ResolutionTHAT the City of Greater Sudbury approve the application by Brian & Barbara Beaton to amend Zoning By-law 2010-100Z with respect to lands described as PIN 73508-0066, Parcel 53241 S.E.S., Parts 3 & 4, Plan 53R-16351, Lot 10, Concession 1, Township of Capreol, in order to permit a garden suite in accordance with Section 39 of the Planning Act for a temporary period of ten (10) years.
Brian & Barbara Beaton
PIN 73508-0066, Parcel 53241 S.ES., Parts 3 & 4, Plan 53R-16351, Lot 10, Concession 1, Township of Capreol (3820 Hydro Road, Hanmer)
To amend By-law 2010-100Z being the City of Greater Sudbury Zoning By-law to permit a second dwelling unit on the subject lands in the form of a garden suite as a temporary use in accordance with Section 39 of the Planning Act.
The application is to permit a garden suite to be located to the north of the existing single-detached dwelling on the subject lands.
Official Plan Conformity:
Garden suites are permitted within the Rural designation subject to the following criteria that is set out in Section 3.2.9 and 5.2.1 of the Official Plan:
The application conforms to the Official Plan for the City of Greater Sudbury subject to a review of the above noted land use planning considerations.
Site Description & Surrounding Land Uses:
The subject lands are located on the east side of Hydro Road between Radar Road and Guenette Drive to the north and Bodson Drive to the south in the community of Hanmer. The lands have a total lot area of 0.40 ha (1 acre) with approximately 44.20 m (145 ft) of frontage onto Hydro Road. The lands presently contain a single-detached dwelling with a detached garage.
Surrounding uses are predominantly rural residential in nature with the majority of lots containing single-detached dwellings. There is a general mix of lot sizes in the general area including some larger vacant rural parcels. There is a railroad corridor further to the west of the lands.
Departmental & Agency Comments:
No concerns. The following comments are for the information of the applicant:
No concerns. The site is not presently serviced with municipal water or sanitary sewer.
Roads, Traffic & Transportation
The owner was advised of the City’s policy recommending that applicants consult with their neighbours, ward councillor and key stakeholders to inform area residents on the application prior to the public hearing. At the time of writing this report, no phone calls and no written submissions objecting to the application have been received by the Planning Services Division.
The development proposal to construct a second dwelling unit on the property in the form of a garden suite as a temporary use is supported from an Official Plan policy perspective for the following reasons:
Zoning By-law Conformity
The subject lands are zoned “RU”, Rural under By-law 2010-100Z being the Zoning By-law for the City of Greater Sudbury. Garden suites are permitted within the “RU” Zone and must comply with all development standards associated with accessory buildings. Staff has reviewed the development proposal on the submitted sketch and is satisfied that the proposed garden suite would comply fully with accessory building development standards. The amending temporary use by-law being proposed would allow for a garden suite to be located on the subject lands for a period of ten years.
Staff has reviewed the development proposed and is satisfied that it conforms to the Official Plan. The proposed location of the garden suite would also comply with all zoning requirements under By-law 2010-100Z. The applicant has been made aware that the garden suite is to be removed at no expense to the City following the termination of its use including the removal of the second private septic system. The initial approval for the temporary use would be in effect for ten years with three year extensions being possible thereafter. Staff would note that a building permit is required in order to construct the garden suite, which will include appropriate approvals from the Health Unit.
The Planning Services Division therefore recommends that the application to amend By-law 2010-100Z in order to permit a second dwelling unit on the property for a period of ten years in the form of a garden suite as a temporary use be approved.