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Zoning Bylaw and Official Plan Review





Dec 19th   6pm-7pm  

Conmee Community Centre

19 Holland Rd W., Conmee, Ontario




Based on feedback received from Township Council, the public and other interested parties, the  municipal planning consultants, Fotenn Planning + Design, have prepared a new Official Plan and zoning by-law for the Township of Conmee.   The next step, as required under the Planning Act, is for Conmee Township to hold a Public Meeting to allow another opportunity for residents to review, ask questions and provide comments on the draft documents. An Official Plan describes how land in your community should be used. It is being prepared with input from residents and will help to      ensure that future planning and development will meet the specific needs of your community. All landowners and residents of Conmee Township are invited to attend this Public Meeting and make comment on the draft Official Plan before it is adopted by Council.   To view the Official Plan document and Zoning By-Law prior to the Public Meeting, please visit the Conmee Township Municipal Office or the Township website: 

The Conmee Municipal Office, 19 Holland Rd. W., Conmee, Ontario

807-475-5229 or email at


For more information about this matter, including information about appeal rights, contact 

Shara Lavallee, CAO/Clerk at the Conmee Municipal Office.


If you wish to be notified of the decision of Conmee Township on the proposed Official Plan, you must make a written request to 

Conmee Township, 19 Holland Rd W, Kakabeka Falls, Ontario, P0T1W0


If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of Conmee Township to the Ontario Land Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to Conmee Township before the proposed official plan is adopted, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision. 


If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to Conmee Township before the proposed official plan is adopted, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Land Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.






Draft updated & reviewed Official Plan (2023)

Draft updated & reviewed Zoning Bylaw (2023)


Zoning By-law Review 

Council is undertaking a review of the Zoning By-law. The Zoning By-law divides the municipality into  different land use zones. The by-law specifies the permitted uses (e.g. commercial or industrial) and the required standards (e.g. building size and location) in each zone

A zoning by-law implements the objectives and policies of a municipality's official plan. It provides a legal way of managing land use and future development and contains specific requirements that are legally enforceable. Construction or new development that does not comply with the zoning by-law is not allowed and the Township will refuse to issue a building permit (unless there is an approved zoning amendment application). 

The current Zoning By-law, By-Law No. 645 for the Township of Conmee, was originally approved in 1993. Zoning By-law No. 1136 is out of date and requires updating as a significant period of time has elapsed since it was originally prepared 30 years ago. It needs to be representative of current development trends and should be made to be more flexible to respond to future changes as well. Further, the Zoning By-law needs to be updated to conform with the Township Official Plan, which is also being reviewed and updated.

There have been some fundamental shifts in the focus of the Provincial, Regional and local policy framework since the original 1993 zoning by-law. The Township of Conmee has the responsibility as a municipality to bring the Zoning By-law in line with the current policy framework at all levels of government.

For more information, please see: 


Official Plan Review

Our Official Plan is a long-term plan that provides a policy framework for: making land use planning decisions; managing resources; protecting the environment and setting a structure for guiding growth. The Official Plan ensures compliance with current provincial plans, policies, and legislation, and reflects the goals and values of the Conmee community. The preparation of the Township's New Official Plan will address conformity with the updated Regional Official Plan, and compliance with the Planning Act changes, Provincial Policy Statement, a Place to Grow, and all other applicable legislation and policy documents. 

For more information, please see: