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Durfy v. Township of Muskoka Lakes

Location:

Muskoka/Parry Sound/Haliburton


Subject:

Minor Variances, Residential Development, Shoreline Development


Court:

Ontario Municipal Board


Application/issue:

Appeal an application for a minor variance to increase permitted lot coverage from 10% to 14.1% of the lot and 14.3% of the lot within 200 feet of the high water mark. The subject property is designated “Waterfront” and zoned WR1 in Zoning By-law No. 87-87.


Held:

Appeal allowed


Reasons:

The Board finds that the modest addition to the cottage is far enough removed from the waterfront and buffered by trees to have minimal impact on the views from the lake. The addition meets the general intent of the zoning by-law because it is hidden from view, does not interfere with development of abutting property and is not any more of a precedent than that of the abutting lands.


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