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Savelli v. Elliot

Location:

Muskoka/Parry Sound/Haliburton


Subject:

Minor Variances


Court:

Ontario Municipal Board


Application/issue:

Appeal to Board for minor variance of construction of two-storey garage, seeking relief in s. 3.1.2.a of By-law 87-87, as amended, being the maximum coverage of buildings on a lot and a variance of the maximum coverage permitted on building from the high water mark of 359 square feet.


Held:

Appeal allowed with conditions


Reasons:

The land-use planner found that the two-car garage will meet all other zoning by-law requirements except for lot coverage. In addition, the variance is considered minor because the OP regards anything less than 1/10 over the permitted lot coverage as minor. For these reasons, the Board is satisfied that the proposed variances meet the tests in subsection 45(1) of the Planning Act, are in the public interest and represent good planning.


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