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The planning applications below are updated once a month and may not include all active applications. Please contact the Planning Division for questions about a specific property or if you would like to file an appeal for any of the applications.

Subdivision Applications

 SU01/19 - Mason Homes Phase 5

Applicant

AON Inc., 2107401 Ontario Inc., Penryn Park Estates Inc. and Penryn Mason Homes Inc.

Purpose of application 

Development of a residential subdivision on the subject lands. Refer to 'Status Updates' below for more information.

Feedback

To provide feedback on this application or for questions, please email masondevelopment@porthope.ca or call us at 905-885-2431.

Subject lands map

 Subject lands map of proposed subdivision south of Strachan Street and West of Victoria Street South

Status updates

March 2021 update #2 (Environmental Impact Study)

As part of the Draft Plan of Subdivision, Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment for Phase 5 – Lakeside Village Community (herein referred to as the “2019 Applications”), an Environmental Impact Study (EIS) and supporting documents were submitted by the AON Inc., 2107401 Ontario Inc., Penryn Park Estates Inc., and Penryn Mason Homes Inc. (“Applicant”). 

The Municipality retained North-South Environmental Inc. (NSE) to undertake a peer review to provide a third party, science-based review of the Applicant’s EIS. The purpose of the peer review is to ensure that an objective, professional analysis of the EIS and related information be completed to help inform the preparation of the requisite professional opinions by planning staff and other professionals as to whether the 2019 Applications meet the required tests for good planning including the Provincial Policy Statement 2020, relevant Provincial Guidelines, applicable Official Plan policies, etc.

To view the report please click on the link below:

March 2021 update #1 (LPAT Appeal)

LPAT Case Management Conference (“CMC”) by video

Case Name: 2107401 Ontario Inc. Et Al v. Port Hope (Mun.)

The Municipality of Port Hope has received formal notice, that the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (“Tribunal”) will conduct a Case Management Conference (“CMC”) by video on Friday, May 28, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. regarding LPAT Case Name: 2107401 Ontario Inc. Et Al v. Port Hope (Mun.), Case File # PL200619.

Please refer to the LPAT CMC Notice for further details. This Notice provides details for the meeting, video participation details as well as CMC and tribunal rules. It sets out specific time frames and deadlines for all aspects of this CMC. It also describes document submission requirements, preliminary issues that will be addressed at the CMC and other directions.

As per the instructions from the Tribunal, the sole responsibility for providing notice of the CMC lies with the solicitor for the Appellant, in accordance with LPAT’s Notice of Direction – Case Management Conference. 

Persons other than the appellant/applicant, municipality who wish to participate in the proceeding, either as a party or as a participant, are required to file a Party Status Request Form or Participant Status Request/Participant Statement Form with the assigned Tribunal Case Coordinator to outline their interest in the proceeding.

Party or participant status request 

The Party Status Request Form and Participant Status Request/Participant Statement Form are available on the Tribunal’s website and are to be used to assist with the preparation of the request. If you are requesting status, this form must be provided at least 10 days in advance of the CMC to:

  • The assigned Tribunal Case Coordinator Ben Bath at Ben.Bath@ontario.ca.
  • The municipality and/or the approval authority on the same day as it is emailed to the Case Coordinator.
  • The Applicant and the Appellant(s) on the same day as it is emailed to the Case Coordinator.

The contact information for the parties is included in Schedule A of the LPAT CMC Notice.

For any additional information or questions concerning this LPAT Appeal or CMC, please contact the Tribunal Case Coordinator: Ben Bath at Ben.Bath@ontario.ca or the LPAT website.

January 2021 update (LPAT Appeal)

Appeal

The Municipality has received a letter of acknowledgement from the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal regarding the appeal. The file has been assigned to Ben Bath, Case Coordinator, Planner. For specific questions about this case, you may contact the Case Coordinator, Planner at (437) 238-9862 or Ben.Bath@ontario.ca.

  • Case Number: PL200619
  • File Number: PL200619
  • Related File Number(s): PL200620, PL200621
  • As of January 8, 2021, no hearings have been scheduled for the case.

For general information concerning the Tribunal, visit the LPAT website at or you may contact the Tribunal’s offices at (416) 212-6349. You may wish to obtain a copy of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal appeal guide relevant to your situation. The guides will assist in the understanding of Tribunal matters and its processes. Publications are available on the Tribunal’s website or by calling the Tribunal’s offices.

December 2020 update
Appeal
  • On Friday, November 20, 2020, the Municipality of Port Hope received a Letter of Appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) regarding the Penryn Mason Homes Phase 5 Subdivision/Official Plan/Zoning By-law Amendment applications. The appeal has been requested by the property owners (AON Inc., 2107401 Ontario Inc., Penryn Park Estates Inc., and Penryn Mason Homes Inc.).

  • A Public Notice regarding the appeal was posted on the Municipal website on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.
Committee of the Whole Planning Report
  • Planning Manager, Theodhora Merepeza, submitted a Report to the Committee of the Whole to be received for information purposes at the December 15, 2020 Committee of Whole Meeting. The report provides a status update regarding the appeal.
June 2020 update

At the Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, Council received a Staff Report for information

The report updated Council on the status of the Penryn Mason Homes Inc., Phase 5 planning applications review and approval process, including:

  • Proponent responses to comments and information requests made by municipal staff and outside agencies concerning the original Phase 5 plan.

  • A new draft plan, received in May 2020 (referred to as a Phase 5 Second Submission), that now proposes to develop the subject lands on a phased basis, starting with a draft subdivision approval of the major western area of the subject lands (Phase 1), and deferring approval of (Phase 2) the wooded eastern portion (Block 305) and the 120m “buffer” area, immediately west of Block 305 for the future, once it has been determined whether or not Block 305 contains a Significant Woodland.

  • A formal Municipal request to the Proponent requiring a Heritage Impact Assessment be completed as part of the application approval process; and,

  • An overview of the next steps in the Phase 5 planning application review process.

Below is a list of the documents included in the Phase 5 Second Submission. To share your comments and feedback on this application, email us. Comments will be reviewed by Council and staff. 

  • Covering letter prepared by Penryn-Mason Homes Inc., dated May 13, 2020

  • Second Submission Response to Municipality of Port Hope’s Letter of Clarification prepared by Penryn-Mason Homes Inc., dated June 1, 2020

  • Comment Matrix prepared by Walker, Nott, Dragicevic Associates Limited, dated May 12, 2020, revised on Jun 2, 2020

  • Planning Letter prepared by Walker, Nott, Dragicevic Associates Limited, dated May 13, 2020, revised on Jun 2, 2020

  • Draft Plan of Subdivision prepared by Walker, Nott, Dragicevic Associates Limited, dated May 7, 2020, revised on Jun 2, 2020

  • Phasing Plan prepared by Walker, Nott, Dragicevic Associates Limited

  • Draft Zoning By-law prepared by Walker, Nott, Dragicevic Associates Limited

  • Draft Official Plan Amendment prepared by Walker, Nott, Dragicevic Associates Limited, revised on Jun 2, 2020

  • Functional Servicing & Stormwater Management Report prepared by D.M. Wills Associates Limited, dated May 2020. (This document is too large to upload to the website. It is available by request. Please email us for a copy.)

  • Engineering Phasing Letter prepared by D.M. Wills Associates Limited, dated May 12, 2020

  • Transportation Impact Study Addendum prepared by Paradigm Engineering Inc., dated April 17, 2020

  • Transportation Phasing Letter prepared by Paradigm Engineering Inc., dated May 7, 2020

  • Environmental Impact Study Addendum Letter prepared by Niblett Environmental Associates Inc., dated May 8, 2020

  • Tree Inventory & Preservation Plan prepared by Treescape Certified Arborists, dated May 12, 2020
    (this document is too large to upload to the website. It is available by request. Please email us for a copy.)

  • High Resolution copies of Figures TC293-01, TC293-2, and TC293-03 prepared by Treescape Certified Arborists, dated May 1, 2020

May 2020 update

Residents are advised that since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ontario, the Proponent, Penryn Mason Homes Inc., and the Municipality have been largely occupied with the pandemic impacts and subsequent emergency response measures.

On May 13, 2020 the Municipality received an information package from the Proponent. This information is being treated as a second submission from the Proponent for the Phase 5 planning applications and is in addition to the information presented at the March 10, 2020 Public Meeting.

Planning staff have begun the review process of the newly submitted materials, prior to circulation to other relevant departments and agencies for their review and comment. This is the standard process when a submission is made by a proponent.

After review of the materials and comments from the departments and agencies, staff will be reporting back to Committee of the Whole on the second submission, in June 2020.

Additional details on next steps for the Proponent’s Phase 5 planning applications and a revised planning process chart will be posted on this site when the information is available.

As always, questions about the Penryn Mason Homes Phase 5 planning applications can be directed to the Planning Division by email, or you can call us at 905-885-2431.

Public Meeting - March 10, 2020

A Public Meeting for the Mason Homes Development took place on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at the Port Hope High School Gymnasium, located at 130 Highland Drive. 

Information about the Public Meeting was posted on the Public Notices webpage and the Public Meeting agenda and documents related to the meeting can be found on the can be found on the Council Portal

February 2020 update

A media release and backgrounder was issued by the Municipality of Port Hope on February 3, 2020.

Some of the information in the backgrounder is now out of date, as it relates to this application. However, it outlines the planning processes for subdivision developments, Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments, which are are mandated by the Planning Act, and includes a detailed, step-by-step project approval process, from the time that an application is submitted to the Municipality by the property owner/developer to the final Council decision for the project. 

Application details 

The Municipality of Port Hope has received complete draft plan of subdivision, official plan amendment, and zoning by-law amendment applications for the subject lands.

The subject lands are mostly vacant and have a lot area of 19.4 hectares (47.8 acres) with lot frontage on Victoria Street South and Strachan Street. The property is situated south of Strachan Street and west of Victoria Street South in the Urban Area in the Municipality of Port Hope.

Proposal

The purpose of the proposed Draft Plan of Subdivision application is to facilitate the development of 369 dwelling units comprised of 326 single detached dwellings and nine (9) townhouse blocks (consisting of 43 townhouse units) in a freehold tenure (which means that the townhouses are not condos) on the subject lands.

The proposed development will include an array of public roads (to be maintained by the Municipality) and will be fully serviced (connected to municipal water and sewer systems and other utilities) in accordance with Municipal requirements.

The overall proposed density of development meets and exceeds current and in force Growth Plan targets for this Designated Greenfield area of the Municipality, which means that these lands were designated for residential development (2003 OMB approved draft plans of subdivision referred as “Penryn Park” and “Redner”).

The applicant is proposing that the development would result in the removal of 3.15 hectres of woodland on the west side of Victoria Street South.

The purpose of the proposed Official Plan Amendment is to:

  • re-designate a portion of the subject lands on the west side of Victoria Street South to a site specific “Medium Density Residential’ in order to facilitate the development of townhouse units.
  • re-designate the lands within ‘Special Policy Site Area 9’ (Penryn Park Estate), including the portions of the subject lands that were previously part of the Port Hope Golf and Country Club to a site-specific “Low Density Residential - Urban” to allow residential uses consistent with the adjacent approved Mason Homes Plans of subdivision.

An amendment to the existing zoning By-law is required in order to establish appropriate development standards to accommodate the freehold dwelling types and designs to be constructed within the proposed subdivision by rezoning the lands (including the portions of the subject lands that that were previously part of the Port Hope Golf and Country Club) to three site specific Residential Zones.

Project Status

Waiting Second Submission Following Public Meeting held on March 10, 2020
Municipality of Port Hope Staff is expecting a submission from the proponent consisting of detailed responses to all agency/department comments to the original 2019 Draft Plan, modified draft plan and revised reports.

The Public Review Period for the proposed Subdivision is open for public commenting. The public can provide comments now until a Council decision is made.

If you wish to be notified of the decision of Municipality of Port Hope in respect of the proposed plan of subdivision, you must make a written request to Municipality of Port Hope at the address: Theodhora Merepeza, Planning Manager, at 56 Queen Street, Port Hope ON L1A 3Z9.

Additional information relating to the proposed Official Plan Amendment (file #OP01-2019), Zoning By-law Amendment (file #ZB06-2019), and Draft Plan of Subdivision (file #SU01-2019) is available for review between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday at the Municipal Development Team Office located at 5 Mill Street South, Port Hope.

 

 Notices
Applications
Drawings
Reports
 Open house hosted by Mason Homes - December 2019

An Open House was hosted and facilitated by Mason Homes on Monday, December 16, 2019, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 30, 29A Thomas Street, Port Hope.

This Open House did not replace the statutory Public Meeting that will be hosted by the Municipality, in accordance with the Planning Act R.S.O 1990, c.P. 13.

SU02/18 - Osaca Subdivision (Hamlet of Osaca - County Road 65)

Property: Part Lot 27, Concession 5

Related File: ZB09-2018

Purpose of Application: The purpose of the Draft Plan Application is to facilitate the development of 20 lots for 20 single detached dwellings in a freehold tenure on the subject lands. The purpose of the Zoning By-law Amendment is to rezone a 5.86 ha portion of the subject lands from Development ‘D’ Zone to Hamlet Residential One Exception 121 ‘RESV1(121)’ Zone. A portion of the property totaling 3.11 ha will be rezoned to Environmental Protection ‘EP’ Zone.

Public meeting date: April 17, 2019

Decision:  Draft Plan Approved

Last date to file an appeal: By 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2019

Status: Applicant has applied for Final Approval.

Municipal Planner: Sonia Tam

SU03/18 - Talbot Drive Phase 2

Property: Part of Lot 2, Concession 1, Part 1 of 39R10543 Except 39M815

Related File: OP01-2018 (OPA#9), ZB10-2018

Purpose of Application: The purpose of the Draft Plan Application is to facilitate the development of 4 blocks for 21 street townhouses on the Subject Lands. The purpose of the Official Plan Amendment is to reinstate the previously approved Medium Density Residential and Open Space land use designations based on updated studies. The purpose of the Zoning By-law Amendment is also to re-establish the zones for the eastern portions of the property, as per Zoning By-law 51/2005 with certain modifications to accommodate the revised Draft Plan and Reference Plan both of which underwent minor modifications based on updated flood line mapping.

Public meeting date: July 2, 2019

Decision:  Draft Plan Approved. Zoning By-law Amendment Approved. Official Plan Amendment Approved.

Status: Final Approval of Plan of Subdivision required.

Municipal Planner: Sonia Tam

SU01/2018 - Thompson Drive

Property: Part of Lots 3, 4 and 5, Registered Plan 34, municipally known as 1 Thompson Drive

Related File: ZB07-2019, SP03-2021

Purpose of Application: A Site Plan Application has been received from EcoVue Consulting Services Inc. on behalf of 1 Thompson Inc. for the lands located in Part of Lots 3, 4 and 5, Registered Plan 34, municipally known as 1 Thompson Drive.

For background, in 2018 the applicant submitted a Draft Plan of Subdivision proposing 4 blocks with a fifth common element block (File: SU01-2018) in order to facilitate construction of 15 townhouse units. The applicant also applied for rezoning of the property in 2019 (File: ZB07-2019).

Recently, the applicant has revised their Draft Plan proposal to one large block as opposed to 4 smaller blocks with a fifth common element block. A site plan application was determined to be required. 

Planning staff are currently in the review process of applications SU01-2018 and ZB07-2019, and anticipate a staff report for presentation to COW/Council in the near future.

Public Meeting Date: February 5, 2020

Status: Draft Approval of Plan of Subdivision in progress. Site Plan Application received in February 2021.

Municipal Planner: Emily Schaefer

Zoning By-law and Official Plan Amendment Applications

ZB01/2021 - 7290 County Road 10

Applicant: Stefan Szczerbak of Planscape Inc.

Purpose of Application: Satisfy a condition of provisional Consent with respect to File B01/21. The applicant to proposing to rezone the proposed severed lot (0.74ha) from Agricultural ‘A’ Zone to Rural Residential ‘RESR’ 131 ‘RESR(131)’ Zone to reflect the intended residential use, deficient setback of the existing garage and County Road setback. Additionally, the remaining agricultural portion of the subject lands (45.46ha) will be rezoned from Agricultural ‘A’ Zone to Agricultural Exception 1 ‘A(1)’ in order to prohibit construction of a dwelling. The northern portion of the property (see Map below) will not be rezoned.

Public Meeting Date: March 3, 2021 via ZOOM. Contact Emily Schaefer to register.

Municipal Planner: Emily Schaefer

OP01/19 & ZB06/19 - Mason Homes Phase 5

Applicant: AON Inc., 2107401 Ontario Inc., Penryn Park Estates Inc. and Penryn Mason Homes Inc.

Purpose of Application: Official Plan Amendment

  • re-designate a portion of the subject lands on the west side of Victoria Street South to a site specific “Medium Density Residential’ in order to facilitate the development of townhouse units.
  • re-designate the lands within ‘Special Policy Site Area 9’ (Penryn Park Estate), including the portions of the subject lands that were previously part of the Port Hope Golf and Country Club to a site-specific “Low Density Residential-Urban” to allow residential uses consistent with the adjacent approved Mason Homes Plans of subdivision.

Purpose of Application: Zoning By-law Amendment

  • establish appropriate development standards to accommodate the proposed subdivision.

Status of Application: Refer to SU01/19 in 'Subdivision Applications' above.

Municipal Planner: Theodhora Merepeza, Planning Manager

ZB07/2019 - Thompson Drive

Property: Part of Lots 3, 4 and 5, Registered Plan 34, municipally known as 1 Thompson Drive

Related File: ZB07-2019, SP03-2021

Status: Refer to SU01/2018

Municipal Planner: Emily Schaefer

Minor Variance and Consent Applications

A02/21 - 36 William Street

Property:36 William Street 

Purpose of Application: The applicant is seeking a variance for the purpose of constructing a 78.7 m2 addition to the existing 244.6 m2 single detached dwelling. The resulting dwelling will have a total gross floor area of 323.3 m2.

The subject lands are zoned Residential One Type Two ‘RES1-2’ Zone, under Zoning By-law 20/2010, as amended. The applicant is seeking relief from the following zoning provisions:
  1. Part 6 - Section 6.4 – Table 6.2 – Standards for the Low Density Residential One (RES1) Zone
  • Reduction in minimum required side yard setback from 1.2 m to 0.56 m.

Public Meeting Date: March 18, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. via ZOOM. Contact Mandy Kort, Committee of Adjustment Secretary-Treasurer, if you would like to register for the meeting.

Staff Contact: Mandy Kort, Committee of Adjustment Secretary-Treasurer

B02/21 - 8010 Stone House Road

Property:8020 Stone House Road

Purpose of Application: The application for consent is for the creation of a new lot from the subject lands, municipally known as 8010 Stone House Road. The proposed severed lands would have an area of approximately 41 hectares and a lot frontage of approximately 205 meters on Ganaraska Road. The proposed retained lands would have an area of approximately 41 hectares and a lot frontage of approximately 205 meters on Ganaraska Road. A change in use has not been proposed.

Public Meeting Date: March 18, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. via ZOOM. Contact Mandy Kort, Committee of Adjustment Secretary-Treasurer, if you would like to register for the meeting.

Staff ContactMandy Kort, Committee of Adjustment Secretary-Treasurer