About Shelley Wells

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Shelley Wells has created 35 blog entries.

Short Term Accommodation Town of Blue Mountains Public Meeting; Licenses

The Town has scheduled a public meeting  for April 19 2021 at 5 PM to receive input on a proposed new Bylaw.  The objective of the proposed bylaw is to replace the existing Short Term Accommodation Licensing regime and introduce a business licensing framework which will include Short Term Accommodations.  Through the Administrative Monetary Penalties […]

By |2021-03-31T14:33:19+00:00March 31st, 2021|

Bill 229 Conservation Authorities Act

Bill 229; Amendments to the Conservation Authorities Act were passed in November 2020. We do not yet have the Regulations, so a lot is missing in terms of definitions and detail.


Process Changes

There are new appeal rights both in terms of conditions to the permit, refusal to issue a permit and for no decision within 120 […]

By |2021-03-01T20:02:27+00:00March 1st, 2021|

Short Term Accommodation Town of Blue Mountains

On October 19, 2019 Sections B.2 and B3.7.6.14 to the Town of Blue Mountains Official Plan came into full force and effect. These sections provide policies for Short Term Accommodations. (STA)  Section B2 provides the policies text and Section B3.7.6/14 identifies areas where STA’s are permissible, provided that a valid STA License is obtained.

By |2021-02-09T15:48:55+00:00February 9th, 2021|

Rules of Engagement Planning and Development in Ontario

ULI seminar entitled “New Rules of Engagement? Planning and Development in Doug Ford’s Ontario”.


This seminar has a number of panelists from the development industry and from various municipalities, and as such provides a wide perspective of interests and who is impacted by the recent Provincial Growth Plan policy changes.


Some of the important high lights from […]

By |2020-12-15T16:52:36+00:00December 15th, 2020|


The 2020 annual conference for the Ontario Professional Planners Institute was held on September 23-30. The four main topics discussed were Housing, Demographic , Planning and Planners.

By |2020-11-02T16:42:38+00:00November 2nd, 2020|

Provincial Policy Statement 2020

PPS 2020 has been released and is now in full force and effect. We note Part 11 Legislative Authority has been strengthened. The following new paragraph has been added to PPS 2020.

Comments, submissions or advice that affect a planning matter  that are provided by the Council of a Municipality , a local board, a planning […]

By |2020-10-07T14:53:00+00:00October 7th, 2020|

Collingwood New Official Plan

The Town of Collingwood is continuing to move forward on their work to prepare a new Official Plan. This document when approved by the County of Simcoe will have profound implications for future development.

Eight topic based discussion papers have been released as part of the third phase of the OP update. The topics include: growth […]

By |2020-09-02T13:45:36+00:00September 2nd, 2020|

Amendments to Growth Plan

This past week the Province of Ontario announced proposed changes to A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The Plan  came into effect in 2019. It was indicated at the time of its release that the Plan’s projections and planning horizons would be updated. Proposed Amendment Number 1 provides this update.  […]

By |2020-07-06T15:25:06+00:00July 6th, 2020|

Town of Blue Moutain Housekeeping ByLaw

This Zoning By-law Amendment corrects inadvertent mapping and textual issues relating to
changes that were made to the Bruce Street/Marsh Street Corridor (BMC) area through both the
Housekeeping Update of 2019 (By-law 2019-41) and through the Oxley Zoning By-law
Amendment (By-law 2019-48).
The update clarifies that the properties are zoned Residential ‘R1-1’ within the BMC area
boundary. The update also […]

By |2020-06-01T14:49:35+00:00June 1st, 2020|
Go to Top