Public meeting for proposed cannabis regulations

Public meeting for proposed cannabis regulations

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 17:30

In advance of the public meeting schedule for Tuesday, September 10, at 5:30 p.m. at the Meridian Community Centre for the proposed cannabis regulations, please find below copies of the draft official plan and zoning bylaw amendments, fence bylaw, fortification bylaw, and cannabis nuisance bylaw.

For more information, please contact Ms. Shannon Larocque, MCIP, RPP, Senior Planner, at 905-892-2607, ext. 319, or email at slarocque@pelham.ca.

The Town of Pelham has initiated amendments to the Official Plan (File no. OP-AM-01-19) and Zoning By-law (File no. AM-07-19) under Sections 22 and 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, to include policies and regulations with respect to cannabis production within the Town. Amendments to the Fence By-law, introduction of a Fortification By-law and a Cannabis Nuisance By-law under the Municipal Act, 2001, R.S.O.2001, c.25 are also proposed. All documents will work together to better manage and control cannabis production facilities in the Town and are intended to address adverse impacts of cannabis production in the Town.

The Draft Official Plan Amendment proposes to:

  • Support legal cannabis production within Good General Agricultural, Specialty Agricultural, and Industrial designations;
  • Require submission of odour and light impact studies for such operations;
  • Require a Zoning By-law Amendment for certain greenhouse operations and all outdoor cannabis production.

The Draft Zoning By-law Amendment proposes to:

  • Permit legal cannabis production, in a structure, in Agricultural (A) and Light Industrial (M1) zones;
  • Set regulations for minimum setbacks from any sensitive land use receptor of 150 metres or as recommended by odour impact analysis, whichever is greater.

Are we getting this right? Your input and feedback is encouraged.  To provide your input:

  • Speak at the public meeting; or
  • Make a written submission for inclusion on the public agenda.  Address it to the Town Clerk and submit by noon, August 30, 2019.

Note: written submissions and comments form part of the public record and may be publicly released.

NEED MORE INFORMATION - CONTACT US

A copy of the Information Report regarding the proposed amendments as well as any additional information regarding the application may be obtained on the Town’s website at http://calendar.pelham.ca/council or at the Community Planning and Development Department (2nd Floor) after 12 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. For more information, please contact Ms. Shannon Larocque, MCIP, RPP, Senior Planner, at 905-892-2607, ext. 319, or email at slarocque@pelham.ca.

Direct written submissions to:  Town Clerk, Nancy J. Bozzato, PO Box 400, 20 Pelham Town Square, Fonthill, Ontario  L0S 1E0,  NJBozzato@pelham.ca.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make a written submission to the Town of Pelham on the Planning Act matters before the proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments are adopted, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal. Further,

the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there is reasonable grounds to do so.

If you wish to be notified of the decision regarding the proposed Zoning By-law and Official Plan amendments, you must make a written request to the Clerk of the Town of Pelham and such request must include the name and address to which such notice should be sent.