ReThink Zoning

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ReThink Zoning is the process of writing a new zoning by-law for London. The new zoning by-law will conform with The London Plan and help to implement it's policies. Zoning has the potential to shape how our communities evolve by regulating how land can be developed.

The London Plan was approved by City Council in 2016 and provides a vision for how London will change over the next twenty years. The London Plan was developed through the ReThink London engagement process, and a community conversation took place around the type of city Londoners want. ReThink Zoning continues that conversation and moves it into a new stage where instead of asking what kind of city we want London to become, our new focus is on how we will get there.

This is a major project that will have a lasting impact on how London will be shaped to meet the vision established in The London Plan.

ReThink Zoning is the process of writing a new zoning by-law for London. The new zoning by-law will conform with The London Plan and help to implement it's policies. Zoning has the potential to shape how our communities evolve by regulating how land can be developed.

The London Plan was approved by City Council in 2016 and provides a vision for how London will change over the next twenty years. The London Plan was developed through the ReThink London engagement process, and a community conversation took place around the type of city Londoners want. ReThink Zoning continues that conversation and moves it into a new stage where instead of asking what kind of city we want London to become, our new focus is on how we will get there.

This is a major project that will have a lasting impact on how London will be shaped to meet the vision established in The London Plan.

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    Hello, What is the current process for the new zoning by-law? Once it is approved by council, will it become effective, influencing new development in the City? Finally, will the by-laws coincide with the goals in the 2016 London Plan? Thank you

    Matt asked 5 months ago

    Hi Matt,
    Over the next year, we will be looking at new rules for the zoning by-law and specific policies for each London Plan place type. In 2022, we will begin drafting the new by-law and hope to have it approved in 2023. Once the new by-law is approved by Council and any potential appeals are resolved, it will begin to shape new development in the city. Under the Planning Act, a zoning by-law must conform to the official plan. We will therefore be looking to create a by-law that implements the goals and vision of The London Plan.