4. ZONING - 3644 TIMMINS ROAD
ZONAGE - 3644, CHEMIN TIMMINS
(This application is subject to the provisions of Bill 51.)
That Council approve an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of part of 3644 Timmins Road from Agricultural Zone (AG) to Agricultural Subzone 4 (AG4) as shown in Document 1.
RECOMMANDATION DU COMITÉ
(Cette application est assujettie aux dispositions du Règlement 51.)
Que le Conseil approuve une modification au Règlement de zonage 2008-250 en vue de changer la désignation de zonage d’une partie du 3644, chemin Timmins de Zone agricole (AG) à Zone agricole, sous-zone 4 (AG4) afin d’interdire des utilisations résidentielles, comme il est indiqué dans le Document 1.
1. Deputy City Manager’s Report, Infrastructure Services and Community Sustainability dated 21 September 2010 (ACS2010-ICS-PGM-0177).
That the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee recommend Council approve an amendment to the Zoning By-law 2008-250 to change the zoning of part of 3644 Timmins 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 affaires rurales recommande au Conseil d’approuver une modification au Règlement de zonage 2008-250 en vue de changer la désignation de zonage d’une partie du 3644, chemin Timmins de Zone agricole (AG) à Zone agricole, sous-zone 4 (AG4) afin d’interdire des utilisations résidentielles, comme il est indiqué dans le Document 1.
The subject land identified as 3644 Timmins Road is located south of Kinburn Side Road on the east side of Timmins Road. This is an agricultural parcel surrounded by agricultural uses to the north, south, east and west.
The subject land has a broken frontage of 656 metres on Timmins Road, a frontage of 620 metres on Dominion Springs Road and contains an area of approximately 65.5 hectares. The existing house at 3608 Timmins Road is being severed as a surplus farm dwelling.
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. D08-01-10/B-00067).
The land to be severed will have a frontage of 30 metres on Timmins Rd to an approximate depth of 245 metres and a lot area of 0.835 hectares. It will contain the single-family dwelling and five outbuildings. The land to be retained will have a broken frontage of 656 metres on Timmins Rd, a frontage of 620 metres on Dominion Springs Rd and a lot area of 65.5 hectares.
The current zoning is Agricultural Zone (AG) under Zoning By-law 2008-250. This zoning recognizes and permits agricultural uses on a minimum lot area of 36 hectares in areas designated “Agricultural Resource Area” in the Official Plan and restricts the range of permitted uses to agricultural, forestry and related accessory uses in order to preserve these prime agricultural lands from loss by other uses.
The requested zoning amendment proposes to rezone the parcel to be retained (vacant farm land) from AG to Agricultural Subzone 4 (AG4) to prohibit residential uses. This zoning permits agricultural uses, but prohibits a variety of residential uses including a detached dwelling. This particular subzone represents agricultural lands with a minimum area of 45 hectares and a minimum frontage of 90 metres.
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.
According to Zoning By-law 2008-250, the site is presently zoned Agricultural Zone (AG). This 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 Zoning By-law 2008-250, it is recommended that the zoning of the site be changed from 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 the lot 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.
The Ward Councillor is aware of this application and the staff recommendation.
There are no legal/risk management implications associated with this report.
The application was processed by the "On Time Decision Date" established for the processing of Zoning By-law amendments.
Document 1 Location Map
City Clerk and Solicitor Department, Legislative Services to notify the owner, 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 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.