Meeting Notice - Planning Advisory Committee on Monday, October 16th

Posted on Friday September 22, 2017
City Hall


Review of Proposed New Official Plan
Under Sections 17 and 21(1) of the Planning Act, RSO 1990, as amended

Monday, October 16th, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall, 360 Pitt Street
Cornwall, ON., K6J 3P9

Take Notice that the Planning Advisory Committee of the city of Cornwall will hold a Public Meeting at 7:00 pm on Monday, October 16th, 2017 in the Council Chambers to consider a proposed new Official Plan under Sections 17 and 21(1) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990; and

Take Notice that the existing (2002) Official Plan for the City of Cornwall was adopted a number of years ago and therefore parts are not necessarily reflective of the current Provincial Planning Policies or specific municipal planning interests. Therefore, Council has commissioned the preparation of a new Official Plan that will repeal and replace the existing document. The proposed new Official Plan “Complete Cornwall au complet” sets out various long range goals and objectives for development of the municipality and puts in place policies with respect to the location and types of various land uses, transportation and municipal services. Most importantly, this review has seen the introduction of a new Urban Settlement Area Boundary, which is a Provincial requirement. During the course of this review, public input has been sought and received both through the consultant and the Planning Division, Open Houses and website postings of various draft(s). It is the intent of the Municipality, following the final public meeting input, to proceed to Repeal and Replace the current (2002) Official Plan with the subject new Official Plan document text, including the associated new mapping. Following the Council adoption of the new Official Plan, the Municipality will send the full new documentation to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing for the Minister’s approval; and

Take Notice that the new Official Plan is of general application to all lands within the limits of the City of Cornwall. Therefore, no key map showing the lands affected by the Plan is attached to this notice.

Any person may attend the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the subject new Official Plan for the City of Cornwall. In the event that you wish to submit written comments, please ensure that your comments are delivered to the Planning Office, at least prior to the day of the meeting.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at the applicable public meeting(s) or make written submissions to the Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) in respect of the proposed Official Plan before the approval authority gives or refuses to give approval to the Official Plan, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the City of Cornwall’s Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) to the Ontario Municipal Board (as an interested party to this matter). Further, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board, unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

Additional Information
At this meeting and any subsequent related PAC Public Meeting, it is the intention of the Planning Advisory Committee to review the initiative and hear objections, comments, or receive briefs before making a recommendation to City Council. If you have any general questions regarding the meeting, please contact the Planning Division, 100 Water Street East, Cornwall Civic Complex, 2nd Floor, 613-930-2787, ext. 2328.

Additional information regarding the proposed subject new Official Plan is available to the public for inspection at the office of the Planning Division, 100 Water Street East, 2nd Floor, Cornwall Civic Complex, during regular office hours or by accessing the “Complete Cornwall au complet” documents file, under the Planning Division folder on the City of Cornwall’s website at

If you wish to provide written comments to and/or be notified of the decision (PAC recommendation to be considered by Council) of the City of Cornwall’s Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) in respect of the proposed new Official Plan, you must make a written or email request to the :

Department of Planning, Development and Recreation
100 Water Street East, P.O. Box 877, 2nd Floor
Cornwall, ON K6H 5T9

For more information, please contact Mary C. Joyce-Smith, MCIP, RPP, Division Manager, Planning Services, (ext. 2335), and refer to Cornwall’s new Official Plan “Complete Cornwall au complet” when making enquiries.