Notice of Passing - Z15-2020 - 70786 Bluewater Highway


The Corporation of the Municipality of South Huron

Notice of Passing

of a Zoning By-Law Amendment

Re:     Zoning By-Law Amendment Application File #: Z15-2020

Location:     Part Lots 2-4, Lake Road East Concession, Stephen Ward, Municipality of South Huron. (70786 Bluewater Highway)

Owner:         Tridon Properties Ltd.

Agent:          Baker Planning Group (c/o Caroline Baker)


Please be advised that Council of the Municipality of South Huron passed By-law #72-2021 on the 6th day of December,  2021 under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended.

Purpose and Effect

The Zoning By-law Amendment application proposes a zone change from the existing R3 (Recreational Commercial) and R3-1 (Recreational Commercial – Special Zone) zoning to R1-17 (Low Density Residential – Special Zone), R3-14 (High Density Residential – Special Zone), R3-15 (High Density Residential – Special Zone), OS1 (Parks & Open Space), and U (Utility) zones.

The R1-17 zone is for the proposed single detached dwellings with provisions that:

a)    reduce the minimum zone area and property frontage for interior lots,

b)    remove the property depth requirement for proposed Lots 45, 84, and 85 due to their irregular shape,

c)     reduce the minimum side yard setbacks where there is an attached garage,

d)    reduce the minimum front yard setbacks for the dwelling and attached garage,

e)    reduce the minimum exterior side yard setback, and

f)      increase the encroachment for an unenclosed porch or deck into the required rear yard.

The R3-14 zone is for the street townhouse dwellings on proposed Blocks 1 to 4 with provisions that:

a)    only permit multiple attached dwellings with a maximum of 6 units,

b)    reduce the minimum frontage for end units,

c)     reduce the minimum zone area for interior and exterior lots,

d)    reduce the minimum front yard setbacks for the dwelling and attached garage,

e)    reduce the side yard setbacks for end units on interior and exterior lots,

f)      reduce the rear yard requirement,

g)    increase the maximum zone coverage, and

h)    increase the encroachment for an unenclosed porch or deck into the required rear yard.

The R3-15 zone is for the stacked townhouses proposed for Block 5 and limits the uses to multiple attached dwellings and stacked townhouse dwellings along with a definition and zoning regulations for stacked townhouse dwellings.

The Zoning By-law Amendment will not come into force until the Official Plan Amendment (OPA 19) is approved by the County of Huron, in accordance with Section 43(21) of the Planning Act.

Effect of Written and Oral Submissions

The planning report was presented with a recommendation to Council. Written and Oral comments were received in relation to this application before and/or during the meeting.  Council reviewed all materials received on this application and has taken these submissions into consideration when making its decision.


Any person or agency may appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal in respect of the by-law by filing with the Planning Coordinator of the Municipality of South Huron, not later than the 9th day of January, 2022, a notice of appeal setting out the objection to the by-law and the reasons in support of the objection, accompanied by the prescribed fee payable to the Minister of Finance by certified cheque or money order. The appeal must also be accompanied by the completed Appellant Form which is available from the Tribunal web site at or by contacting South Huron.

Only individuals, corporations, and public bodies may appeal a zoning by-law to the Ontario Land Tribunal.  A notice of appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group.  However, a notice of appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or the group on its behalf.

No person or public body shall be added as a party to the hearing of the appeal unless, before the by-law was passed, the person or public body made oral submissions at a public meeting or made written submissions to the Municipality of South Huron or, in the opinion of the Ontario Land Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

Please note that comments and opinions submitted on these matters, including the originator’s name and address, become part of the public record and may be viewed by the general public and may be published in a Planning Report, Council Agenda or Council Minutes.

Additional Information

The complete by-law is available for inspection by contacting the Planning Coordinator at or by called 519-235-0310 ext 252. Any questions relating to the by-law shall be directed to Rebekah Msuya-Collison, ext. 227. Information may also be posted on our website (