Community Planning Permit By-law

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The Town of Huntsville is creating a new Community Planning Permit (CPP) By-law. This document 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

You are crucial to making the new CPP By-law a success

Your input is valuable and will help shape the development of the CPP By-law. Throughout the project, there will be multiple ways for you to provide us with your feedback and thoughts. Keep checking this space for updates and to have your say!

The Town of Huntsville is creating a new Community Planning Permit (CPP) By-law. This document 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

You are crucial to making the new CPP By-law a success

Your input is valuable and will help shape the development of the CPP By-law. Throughout the project, there will be multiple ways for you to provide us with your feedback and thoughts. Keep checking this space for updates and to have your say!

  • 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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