Community Planning Permit By-law

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The CPP By-law was Passed

The Town of Huntsville's Community Planning Permit By-law (By-law 2022-97) is now available.


Please review the Notice of Passage available on this page for further details.

This By-law is not yet in force and effect. As outlined in Section 1.5.1 of the By-law, it will commence on either:

  1. the day after the last day for filling a notice of appeal, if there are no appeals to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT); or
  2. the day after the day on which all of the appeals are disposed of by the OLT (or such later dates as the OLT may order).

The last date for filing a notice of appeal is August 18, 2022.

When in force and effect the CPP By-law will replace the existing Huntsville Zoning By-law, will apply to all lands within the Town and will implement the policies of the Town’s Official Plan.

What is the CPP By-law and why is it important?

The Community Planning Permit By-law is a tool available to municipalities in Ontario that combines the development process by addressing all zoning amendments, minor variance and site plan agreements under one application.

This means that the CPP By-law will provide Huntsville with the ability to regulate and manage development in a more streamlined and flexible manner, with applications being reviewed within a 45 day timeframe.

For the community, it means faster approval timelines, less applications, and less approvals that need to be considered by Council.

The By-law will help the Town address some of the ongoing issues related to development, such as erosion, natural heritage, tree removal and site alteration.

For some examples of how the CPP development approval process looks like in comparison to the current process see these CPP scenarios

The CPP By-law was Passed

The Town of Huntsville's Community Planning Permit By-law (By-law 2022-97) is now available.


Please review the Notice of Passage available on this page for further details.

This By-law is not yet in force and effect. As outlined in Section 1.5.1 of the By-law, it will commence on either:

  1. the day after the last day for filling a notice of appeal, if there are no appeals to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT); or
  2. the day after the day on which all of the appeals are disposed of by the OLT (or such later dates as the OLT may order).

The last date for filing a notice of appeal is August 18, 2022.

When in force and effect the CPP By-law will replace the existing Huntsville Zoning By-law, will apply to all lands within the Town and will implement the policies of the Town’s Official Plan.

What is the CPP By-law and why is it important?

The Community Planning Permit By-law is a tool available to municipalities in Ontario that combines the development process by addressing all zoning amendments, minor variance and site plan agreements under one application.

This means that the CPP By-law will provide Huntsville with the ability to regulate and manage development in a more streamlined and flexible manner, with applications being reviewed within a 45 day timeframe.

For the community, it means faster approval timelines, less applications, and less approvals that need to be considered by Council.

The By-law will help the Town address some of the ongoing issues related to development, such as erosion, natural heritage, tree removal and site alteration.

For some examples of how the CPP development approval process looks like in comparison to the current process see these CPP scenarios

  • Council Passed Community Planning Permit By-law on July 25, 2022

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    We are pleased to report that Town of Huntsville Council passed the Town of Huntsville Community Planning Permit (CPP) By-law (By-law 2022-97) on July 25, 2022!!!

    The Notice of Passage for this By-law, and the CPP By-law itself (By-law 2022-97) can be viewed on this page.

    When in force and effect, the CPP By-law will implement the policies of the Town's Official Plan through a Community Planning Permit System and address zoning amendments, minor variances and site plan agreements under one application. The By-law is general in nature and applies to all lands within the Town of Huntsville.

    Thank you all for input and interest in this By-law. Please contact us using the details on this page if you have any questions.

  • The Final Draft of the Huntsville CPP By-law is Here

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    The Final Draft By-law is Here

    The Town of Huntsville's Proposed Community Planning Permit By-law (Final Draft) is now available.

    A Blackline Version of the by-law is also available for you to compare text in this draft of the by-law with text in the previous version (the 2nd Draft).

    Proposed Precinct Mapping Schedules relating to the Final Draft By-law are available on this page.

    Please note that the CPP By-law is on the Planning Committee Agenda for July 13, 2022, for adoption. Although no Public Meeting will be held respecting the Final Draft of the CPP By-law, members of the public wishing to make a deputation to the Committee respecting this separate agenda item may register to do so by filling out a Deputation Request Form.

  • Open House and Public Meeting for Official Plan Amendment #1 (OPA 1): Community Planning Permit By-law Implementation Matters

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    The Town of Huntsville is holding a Public Open House to discuss Official Plan Amendment #1 (OPA 1) respecting Community Planning Permit (CPP) By-law Implementation Matters. The proposed OPA includes minor technical amendments to the Official Plan to enable implementation of the CPP By-law. The Open House will be held in Partner’s Hall at Town Hall (1st floor), from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on July 5th, 2022.

    A Public Meeting regarding the proposed OPA will also be held in Council Chamber’s at Town Hall (3rd floor), at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday July 13th, 2022.

    For more information about the Open House and Public Meeting, and to review the proposed OPA, please review the Public Notice and proposed Official Plan Amendment #1 (OPA a) Draft online at www.huntsville.ca/PC.

  • 2nd Draft of Community Planning Permit By-law Now Available

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    The 2nd Draft Community Planning Permit (CPP) By-law has been released, and we are seeking your feedback.

    Please view and provide feedback on the 2nd Draft Community Planning Permit. The Draft Precinct Mapping is available to view in the Documents section of the website.

    A VIRTUAL PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE will be held Tuesday April 19, 2022 (REVISED DATE), from 6pm to 8pm - To provide the public with an opportunity to review and ask questions about the draft CPP By-law. This meeting will be held as a virtual meeting using a ZOOM Webinar forma and a link and participation instructions are posted at www.huntsville.ca/PC

    A IN PERSON PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE will be held Thursday April 21, 2022, from 6pm to 8pm, at Partners Hall, Town Hall, 37 Main St E, Huntsville, ON - To provide the public with an opportunity to review and ask questions about the draft CPP By-law.

    A PUBLIC MEETING with be held Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 6pm, at the Algonquin Theatre, Town Hall, 37 Main St E, Huntsville, ON - To provide the public with an opportunity to offer comments to Planning Staff and Council on the draft CPP By-law.

    Members of the public wishing to comment on the draft CPP By-law are encouraged to make a written submission any time prior to the public meeting using the contact information indicated on this page. Additionally, an Interactive Mapping Tool is available to allow you to review Draft Precinct Mapping an provide feedback

  • The Draft CPP By-law has been released!

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    The Draft Community Planning Permit (CPP) By-law has been released, and we are seeking your feedback.

    Please view and provide feedback on the Draft Community Planning Permit. The Draft Precinct Mapping is available to view in the Documents section of the website.

    A PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE will be held Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 6pm - To provide the public with an opportunity to review and ask questions about the draft CPP By-law.

    A PUBLIC MEETING with be held Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 6pm - To provide the public with an opportunity to offer comments to Planning Staff and Council on the draft CPP By-law.

    Both meetings will be held as virtual meetings using a ZOOM Webinar format. A link to the virtual meetings and participation instructions are posted at www.huntsville.ca/PC.

    Members of the public wishing to comment on the draft CPP By-law are encouraged to make a written submission any time prior to the public meeting using the contact information indicated on this page. Additionally, an Interactive Mapping Tool is available to allow you to review Draft Precinct Mapping an provide feedback.

  • Scenarios

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    Wondering how the CPP could benefit you? Check out some these CPP scenarios

  • Update!

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    On January 20, 2021, the Town hosted a Virtual Stakeholder Workshop. Check out the presentation!

    The Town also launched an online survey! Have your say by completing the survey.

  • You are invited!

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    The Town will be hosting a Virtual Stakeholder Workshop on January 20, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM. If you or someone you know would like to participate in this event, please contact Sam at sam.love@huntsville.ca for event details.

    The Town will also be launching an online survey in the near future. Please check back at myhuntsville.ca for updates.

  • Update!

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    The Town of Huntsville has posted the Community Planning Permit By-law Draft Background and Direct ions Report. Staff will be seeking community feedback on directions outlined in this report throughout January & February 2021 and will use this information to finalize the report.

    If you haven’t had the opportunity to do so, join the conversation and sign up today!

  • Welcome!

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    Welcome to the Community Planning Permit By-law project news feed!

    We hope you will find the resources on the project page helpful and that you will experience many opportunities to engage with us.

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Page last updated: 29 Jul 2022, 05:55 PM