Township of Norwich
Historical. Agricultural. Beautiful.
The Oxford County Official Plan is the policy document that establishes the overall land use strategy for both the County and the eight area municipalities that comprise the County.
The policies and land use schedules contained in the Official Plan establish locational and development review requirements for various land uses (residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, parks, etc.), set out how agricultural land and other natural features and cultural heritage resources are to be protected and provide direction on how environmental constraints are to be addressed. The Official Plan also helps to guide municipal decisions with respect to infrastructure, public services and other investments.
In the Province of Ontario, the Planning Act authorizes municipalities to employ Site Plan
Control as a land use tool to ensure the appropriate location of a development on a site and to
ensure the safety, attractiveness and compatibility with the surrounding land.
Section 1 - To inform potential developers and the public about the use of Site
Plan Control, the requirements for Site Plan approval, and to
provide guidelines for site plan preparation and review.
Section 2 - An overview of the Township’s Site Plan Approval process.
Section 3 - Identifies the submission requirements for Site Plan application and approval.
Section 4 - Objectives for each matter which is subject to Site Plan Control, as well as the
guidelines, criteria and standards
The provisions and schedules of By-law No.. 07-2003-Z control the use of land in the Area Municipality
The Township of Norwich Zoning By-Law controls the use of land by dividing the municipality into different land use zones with detailed maps, specifying the uses permitted in each zone, specifying where buildings and other structures can be located, stating the types of buildings that are permitted and how they may be used, as well as specifying lot sizes and dimensions, parking requirements, building heights and setbacks from the street.The contents of the Zoning By-Law reflect consolidations of zoning by-law amendments. For up to date information on a specific property, please contact the Planner for the area municipality.
Find out more information Zoning By-Law No. 07-2003-Z
If you wish to sever your property, an application for Consent or Consent and Minor Variance (on-line form) must be submitted to the Land Division Committee for the County of Oxford. When reviewing severance applications, Planning staff visit the sites and prepare reports on the planning acceptability of these applications. The Land Division Committee then approves or denies the application at a public hearing and may attach various conditions to an approval.
For more information on the severance process, you can also visit: Oxford County - Land Severances
A minor variance is a minor change to a performance standard under the Zoning By-law, granted by the Committee of Adjustment.
A Minor Variance can change:
The Committee of Adjustment is a quasi-judicial administrative tribunal comprised of members of Council. The Committee derives its jurisdiction from the Planning Act. Hearings are held prior to Council meetings, as required.
After submission of a complete application and payment, the applicant will be provided with a Public Notice sign to be posted on the property. All property owners within 60 metres will receive notification of the application.
At the Public Meeting the Committee will hear the Planners report and may ask the applicant to explain the proposal and answer any questions. Others in attendance will be allowed to speak in support of, or in opposition to the application.
The Committee’s decision may be appealed to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal within 20 days of the date of decision.
This application is required when applying for specific relief from one or more of the Zoning By-Law provisions e.g. yard setbacks, parking etc. on a property.
Kelly Pinnoy Building & Drainage Services (519) 468-2410 email@example.com 285767 Airport Road, Norwich, Ont., N0J 1P0
Denise Rooke Building & Drainage Services (519) 468-2410 firstname.lastname@example.org 285767 Airport Road, Norwich, Ont., N0J 1P0
Joe Smits Building & Drainage Services (519) 468-2410 email@example.com 285767 Airport Road, Norwich, Ont., N0J 1P0
Dirk Kramer Building & Drainage Services (519) 468-2410 firstname.lastname@example.org 285767 Airport Road, Norwich, Ont., N0J 1P0
Brad Smale Building & Drainage Services (519) 468-2410 ext. email@example.com 285767 Airport Road, Norwich, Ont., N0J 1P0
Heather St. Clair is responsible for providing planning advice and recommendations on all proposals and applications.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions she can be reached at the County of Oxford at 519-539-9800 Ext. 3206 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org