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Davis v. Township of Muskoka Lakes

Location:

Muskoka/Parry Sound/Haliburton


Subject:

Boathouses, Official Plan Amendments, Shoreline Development, Zoning By-law Amendments


Court:

Ontario Municipal Board


Application/issue:

Appeal to the Board of the refusals of the Township to approve an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment to permit a two-storey boathouse. The OPA will permit lot coverage of 11.9% whereas maximum is 10%. The ZBLA will permit side yard setback of 42 feet rather than the required 45 feet.


Held:

Appeal granted


Reasons:

Settlement was reached and appeal of OPA was withdrawn. Further, the ZBLA conforms to the OP and represents good planning, will have no adverse environmental impacts, and the built-form of the boathouse will not dominate the natural environment and it will maintain the existing character of the shoreline. In addition, the proposed development will only cover 16.3% of the actual shoreline, as compared to the 25.0% limit contained in the OP.


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