The Town of Innisfil’s Official Plan, Our Place, sets out goals, objectives and policies for managing growth and development.
On January 17, 2018, by By-Law No. 007-18, Council for the Town of Innisfil adopted Our Place, the Town’s new Official Plan. On October 9, 2019, Council for the County of Simcoe approved Our Place, after it was approved by the County’s Committee of the Whole on September 25, 2019. In its Notice of Decision, the County placed the following three non-decisions on Our Place:
- Section 23.1.16 of Our Place;
- On those lands not designated Agricultural on Schedule B, that are, however, identified as part of the provincial Agricultural System on Schedule BB; and
- Certain lands surrounding the Settlement Area of Churchill, as identified on Schedule 5 to Item CCW-2018-482.
On November 13, 2018, Our Place came into effect, with the exception of those lands and/or policies that were appealed.
The Town received the following 7 appeals of Our Place:
|Appellant||Nature of their Appeal||Result|
|Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (“MMAH”)||The MMAH has appealed all of Schedule B in so far as Schedule B conflicts with the provincial Agricultural System mapping, as well as policies 18.1.9 and 18.1.10.||On May 1, 2020, MMAH withdrew their appeal over a large part of Schedule B.|
|Innisfil Mapleview Developments Ltd. (“IMDL”) SW Corner of 25th Sideroad and Mapleview Drive||IMDL has appealed, on a site-specific basis, certain land use designations and overlays.||This appeal has been resolved.|
|Sugar Meadows Inc. 1159-1265 Lockhart Road||Sugar Meadows has appealed, on a site-specific basis, certain land use designations.|
|2025890 Ontario Inc., Nextnine Ltd. and Middlefield Financial Services Ltd. 173, 201 and 225 Big Bay Point Road||These 3 appellants have appealed, on a site-specific basis, certain land use designations and overlays.||These appellants have sought leave to appeal a decision of LPAT re: the CMC.|
|DLR Holdings and 2524445 Ontario Inc.1194 and 1224 Belle Aire Beach Road||These appellants have appealed, on a site-specific basis, certain land use designations.|
Those appeals were forwarded to the Local Planning and Appeal Tribunal (“LPAT”) and assigned case number PL180900. A Case Management Conference was held on August 13, 2019, before Vice-Chair Schiller and Member Bryson. A copy of the decision from the Case Management Conference can be found here. All matters were ordered to proceed to a written hearing under Bill 139 in May 2020, however, as a result of COVID-19, LPAT has adjourned these hearings indefinitely.
|Non-Decision Appellant||Nature of their Appeal||Result|
|2367808 Ontario Inc.||Section 23.1.16 of Our Place||This appeal was withdrawn by the Appellant on April 29, 2020|
|1602850 Ontario Inc.||Section 23.1.16 of Our Place and Non-Decision over Schedule B||This appeal was withdrawn by the Appellant|
|IMDL||Non-Decision over Schedule B||This appeal has been resolved|
|Pratt||Non-Decision over Schedule B||This appeal has been resolved|
|Tophill Estates||Non-Decision over Churchill Lands||This appeal was withdrawn by the Appellant|
|Margarita Stepanova||Non-Decision over Churchill Lands||This appeal was withdrawn by the Appellant|
These appeals were not forwarded to the LPAT by the County. The County has since made a decision on the Non-Decision over Section 23.1.16 and acknowledged that the Non-Decisions over Schedule B and the Churchill Lands were not valid.
September 25, 2018:
- Report to County Council – Committee of the Whole – CCW-2018-482
- CCW 2018-482 Schedule 1
- CCW 2018-482 Schedule 2
- CCW 2018-482 Schedule 3
- CCW 2018-482 Schedule 4
- CCW 2018-482 Schedule 5
- County of Simcoe – Meeting Minutes
October 9, 2018:
- County of Simcoe – Meeting Minutes
- County of Simcoe – Notice of Decision
- County Clerk’s Certification
- Our Place, as approved by the County of Simcoe
July 14, 2020: