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Clarington Hosts Public Meeting About ADUs

September 08, 2021 9:27 AM | Durham Region Home Builders' Association (Administrator)

In accordance with provincial direction, Clarington council has directed staff to initiate Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw Amendments to increase permissions for Additional Dwelling Units (ADUs), which are also known as secondary suites, in-law suites, in-house apartments, and basement apartments.  A copy of the proposed Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw Amendments are available at Clarington.net/ADUs.

The proposed Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw Amendments are being advanced as part of Clarington's Affordable Housing Toolkit, and are in response to changes to the Planning Act as a result of Bill 108, More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019.

The proposed Official Plan Amendment outlines new policies to allow for one ADU within a house and one ADU in an accessory structure on the same lot.  This will apply to properties in rural and urban areas.  However, due to provincial policies, there will be some restrictions to ADUs within the Oak Ridges Moraine and the Greenbelt.

The proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendments contain regulations to implement the proposed Official Plan policies within the Official Plan Amendment, which include regulations regarding the location, size, and parking requirements of ADUs.  Amendments to Zoning Bylaw 84-63 (south of the Oak Ridges Moraine) also include regulations for ADUs within accessory buildings.

A copy of the staff report will be available on the afternoon of Thursday, September 9, 2021 and may be found at www.clarington.net/calendar.  You may also contact Mark Jull at mjull@clarington.net or 905-623-3379 ext. 2426 for more information or to provide comments.

The public meeting will be held at the Joint Committee Meeting on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.  If you wish to speak at the public meeting, please pre-register by completing the online form at www.clarington.net/delegations or contact Clerks at 905-623-3379 ext. 2131 by 4:15 p.m. on Friday, September 10, 2021.

For more information, view:

ADU Comparison Table

Proposed Official Plan Amendment


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