Zoning & Planning Amendments
Official Plan Amendment
Comprehensive Zoning By Law and Town of Petrolia Official Plan
- Zoning By-law – 2017 (Updated September 2021)
- Town of Petrolia – Zoning By-law Schedule A (September 2021) (Map)
- 63-2017 Zoning Regulations Table
- 24-2019 Zoning Amendment -Micro-brewery
- NOTICE OF THE PASSING – removal of H- May 2019
- Notice of Passing – 4110 Petrolia Line
- Notice of Passing – HLCS – Albany Street
- Notice of Passing – 4467 – 4469 Derby Street
- Notice of Passing – Greenwood Estates – ZBA
Official Plan –
Petrolia’s Official Plan is our community’s vision for our future. The Official Plan includes policies that address important parts of building our community that affect everyone who lives and works in Petrolia, including housing, jobs, the environment, and the economy.
The Official Plan addresses things like:
- where housing, industry, offices, shops, and roads should go;
- where our parks, trails, and recreation facilities are and where any new parks, trails and recreation facilities should be located;
- what parts of the Town will be the focus for growth and what it will look like?
We’re reviewing the existing Official Plan to ensure it reflects the changing needs, opportunities and aspirations of our Town. The review process will:
- position the Town for how and where we want to grow;
- incorporate new provincial legislation and regulations;
- align with the new County of Lambton Official Plan;
- identify trends, ideas and emerging issues/opportunities;
- have a community engagement process.
Previous Official Plan Documents
- Town of Petrolia – Official Plan 2016 Updated August 2021
- Town of Petrolia – Official Plan – 2016 Schedule A
- 13-2016 Official Plan document
- 13-2016 Schedule A
- 13-2016 Schedule B
- 13-2016 Official Plan adoption
- Official Plan Amendment Sheet – Petrolia
Ontario Land Tribunal:
The Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) processes appeals depending on the type of appeal filed and the legislation in effect on the date it was filed. There are transition regulations under the Planning Act and Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act, 2017 that are also considered when determining which legislation and appeal process applies
Who can file an appeal?
You may file an appeal if you submitted oral or written comments to the municipality/approval authority prior to a decision of council or at the statutory public hearing. In the case of a non-decision, prior participation is not required to be able to appeal.
How can I file an appeal?
The Notice of Decision from the municipality/approval authority will notify you on how you should file your appeal. Appeals are generally filed with the Clerk of the municipality, who receives the appellant package on behalf of the Province.
For sections 17 (24), 17 (36), 22 (7), 34 (11) and 34 (19) of the Planning Act:
If you wish to file an appeal of a Notice of Decision, you must submit your appeal within the legislated timelines with the required filing fee and completed appeal form, including grounds for appeal. In describing your grounds for appeal, provide reasons for your objection to the Official Plan, by-laws or municipal decision.
If you intend to make one of the following arguments, you must explain how the decision or by-law at issue:
- Is inconsistent with the Provincial Policy Statement;
- Fails to conform with or conflicts with a provincial plan; or,
- Fails to conform to an applicable Official Plan.
For sections 17 (40) or 51 (34) of the Planning Act:
A person, who requested the amendment or plan of subdivision, or public body may also appeal to the Tribunal, if the municipality/approval authority fails to give notice of its decision within the statutory time period. If you wish to file an appeal, you must submit your notice of appeal, the accompanying filing fee and appeal form.
Appeal Process https://olt.gov.on.ca/tribunals/lpat/lpat-process/
Fees, made payable to the Minster of Finance https://olt.gov.on.ca/tribunals/lpat/lpat-process/fee-chart/
Before filling out the appeal form:
- Check the notice of decision or document you received to determine the filing deadline for your appeal and where your appeal should be submitted (e.g. Secretary-Treasurer, Clerk, Minister, Local Planning Appeal Tribunal).
- Review the relevant portions of the applicable legislation and transition regulations.
- Ensure the forms are filled out by the applicant/appellant or an authorized representative.
- Decide if you want to print the form and fill it out by hand OR complete the fillable PDF on your computer, then print.
Filling out the appeal form:
- Choose the correct form to fill out depending on your appeal type. There are two forms available, the Appellant Form (A1) and OLT Appellant Form (A2). If you are unsure which form you need to fill out, check the OLT Appeal Form Chart.
- Read the form instructions on the first page of the form.
- After reading the instructions, begin to fill out the information required starting from the top of page 2.
- To print the form and fill it out by hand, open the link to the correct form then click on the ‘Print Blank Form’ option located on the top right side of the page.
- To fill it out on your computer, open the link to the correct form.
- Be clear and specific. Include all the required details of your appeal in the correct sections.