2. ZONING - 7987 BLEEKS ROAD
ZONAGE - 7987, CHEMIN BLEEKS
(This application is subject to Bill 51)
That Council approve an amendment to Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of part of 7987 Bleeks Road from Agricultural Zone "AG" to Agricultural Subzone 5 "AG5" as shown in Document 1 and detailed in Document 2.
Recommandation du Comité
(Cette demande est assujettie au Règlement 51)
Que le Conseil approuve une modification au Règlement de zonage 2008-250 afin de changer le zonage du 7987, chemin Bleeks de Zone agricole (« AG ») à Sous-zone agricole 5 (« AG5 »), comme l’indique le document 1 et l’explique en détail le document 2.
1. Deputy City Manager's report Infrastructure Services and Community Sustainability dated 18 September 2009 (ACS2009-ICS-PGM-0181).
That the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee recommend Council approve an amendment to Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of part of 7987 Bleeks Road from Agricultural Zone "AG" to Agricultural Subzone 5 "AG5" as shown in Document 1 and detailed in Document 2.
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 afin de changer le zonage du 7987, chemin Bleeks de Zone agricole (« AG ») à Sous-zone agricole 5 (« AG5 »), comme l’indique le document 1 et l’explique en détail le document 2.
The current zoning is Agricultural Zone "AG" under Zoning By-law 2008-250.
Purpose of Zoning Amendment
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-00104).
The subject land is designated “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 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.
In order to ensure that the intent of the above 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 5 “AG5”, as shown on Document 1, in order to prohibit residential uses on a lot having a minimum area of 30 hectares and a minimum width of 60 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 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
City Clerk and Solicitor Department, Legislative Services to notify the owners, the applicant, 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 7987 Bleeks Road is rezoned from the Agricultural Zone “AG” to Agricultural Subzone “AG5”.