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Clarington passes By-law for the COVID-19 Community Improvement Plan

Notice of Adoption of Clarington’s COVID-19 Community Improvement Plan

Take notice that the Council of the Municipality of Clarington passed By-law 2020-067 on October 13, 2020, under Section 28 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. as amended, to adopt the COVID-19 Community Improvement Plan (CIP).

See Schedule "A"  for an explanation of the purpose and effect of the COVID-19 Community Improvement Plan. A copy of the COVID-19 CIP and any background material will be made available to the public for inspection in both the Clerk's Division and the Planning Services Departments, Municipal Administrative Centre, 40 Temperance Street, Bowmanville, 8:30 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Additional information relating to the CIP is available at

And take notice that the last day for filing a notice of appeal is November 11, 2020. A notice of appeal must be filed with the Municipal Clerk of the Municipality of Clarington, 40 Temperance Street, Bowmanville, L1C 3A6. A notice of appeal must identify:

  • The specific part of the proposed COVID-19 CIP to which the appeal applies;
  • The reasons for the appeal; and
  • Must be accompanied by the prescribed appeal fee required by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) in the form of a cheque payable to the Ministry of Finance, Province of Ontario.

Only individuals, corporations or public bodies may appeal a decision of the Municipality or Planning Board to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal. A notice of appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group. However, a Notice of Appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or the group on its behalf.

No person or public body shall be added as a party to the hearing of the appeal unless, before the CIP was adopted, the person or public body made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the Council or, in the opinion of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

The proposed CIP is exempt from approval by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. The decision of Council is final if a notice of appeal is not received on or before the last day for filing a notice of appeal.


Purpose and Effect of the COVID-19 Community Improvement Plan (CIP)

The purpose and effect of the COVID-19 CIP is to provide support to qualifying local businesses for COVID-19-related improvements as they safely reopen. The CIP contains financial incentives designed to encourage and support private-sector improvements to adapt to the COVID-19 environment. The municipal-wide COVID-19 CIP relates to all lands within the Municipality of Clarington.

The COVID-19 CIP was initiated by the Municipality of Clarington in accordance with the requirements of Section 28 of the Planning Act.

File Number: PLN 37.6

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