Committee of Adjustment

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Role

The Town of Whitby Zoning By-laws provide regulations for the use of land and construction of buildings. It is difficult for by-law provisions to take into account all circumstances such as lot size, lot shapes, and yard setbacks that may affect the development of a particular property.

In such cases, the property owner may apply to the Committee of Adjustment for a minor variance to the Zoning By-laws. The Committee of Adjustment is regulated by Section 45 of the Ontario Planning Act . The Committee of Adjustment will review the site-specific circumstances regarding each application. The Committee then considers the following questions concerning an application before reaching a decision:

  • Is the variance minor in nature?
  • Is the general intent and purpose of the Official Plan maintained?
  • Is the general intent and purpose of the Zoning By-law maintained?
  • Is it desirable for the appropriate development or use of the land, building, or structure?

The Town of Whitby Committee of Adjustment does not hear applications for land severance. For information on land severance applications in the Town of Whitby, please contact the Land Division Committee of the Region of Durham Planning Department at 905.668.7711.


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 Committee Members

Membership: 5 Citizen Appointments

  • Justin Malfara (Staff Liaison)
  • Jerry Cardwell
  • Nestor Chornobay
  • Scott Haslam
  • Daniel McCarroll
  • Bonita O'Carroll

 Meetings

Committee of Adjustment meetings are generally held every third Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the Whitby Municipal Building.  The Schedule for meetings in 2018 is outlined in the table below:

 Meeting #   Application Deadline  Meeting Date  Appeal Deadline
 1 December 27, 2018 January 17, 2019 February 6, 2019
 2 January 17, 2019 February 7, 2019 February 27, 2019
 3 February 7, 2019 February 28, 2019 March 20, 2019
 4 February 28, 2019 March 21, 2019 April 10, 2019
 5 March 21, 2019 April 11, 2019 May 1, 2019
 6 April 11, 2019 May 2, 2019 May 22, 2019
 7 May 2, 2019 May 23, 2019 June 12, 2019
 8 May 23, 2019 June 13, 2019 July 3, 2019
 9 June 13, 2019 July 4, 2019 July 24, 2019
 10 July 4, 2019 July 25, 2019 August 14, 2019
 11 July 25, 2019 August 15, 2019 September 4, 2019
 12 August 15, 2019 September 5, 2019 September 25, 2019
 13 September 5, 2019 September 26, 2019 October 16, 2019
 14 September 26, 2019 October 17, 2019 November 6, 2019
 15 October 17, 2019 November 7, 2019 November 27, 2019
 16 November 7, 2019 November 28, 2019 December 18, 2019

 


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