4. ZONING - 5962 FOURTH LINE ROAD
ZONAGE - 5962, CHEMIN FOURTH LINE
(This application is subject to Bill 51)
That Council approve an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of part of 5962 Fourth Line Road from Agricultural Zone (AG) to Agricultural Subzone 4 (AG4) as shown in Document 1.
Recommandation du Comité
(Cette demande est assujettie au Reglement 51)
Que le Conseil approuve une modification au Règlement de zonage 2008-250 afin de changer la désignation de zonage d’une partie du 5962, chemin Fourth Line de Zone agricole (AG) à Sous-zone agricole 4 (AG4), tel qu’il est indiqué dans le Document 1.
1. Deputy City Manager's report Infrastructure Services and Community Sustainability dated 5 August 2009 (ACS2009-ICS-PGM-0151).
That the recommend Council approve an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of part of 5962 Fourth Line Road from Agricultural Zone (AG) to Agricultural Subzone 4 (AG4) as shown in Document 1.
RECOMMANDATION DU RAPPORT
Que le Comité de l’agriculture et des questions rurales recommande au Conseil d’approuver une modification au Règlement de zonage 2008-250 afin de changer la désignation de zonage d’une partie du 5962, chemin Fourth Line de Zone agricole (AG) à Sous-zone agricole 4 (AG4), tel qu’il est indiqué dans le Document 1.
The subject land is located on the west side of Fourth Line Road, south of Century Road West. This is an agricultural parcel surrounded by agricultural uses to the north, south, east and west. The existing house at 5962 Fourth Line Road is being severed as a surplus farm dwelling.
According to the Official Plan, the subject land is designated “Agricultural Resource Area”. This designation protects prime agricultural areas from loss of lands to other uses. The policies ensure that a severance for the creation of a new lot on which is located a dwelling made surplus through farm consolidation does not permit the construction of a new dwelling on the lot rendered vacant through the severance. The policies require that the vacant agricultural parcel so created be rezoned to prohibit any residential uses. The housing restriction is intended to limit a pattern of lot creation in Agricultural Resource Area that would see a new residence being constructed on a vacant farm property, the house being declared surplus and severed for a lot and the pattern so repeated
The current zoning is Agricultural Zone (AG) under Zoning By-law 2008-250.
The proposal is to rezone the land to meet a condition of consent to sever a surplus farm dwelling imposed by the Committee of Adjustment (application no. D08-01-09/B-00054). The requested zoning amendment proposes to rezone the parcel to be retained (vacant farm land) from Agricultural (AG) to Agricultural Subzone 4 (AG4) to prohibit residential uses.
The current zoning permits a detached dwelling, agricultural use and several other uses. In order to ensure that the intent of the Official Plan policies is implemented in the Comprehensive Zoning By-law, it is recommended that the zoning of the site be changed from Agricultural Zone (AG) to Agricultural Subzone 4 (AG4), as shown on Document 1, in order to prohibit residential uses on a lot having a minimum area of 45 hectares and a minimum width of 90 metres. This rezoning is considered appropriate since it will protect agricultural land from loss to other uses and will continue to respect the minimum lot area and width requirements.
The subject land will be limited to agricultural uses. By restricting residential uses, major agricultural areas will be protected from fragmentation and competing uses. In effect, it will 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 Ward Councillor is aware of this application and the staff recommendation. The City did not receive any negative comments or opposition to this application.
There are no Legal/Risk Management Implications resulting from this report.
Document 1 Location Map
Document 2 Details of Proposed Zoning
City Clerk’s Branch, Council and Committee Services to notify the owners, Jeff Shipman, Shipman Surveying Ltd.6563 4th Line Road (Main Street) P.O. Box 53 North Gower, ON K0A 2T0, the applicant, J.P. Taillefer, 104-B, 210 Centrum Blvd, Ottawa ON, K1E 3V7, OttawaScene.com, 174 Colonnade Road, Unit #33, Ottawa, ON K2E 7J5, Ghislain Lamarche, Program Manager, Assessment, Financial Services Branch (Mail Code: 26-76) of City Council’s decision.
Planning and Growth Management Department 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.
DETAILS OF RECOMMENDED ZONING DOCUMENT 2
Proposed Changes to By-law 2008-250
The Zoning Map will be amended to show that the retained parcel known municipally as 5962 Fourth Line Road is rezoned from Agricultural Zone (AG) to Agricultural Subzone 4 (AG4).