Planning Services at the Municipality of Whitestone provides information and general guidance with respect to land use planning including the Municipality’s Official Plan and Zoning By-law. Public access to the West Parry Sound Geography Network is available for public viewing and this website displays municipal information including:
- Property lines
- Aerial photography
Planning Services are also responsible for both short and long term planning within the Municipality, including the processing of Official Plan and Zoning By-Law amendments, Minor Variance applications, applications to purchase Shore Road and Concession Road Allowances. Planning Services also provides support to the Committee of Adjustment.
An Official Plan sets out your municipality's general policies for future land use. Zoning By-Laws put the plan into effect and provide for its day-to-day administration. The Zoning By-Law contains specific requirements that are legally enforceable. Construction or new development that doesn't comply with a Zoning By-Law is not permitted.
The comprehensive Zoning By-law identifies the different land use zones with detailed maps and it provides information on permitted uses (i.e. commercial or residential) as well as:
- How land may be used.
- Where buildings and other structures can be located.
- The types of buildings that are permitted and how they may be used.
- The lot sizes and dimensions, parking requirements, building heights and setbacks.
Proposed Official Plan Amendment #2
By-law 27-2022 Being a By-law to adopt Official Plan Amendment No. 2 to the Official Plan for the Municipality Of Whitestone (dated June 7, 2022)
Notice of Special Public Meeting (April 12, 2022) concerning Official Plan Amendment No. 2
Notice of Meeting (February 15, 2022) concerning Official Plan Amendment No. 2
John Jackson, Planner Report dated January 31, 2022
Notice of Public Meeting (September 30, 2021) concerning Official Plan Amendment No. 2
John Jackson, Planner Report dated January 12, 2021
Additional comments received as of September 30, 2021
Additional comments received between October 1, 2021 to April 5, 2022
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT NO. 2
Map of Municipal Lands affected, Comments from Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Excerpts from "Russell on Roads", and M.T.O. Bulletin B-18
For Planning related information at the Municipality of Whitestone please contact:
|Paula Macri - Planning Assistantemail@example.com||705-389-2466 |
|Michelle Hendry - CAO/Clerkfirstname.lastname@example.org||705-389-2466 |
For Severance Applications and related information, please contact the Parry Sound Area Planning Board (P.S.A.P.B.):
Planning Application Forms
Appeal Process and Support
The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) hears cases in relation to a range of municipal planning and land matters. These include matters such as official plans, zoning by-laws, subdivision plans, consents and minor variances, and other issues.
The Citizen's Guide to LPAT offers more information.
Resources: Official Plan, Zoning By-law (including maps and reference table), Application for Consent (Severance) and WPSGN
Zoning By-Law No. 07-2018 - Effective March 27, 2018 (revised September 3, 2019)
Zoning By-Law Housekeeping Amendments By-Law No. 10-2021 (March 15th, 2021)
Zoning By-Law Sheet Index Maps
Zoning Standards Reference Table
Citizens' Guide, Zoning By-Laws
Application & Guide For Consent (Severance)