Hard Landscaping Exemption

At the May 15, 2023 meeting, Council approved By-law 2023-050, An Amendment to Site Alteration By-law 2020-39, requiring no residential lot containing a single-detached or semi-detached dwelling located in the Villages may contain more than 60 per cent hard landscaping and 80 per cent for townhouse dwellings calculated cumulatively over the entire lot. 

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An exemption to the Hard Landscaping maximum maybe obtained by providing the following:

  • A grading and drainage site plan, prepared and stamped by a Qualified Professional;
  • A stormwater evaluation, including calculations and details to support the use of mitigation measures including Low Impact Development, prepared, and stamped by a Qualified Professional. The stormwater evaluation mitigation measures shall be designed to retain the 25mm storm event and control the 5 year storm event.
  • A post construction stamped certification by a Qualified Professional that the works have been completed and function as approved.

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*** Please note that this is exclusively an exemption for excess hardscape only, and does not replace the need for a Minor Variance.***