Comprehensive Zoning By-law Update

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The Town of New Tecumseth has retained a consultant team, led by The Planning Partnership, to undertake an update of its Zoning By-law and welcomes your input. This page provides an overview of the project, information on the proposed changes and outlines how you can provide your feedback. We want to know what works for you, what doesn’t and what you would like to see in the new Zoning By-law.

Context and Current State of the Town’s Zoning By-law

A zoning by-law as explained in the Citizens Guide to Zoning By-Laws defines:

  • how land in a municipality is used including where different types of land uses such as residential and employment are allowed;

  • how close buildings can be to a property line;

  • how tall buildings can be;

  • how much parking is required and other standards.

With three distinct Settlement Areas, including Alliston which is identified provincially as a Primary Settlement Area, the Town is experiencing significant development pressure. The Town’s comprehensive Zoning By-law was first approved in 1996 following amalgamation, replacing the former Zoning By-laws for the Villages of Alliston, Beeton, Tottenham and the Township of Tecumseth. In 2014, some minor housekeeping updates were made resulting in the current version of the By-law 2014-126, however the By-law is largely the same as the original 1996 version.

In July 2018, the new Town Official Plan was adopted by Council. To conform to the new Official Plan, the Town is now initiating a comprehensive review of its Zoning By-law.

The Zoning By-law is being updated to ensure it works for you! The update will:

  • Bring the Zoning By-law into conformity with the new Official Plan;

  • Complete a detailed analysis of the Town’s zoning provisions;

  • Change zoning provisions to reflect urban design and architectural control principles and make recommendations regarding issues and/or problem areas; and,

  • Consolidate all amendments into one comprehensive document.

The Zoning By-law update is being undertaken within the context of broad-based community consultation to ensure the voices of New Tecumseth landowners, business owners, community organizations, home builders/developers and residents of all ages are heard throughout the process.

Project Timeline

Stage 1 - Background Review, Analysis and Issue Identification

(September to December 2019)

Public Workshop No. 1 - November 20, 2019, Beeton Memorial Arena

Please join us as the Town and our consultants, The Planning Partnership, will be hosting two identical Public Workshops on Wednesday November 20, 2019 at 4:00pm and 6:00pm in the Beeton Memorial Arena, 22 Second Street, Beeton.

Presentations will begin at the times noted and will be followed by table group activities. Come out and provide your input into the update of the Town’s Zoning By-law.

Newsletter # 1 (November 28, 2019)

Stage 2 - Preparation of Draft Zoning By-law

(December 2019 to May, 2020)

  • Online Survey
  • Zoning Forum - Date and location TBD

 Stage 3 - By-law Refinement and Final Enactment

(June to September 2020)

  • Statutory Public Open House - Date and location TBD
  • Statutory Public Meeting - Date TBD

Staff Reports

Award of RFP P19-09 (Staff report #PD-2019-34)