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

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Welcome to the Town of Huntsville Community Planning Permit (CPP) By-law survey. The feedback you provide will help shape the overall objectives of the by-law and help us to understand your needs and area of concerns when it comes to guiding the future development of our Town. 

    A Community Planning Permit (CPP) System is a tool that provides Huntsville with the ability to regulate and manage development in a more streamlined and flexible manner. The CPP By-law will replace the Town’s current zoning by-law and the Site Plan Control By-law. It is important to note that the CPP By-law will apply to all lands within the town and will implement the policies of the Town’s Official Plan. 

    The graphic below provides an overview of how the current traditional process differs from the CPP process.

    This graphic compares the traditional development process to the new Community Planning Permit process. In the traditional process, plans would be submitted and it could require a zoning by-law amendment, which takes 9 weeks, or a minor variance approval, which takes 6 weeks. Then a Site Plan Approval would be required, which could take an additional 4-8 weeks. There may also be a site alteration permit, tree removal permit and other relevant permits required on top of these standard approvals. Together, this process could take several months.

    In the new Community Permit Planning System Process, plans would be submitted and one community planning permit would be required, combining multiple approvals into a single permit. This process could take up to 45 days. This illustrates how the Community Permit Planning System streamlines the process and drastically reduces approval times for development. 

    With an anticipated rising population and growth within the Town, there are increasing interests and demands for development in Huntsville. It is therefore important to guide future development in a way that reflects our vision for Huntsville. The introduction of a CPP By-law will provide an alternative to the traditional planning approval process, better allow the municipality to manage growth while enabling greater efficiencies within the process.



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