision.
Planning and Growth Management to prepare the implementing by-law, forward to Legal Services and undertake the statutory notification.
Legal Services to forward the implementing by-law to City Council.