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Craig Mills v. Township of Muskoka Lakes

Location:

Muskoka/Parry Sound/Haliburton


Subject:

Minor Variances, Residential Development


Court:

Ontario Municipal Board


Application/issue:

Appeal to the Board for minor variance to permit height of 26.5 ft. of an accessory structure (garage) whereas the maximum permitted height is 20.0 ft. pursuant to s. 45(12) of the Planning Act.


Held:

Appeal allowed


Reasons:

A mediation process was held in which both parties agreed that the Applicant would not use the garage as a sleeping cabin or for habitable space. In addition, there were no other negative impacts from the variance and the Township’s Director of Planning concluded that the variance was minor. Therefore, the Board allowed the variance.


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