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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

January 2021 update
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 totalling 3.11 ha will be rezoned to Environmental Protection ‘EP’ Zone.

Public meeting date: April 17, 2019

Decision:  Approved

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

Status: Final Approval of Plan of Subdivision required

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:  Approved

Last date to file an appeal: By 4:30 p.m. on Monday, October 5, 2020

Status: Final Approval of Plan of Subdivision required

Zoning By-law and Official Plan Amendment Applications

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.

ZB04/20 - Southwest corner of Beatty Lane and Gilmour Road

Property: Part Lot 11, Concession 9

Purpose of Application: The subject lands are zoned Oak Ridges Moraine- Core ‘ORM-C’, Oak Ridges Moraine – Environmental Protection ‘ORM-EP’ and Oak Ridges Moraine Environmental Review (H4) by the Municipality of Port Hope’s Zoning By-law 20/2010, as amended. As set out in the Zoning By-law, lands remain under the Holding (H4 and H5) provisions until an appropriate Site Plan Agreement has been executed and once an appropriate Natural Heritage Evaluation and Hydrological Evaluation are completed to the satisfaction of the Municipality and the appropriate Conservation Authority, in accordance with the policies of the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan.

Status of Application: On December 15, 2020, Planning recommended that Council receive for information purposes that an application has been received to remove the "H4" and “H5” - Holding provisions from the subject property. The request to remove the "H4" and "H5" - Holding provisions is scheduled to go before the Council at a future meeting in conjunction with the Site Plan Approval and Agreement.

Minor Variance and Consent Applications

A01/21 - 9246 Forest Crescent

Property: 9246 Forest Crescent

Purpose of Application: The applicant is seeking relief from the provisions of the Oak Ridges Moraine Core ‘ORM-C’ Zone and the Oak Ridges Moraine Environmental Protection ‘ORM-EP’ Zone, under Zoning By-law 20/2010, as amended:

  1. Part 9 - Section 9.4 – Table 9.2 – ORM-C Zone Standards in the Countryside Zones
  • Minimum 15.0 m rear yard setback to 1.96 m.

Public meeting date: Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. via ZOOM. Contact Mandy Kort if you would like to register for the meeting.

B01/21 - 7290 County Road 10

Property: 7290 County Road 10

Purpose of Application: The application for consent is to sever an existing surplus farm dwelling, to be created as a result of farm consolidation, from the balance of an existing farm operation located at Lot 15, Concession 7, and municipally known as 7290 County Road 10. The subject land has an area of approximately 46.2 hectares with approximately 1,296.5m of frontage along County Road 10. The proposed severed lot will have an approximate area of 0.74 ha with frontage of 73.6m on County Road 10. The proposed retained lot will have an approximate area of 45.5 hectares with frontage of 1,222.9m on County Road 10.

Public meeting date: Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. via ZOOM. Contact Mandy Kort if you would like to register for the meeting.