Montague Township is reviewing its Zoning By-Law!
What is a Zoning By-Law?
A Zoning By-Law controls the use of land in your community. It states:
- how land may be used
- where buildings and other structures can be located
- the type of buildings that are permitted and how they may be used
- lot sizes and dimensions, parking requirements, building heights and setbacks
An Official Plan sets out the Township's general land-use policies. The Zoning By-Law puts the plan into effect and provides for the day-to-day administration. The Zoning By-Law contains specific requirements that are legally enforceable. Construction or development that does not comply with a Zoning By-Law is not allowed, and a building permit can be refused.
Why do Municipalities need a Zoning By-Law?
A Zoning By-Law:
- implements the objectives and policies of a municipality's Official Plan
- provides a legal and precise way of managing land use and future development
- protects you from conflicting and possible dangerous land uses
Why are we Reviewing our Zoning By-Law?
The Planning Act requires that municipalities review and update their Zoning By-Law to conform with the Official Plan within 3 years of an Official Plan update.
Jp2g Consultants Inc. was retained by the Township to assist with this project.
How Do I Get Involved?
Opportunities for public input on the Zoning By-Law Review and Update will be provided during the review process. The Planning Act requires that Council hold at least one public meeting to give members of the community an opportunity to ask questions and to discuss possible revisions to the Zoning By-Law.
If you have any questions or comments about any aspect of the Zoning By-law Update, please direct your comments to:
Junior Planner, Township of Montague