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1.0 General Provisions (Part 8)

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Zone Designations:

  • RA (Rural Agricultural)
  • RG (Rural Greenlands)
  • EP (Escarpment Protection)
  • ME (Mineral Extraction)

No persons shall within any of the zones included in Part 8 of this By-law use any land or erect or use any building or structure except in accordance with the uses permitted and the regulations thereto and subject to:

PART 1: GENERAL CONDITIONS AND PROVISIONS

PART 14: EXCEPTIONS TO ZONE DESIGNATIONS

Holding Zone

Where a zone designation is preceded by the Holding Symbol 'H' the uses permitted shall be in accordance with Part 11, Subsection 1.1. Development or redevelopment of lands having an 'H' zoning shall be deemed premature until the 'H' prefix is removed in accordance with Part 11, Subsection 1.2.

1.1 Minimum Distance Separation (MDS) Requirements of the Province of Ontario

The purpose of the MDS requirement is to reduce and minimize nuisance complaints due to odour from livestock operations and to reduce land use incompatibility. MDS is made up of two separate, but related formula (M.D.S. I & II).

New land uses and new or expanding livestock facilities shall comply with the MDS formulae as follows:

a) No new building shall be constructed on a lot which is adjacent to a property containing any buildings or structures used for the raising of livestock, except in accordance with the requirements of the Minimum Distance Separation Formula One (M.D.S. I). This provision shall not apply to a dwelling on the same property as the livestock use.

b) No building or structure used or intended to be used for the raising of livestock shall be constructed or enlarged, except in accordance with the requirements of the Minimum Distance Separation Formula II (M.D.S II).

This page last updated: December 17, 2015

 

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