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Sculati v. Township of Muskoka Lakes

Location:

Muskoka/Parry Sound/Haliburton


Subject:

Residential Development, Shoreline Development, Zoning By-law Amendments


Court:

Ontario Municipal Board


Application/issue:

An appeal against a decision of the Township of Muskoka Lakes approving By-law Amendment No. 2012-15 with provisions requiring a proposed dwelling to have a minimum front yard setback of 50 feet and limiting the size of the dwelling to a maximum of 4700 square feet for the subject property. The purpose of the appeal is to obtain relief from the two above-noted provisions. The subject property is a waterfront lot that previously had been two separate lots, which now have been merged and contains two cottages.


Held:

Appeal allowed in part


Reasons:

In consideration of the evidence and factors presented before the Board, including the opinion of the Planner, the Board finds that the revised By-law 2012-15 is appropriate and it should be approved. He indicated that revised By-law 2012-15 raises no issues with regard to the Provincial Policy Statement; it conforms to the Township Official Plan and represents good planning.


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