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Zoning By-law Amendment



Submission Requirements:

Rev. October 31, 2016

The Applicant is required to provide appropriate answers to all questions on the Application form.  It should be noted that if all prescribed information is not provided, the Application shall not be accepted.  The completed Application should be submitted, together with the required fees, and the following:

  1. Twenty (20) copies of a plan based upon an actual survey of the property by an Ontario Land Surveyor, such plans to include:
    • total land holdings of the Applicant(s) in the area, with the property proposed for rezoning outlined in red and other holdings suitably indicated;
    • the boundaries and dimensions of the subject land;
    • the approximate location of all natural and artificial features on the subject land and on adjacent lands that, in the opinion of the applicant, may affect the Application.  (i.e. buildings, railways, roads, watercourses, drainage ditches, river/stream banks, wetlands, wooded areas, wells, septic tanks etc.);
    • the current uses on adjacent lands;
    • the location, width and name of any roads, unopened road allowances, private road or right-of-way which are within or abut the subject lands;
    • the location and nature of any easement affecting the subject land;
    • location, size, type and use of any existing buildings or structures on the subject land, including the distance of the buildings or structures from the front, rear and side lot lines;
    • existing and proposed servicing (i.e. water, storm and sanitary sewers).

    NOTE: All plans must be drawn to a useable metric scale (i.e. 1:100, 1:300, 1:500). One (1) copy of all plans reduced to 21.6 cm x 35.6 cm (8½" x 14") must be supplied with all Applications.  Depending upon the scope of the requested amendment, fewer or more copies of the plan may be required.  Please contact the Infrastructure and Development Services - Planning Division Staff for advice.

  2. Six (6) copies of a Phase I Environmental Audit Report for lands included in the Application.
  3. A Preliminary Study to determine the location and status of any gas wells located on the subject land.
  4. Six (6) copies of an Environmental Impact Study (EIS) shall be submitted with the Application if it is determined, through pre-consultation with the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority and/or Regional Niagara Planning and Development Staff, that such a Study is required.
  5. A Registered Deed, including a full legal description of the subject lands, must be provided.  As well, a copy of the parcel register “PIN Sheet” from the Registry Office is required.
  6. The Application fees (both City and Region) must accompany the Application.  Separate cheques should be made payable to the City of Welland and the Regional Municipality of Niagara.  All cheques should be forwarded to the City with the Application.  The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) Plan Review Fee, if required.  City Staff will screen the Application and advise if the NPCA fee is applicable.  The NPCA fee schedules are attached.
  7. For larger projects, an electronic version of the Reference Plan in AutoCAD .DWG format in Version 14 or higher, with the following spatial characteristics:

    Map Projection: Universal Transverse Mercator

    Horizontal Datum: NAD83 Zone 17 North

    Horizontal Units: Metres

    The graphics in the drawing must be geographically positioned to 3rd order accuracy.  The City’s horizontal control network (UTM NAD83) may be used as a control reference and can be accessed on the City of Welland Internet Map Server at the following web address: http://gis.welland.ca/wims/login.asp

    Please email the electronic information to rachelle.larocque@welland.ca, michael.horsley@welland.ca and christopher.mazzuca@welland.ca indicating the Zoning File Number and the name of the Applicant.

  8. If these are combined Zoning By-law/Official Plan Amendment Applications, the number of plans and information required may differ.
  9. All Applications should contain information to address the applicable issues as set out in the Provincial Policy Statement 2005 as provided by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs.  If a proposal is affected by a Policy Statement which would require qualifying or mitigating studies (i.e. Policy 2.3.1 b) then a study will be required to be submitted at the time of the Application.  Failure to do so may delay the City's decision making process or could result in a decision to deny the Application as premature (insufficient information) due to the implementation of a timeframe for decision making under the Planning Act, as amended.  The Application shall state that the Plan is consistent with Policy Statements issued under Section 3(1) of Planning Act.  Copies of the Policy Statement are available from the Publications Ontario Bookstore 1-800-668-9938.
  10. The Applicant is required to complete the attached Environmental Site Screening Questionnaire and submit it with the Application.
  11. All Applicants are strongly urged to discuss the preliminary proposal with Municipal Staff as well as consult with affected provincial Ministries and agencies prior to any formal submission.  Attached, please find a list of some of these public bodies and the contact person.
Zoning By-law Amendments FAQ

City of Welland
60 East Main Street, Welland, Ontario L3B 3X4

  • Infrastructure and Development Services
    • Planning Division: Rachelle Larocque, Ext. 2310
    • Engineering Division: Scott Richardson, Ext. 2222
    • Traffic Division: Ali Khan, Ext. 2202

City of Welland
99 Federal Road, Welland, Ontario L3B 3P2

  • Infrastructure and Development Services
    • Public Works Division: Jerry Boc, Ext. 3003

Welland Fire Department
636 King Street, Welland, Ontario L3B 3L1

  • Fire and Emergency Services Brian Kennedy

Regional Municipality of Niagara
P.O. Box 1042, 1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Campbell West, Thorold, Ontario L2V 4T7

  • Planning and Development Services
    • Planning: Rory McNeil Ext. 3359
    • Engineering: Susan Dunsmore Ext. 3661

Regional Municipality of Niagara
P.O. Box 1042, 2201 St. David’s Road, Thorold, Ontario L2V 4T7

  • Public Works Department Eugene Chajka

Ministry of Natural Resources
Niagara Area Office
4890 Victoria Avenue North, PO Box 5000, Vineland Station, Ontario L0R 2E0

Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority
250 Thorold Road, 3rd Floor, Welland, Ontario L3C 3W3

  • David Deluce Ext. 224

Ministry of the Environment
West-Central Region, Technical Support Section, Air, Pesticides & Environmental Planning
12th Floor, 119 King Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4Y7

  • Barbara Slattery

N.B.  This list is not comprehensive.