Official Plan Amendment 32 and Zoning By-law Amendment Z-05-23: 

Bill 23

The Province recently made a series of amendments to the Planning Act, Ontario Heritage Act, Conservation Authorities Act and Development Charges Act through Bill 23. These changes impact the planning processes in the following topic areas:

  • Residential Development – including introducing additional residential units ‘as of right’ for specific residential uses, restrictions on Site Plan Control for certain types of residential development
  • Parkland – including the identification and conveyance of parkland through development
  • Environmental Considerations – including changes to the role of Conservation Authorities and restrictions to the programs/services provided to the Municipality.
  • Heritage Planning – including changes to the Ontario Heritage Act regarding the listing of properties on Municipal Heritage Registers, criteria for designations
  • Development Charges Act – including changes to the collection and calculation of Development Charges 

Working with the County, the Municipality is also doing a population and employment projection to the year of 2048 (with 5, 15 and 25 years intervals). The final deliverable from this this exercise will serve as a guiding document to inform all strategic planning projects.

Private Road Study

Parsons has been retained by the Municipality of Mississippi Mills to undertake a study regarding private roads within the municipality. This review will examine both existing private roads and an assessment of the policy framework for establishing new private roads including the Cluster Lot Subdivision policies in the Official Plan.

Background Information

Private Road Study – Interim Control By-law Report

Bill 23 (More Homes Built Faster Act): 
Report to Council
Follow Up Summary of Bill 23


Municipal Contact:

Melanie Knight, Senior Planner
613-256-2064 ext. 501 

Information Boards

Municipally-Initiated Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment