Committee of Adjustment

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the declaration of a State of Emergency, City Hall is currently closed to the public. Committee of Adjustment hearings are therefore suspended until further notice. 

Consultation meetings to discuss potential applications are currently being conducted by telephone or e-mail. You may contact the Planner, Policy and Research to discuss your proposal at 705-742-7777 ext. 1733 or by e-mail at ndrumm@peterborough.ca. 

For additional information, please contact the Secretary to the Committee of Adjustment by e-mail at jsawatzky@peterborough.ca. 

The Committee of Adjustment is appointed by Peterborough City Council to hear applications under the Planning Act for Consent, Permission, and Minor Variance from certain municipal by-laws and regulations.

For the Committee to approve a minor variance application it must:

  • Be minor;
  • Be desirable for the appropriate development or use;
  • Maintain the general intent and purpose of the Zoning By-law; and
  • Maintain the general intent and purpose of the Official Plan.

City Council appoints the five members of the Committee in accordance with the Planning Act.

The Committee meets monthly, as outlined in the 2020 schedule. Prior to each meeting, a notice of request is sent out to neighbouring property owners and commenting bodies. A Planner prepares a staff report and recommendations for the Committee. The report outlines municipal policies and input received in response to a Notice of Hearing.

Making a request

Use our Application for a Minor Variance or our Application for Consent or Severance to make a request to the Committee. Applications must include a concept plan based upon Ontario Land Survey information and an application fee. The Instructions for Processing Applications gives more information on concept plan requirements.

You should meet with the Planner to discuss your proposal before sending us your application and can make an appointment by contacting the Secretary-Treasurer of the Committee.

Staff reports and minutes

Visit our Agendas and Minutes page to view minutes and reports from June 2019 to present. 

2019

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Staff reports

2018

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Staff reports

2017

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2016

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2015

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Staff reports