Scugog Council has passed a by-law to extend the ban on cannabis farming for an additional year, lapsing June 29th, 2022, or repealed by council at an earlier date.
The by-law prohibits the development of any new cannabis cultivation and production facilities on all lands within the Agricultural (AG); Oak Ridges Moraine-Agricultural (ORM-AG); Environmental Protection (EP); Oak Ridges Moraine-Environmental Protection (ORM-EP); Recreational (RE); and Oak Ridges Moraine-Recreational (ORM-RE) Zones in the Township of Scugog Zoning By-law 14-14, as amended, said a council statement.
It said a key map has not been provided due to the large number of properties in these zones throughout the Township. Cannabis production facilities will continue to be permitted within Industrial Zones. A complete copy is available on the Township of Scugog website at www.scugog.ca.
Extension of the Interim Control By-law will enable the township to complete its study and review of cannabis related land uses that has been initiated and consider implementing Official Plan policies and Zoning By-law regulations.
The council has the authority to extend the period during which the by-law will be in effect to a total period not exceeding two years.
The council statement said any person or public body may appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) in respect of the extension of the Interim Control By-law by filing with the Clerk of the Corporation of the Township of Scugog, no later than 4:30 pm on the 27th day of August a notice of appeal.