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 January 2, 2020 January 23, 2020 February 12, 2020
 2 January 23, 2020 February 13, 2020 March 4, 2020
 3 February 13, 2020 March 5, 2020 March 25, 2020
 4 March 5, 2020 March 26, 2020 April 15, 2020
 5 March 26, 2020 April 16, 2020 May 6, 2020
 6 April 16, 2020 May 7, 2020 May 27, 2020
 7 May 7, 2020 May 28, 2020 June 17, 2020
 8 May 28, 2020 June 18, 2020 July 8, 2020
 9 June 18, 2020 July 9, 2020 July 29, 2020
 10 July 9, 2020 July 30, 2020 August 19, 2020
 11 July 30, 2020 August 20, 2020 September 9, 2020
 12 August 20, 2020 September 10, 2020 September 30, 2020
 13 September 10, 2020 October 1, 2020 October 21, 2020
 14 October 1, 2020 October 22, 2020 November 11, 2020
 15 October 22, 2020 November 12, 2020 December 2, 2020
 16 November 12, 2020 December 3, 2020 December 28, 2020

 


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