Development and Planning

Good planning leads to organized growth and the efficient delivery of services. The policies and regulations in the Lambton Shores planning documents ensure that lands are developed in a manner that meets the existing and future goals of our community.

Current applications

Council Planning Applications - Appeals

Appeals
AppealNameAddressNoticeUpdates
Zoning By-Law Amendment Z16-2021

MFL Properties Ltd. c/o Kyle Ford

Authorized Agent: Monteith Brown Planning Consultants c/o Jay McGuffin

17 Pine Street, Grand Bend Notice of Refusal

Note: an appeal has been submitted by the authorized agent and forwarded onto the Ontario Land Tribunal**


OLT Case Number:  OLT-22-002903
Click here to view the e-status of the appeal

 

Council Planning Applications

Applications
ApplicationsNameAddressNoticeDate and Location
Official Plan Amendment OPA01-2022 & Zoning By-law Amendment Z01-2022

2819332 Ontario Ltd.

Northville Cres.  

TBD

Official Plan Amendment OPA01-2023 & Zoning By-law Amendment Z01-2023

Aar-Con Aggregates Corp.

Authorized Agent:  Esher Planning Inc., Melanie Horton

Klondyke Rd   TBD
Zoning By-law Amendment Z02-2023

Tim MacNaught

Authorized Agent:  Lucas Design Group Inc., Aaron Lucas

6795 East Parkway Drive    TBD

 

Committee of Adjustment Planning Applications - Appeals

None at this time

Committee of Adjustment Planning Applications

 

Applications
ApplicationNameAddressNoticeDate and Location
Minor Variance A27-2021

Laura & Rob Angco

Authorized Agent:  Skyler McIndoe

75 River Road, Grand Bend

Notice of Decision - Deferred

TBD

Consent Application B02-2022

William Templeton

Authorized Agent: Jason Timms, Lefebvre & Lefebvre LLP

10096 Ducharme Lane, Grand Bend

Notice of Decision - Deferred

TBD

Minor Variance A27-2022

Rizvan Jamal

Authorized Agent:  Reilly Ernst

36 Oak Street, Grand Bend

Notice of Decision - Deferred

TBD

Minor Variance A03-2023

Rev. John P. Comiskey
Authorized Agent:  Platinum Builders Inc. c/o Matt Relouw

10025 Huron Drive, Grand Bend

Notice of Decision - Deferred

 

TBD

Minor Variance A04-2023

Tom Belair
Authorized Agent:  Chris Layton

5296 Broadview Avenue, Lambton Shores

Notice of Decision - Deferred

 

TBD

Minor Variance Application A05-2023

William Zettel

8455 Goosemarsh Line, Grand Bend

 

February 22, 2023

16 Allen Street, Thedford

Minor Variance Application A07-2023

James Colliver

9898 Huron Place, Grand Bend  

February 22, 2023

16 Allen Street, Thedford

Minor Variance Application A08-2023

John & Susan Muszak

56 Hill Street, Grand Bend  

February 22, 2023

16 Allen Street, Thedford

Consent Application B03-2023 (Lapsed from B09-2020)

Robert Wilson/Allan Wilson

7699 Gordon Road, Lambton Shores  

February 22, 2023

16 Allen Street, Thedford

 

Other information

Bill 23 Notice: Conservation Authority, approvals, and permits

The passage of Bill 23 has caused confusion respecting the roles of Conservation Authorities (CA). Please note that nothing in Bill 23 has changed CA Regulations as they affect the Municipality of Lambton Shores. Boundaries of CA-regulated areas and requirements to obtain CA approvals for any structures or alterations to grade within these regulated areas have not changed.

In particular, please note that decks constructed on the banks of Lake Huron and inland watercourses continue to require CA approvals. Setbacks from top of bank contained in the Municipal Zoning By-Law continue to apply. Further, a deck is also required to obtain a building permit from the Municipality if any portion of the deck exceeds 24 inches above grade.

Consent (Severance) 

Consents are regulated under Section 53 of the Planning Act.  All division of land in Ontario is subject to subdivision control, either through a plan of subdivision or consent approval to ensure that the new lots are consistent with the planning policies set out in the Official Plan and Zoning By-Laws. 

Development Charges 

The Municipality of Lambton Shores has established development charges to ensure there are necessary funds to provide infrastructure and services needed for the growing population.

Minor Variance 

Minor Variances are regulated under Section 45 of the Planning Act.  If a development proposal does not conform exactly to a Zoning By-law, but meets the general intent and purpose and complies with the Official Plan, an application may be made for a minor variance
Official Plan

Official Plan Amendments are regulated under Section 22 of the Planning Act.  An official plan sets out the Municipality's general policies for future land use, and states the land use planning goals that guide development.

An Official Plan Update is currently underway by the Municipality of Lambton Shores. As part of the review process, extensive public consultation opportunities will be available. Learn more about the Official Plan Update process.

Reports and Publications 

Site Plan 

Site plan control by-laws are regulated under Section 41 of the Planning Act.  Site plans require certain types of buildings or developments to obtain “site plan approval” prior to construction. 

Subdivisions and Condominiums

This process pertains to an application plan of subdivision or condominium pursuant to Section 51 of the Planning Act.

The subdivision process is used to divide land, generally where a new municipal road is proposed, or the proposal would create more than five (5) separate development parcels.  Condominium proposals are reviewed and processed in the same manner as subdivisions under Section 51.

Note:  If your proposal involves subdividing land on a smaller scale (i.e. creation of one (1) or two (2) lots), you may be able to seek approval for land severance/consent.  Please refer to the Consent(severance) section noted above.

The purpose of a draft plan of subdivision is to develop land in an orderly manner by making sure that the proper infrastructure and municipal services will be in place, if they are not already.

A draft plan of subdivision must show:

  • property line boundaries and dimensions of each lot;
  • location of streets;
  • location of school and/or park sites

Subdivision/Condominium Application.  Pre-consultation meeting is highly recommended before an application will be deemed complete.

For more information regarding the process, please click here.

Zoning

By-Laws

Zoning by-laws establish and regulate land use by implementing the general policies from the Official Plan.

Zoning By-law Amendment

This process pertains to an application for zoning by-law amendment pursuant to Section 34 of the Planning Act.

Zoning Reports

To request a zoning report, complete the online request form. 

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