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

  • John Taylor (Staff Liaison)
  • Scott Haslam (Chair)
  • Nestor Chornobay
  • Jerry Cardwell
  • 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 28, 2017 January 18, 2018 February 7, 2018
 2 January 18, 2018 February 8, 2018 February 28, 2018
 3 February 8, 2018 March 1, 2018 March 21, 2018
 4 March 1, 2018 March 22, 2018 April 11, 2018
 5 March 22, 2018 April 12, 2018 May 2, 2018
 6 April 12, 2018 May 3, 2018 May 23, 2018
 7 May 3, 2018 May 24, 2018 June 13, 2018
 8 May 24, 2018 June 14, 2018 July 4, 2018
 9 June 14, 2018 July 5, 2018 July 25, 2018
 10 July 5, 2018 July 26, 2018 August 15, 2018
 11 July 26, 2018 August 16, 2018 September 5, 2018
 12 August 16, 2018 September 6, 2018 September 26, 2018
 13 September 6, 2018 September 27, 2018 October 17, 2018
 14 September 27, 2018 October 18, 2018 November 7, 2018
 15 October 18, 2018 November 8, 2018 November 28, 2018
 16 November 8, 2018 December 6, 2018 December 27, 2018

 Upcoming Meeting Agenda

 Meeting Minutes

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