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Consolidated Newfoundland Regulation 1996
Under the authority of subsection 12(1) of the Urban and Rural Planning Act and the Subordinate Legislation Revision and Consolidation Act, the Lieutenant‑Governor in Council makes the following regulations.
1. Short title
4. Development prohibited
5. Applications for development
6. Conditions for development
8. Expiry or cancellation of permit
1. These regulations may be cited as the Interim Development Regulations.
2. In these regulations, "area" means an area defined as a municipal planning area under section 11 of the Act.
3. These regulations shall apply to areas listed in the Schedule.
4. A development shall not be carried out by a person, corporation, partnership, association or other organization in an area unless a permit for the development has first been issued by the authorized council.
Applications for development
5. (1) An application for a permit to carry out development
(a) shall be submitted to the authorized council;
(b) shall include plans and specifications which may be required by the authorized council;
(c) may be granted by the authorized council;
(d) may be granted, subject to conditions imposed by the authorized council; and
(e) may be rejected by the authorized council.
(2) An authorized council, when considering an application for a permit to carry out a development, shall not approve an application for the development of land within an area unless the proposed development conforms with
(a) standards set out in these regulations; and
(b) an outline plan of the area referred to an authorized council by the Director of Urban and Rural Planning.
(3) In considering an application, the authorized council shall take into account the effect of the development on the overall development of the area and shall consider
(a) the topography, physical condition and natural features of the land;
(b) the use or proposed use of the land and the use of the land in the immediate vicinity;
(c) the number, location, safety and convenience of accesses;
(d) the design, location and construction of the proposed development;
(e) the amenity of the surroundings and general appearance;
(f) the adequacy of the method and suitability of the land for the type of water and sewage disposal required;
(g) the adequacy and suitability of the methods proposed for the disposal of waste material;
(h) the shape and size of each lot or parcel of land;
(i) its compliance with the National Building Code of Canada and ancillary codes; and
(j) whether or not the development is contained within limits of established community development.
(4) Notwithstanding subsections (1), (2), and (3), these regulations shall not
(a) prevent the use of land, building or structure for a purpose prohibited by these regulations or the application of zoning standards if that land, building or structure was lawfully used for that purpose on the day the area was defined under section 11 of the Act, so long as it continues to be used for that purpose;
(b) prevent the completion of a structure or the use of land prohibited by these regulations where that development was lawfully commenced before the area was defined under section 11 of the Act, and where that development is completed within a reasonable time after the coming into force of these regulations;
(c) prevent the rebuilding of a structure prohibited by the regulations, if that structure suffers damage to an extent greater than 50% of its replacement value provided the owner of the structure within one year of the damage taking place, submits an application for a permit to reconstruct for the same purpose as its original use at the date the area was defined under section 11 of the Act and initiates construction of the building within the first year of the permit life; or
(d) prevent the extension of a non‑conforming use by an amount not exceeding 50% of the existing floor area provided the authorized council is satisfied that appropriate yard space will be maintained and that there will be no adverse effect on adjoining properties.
(5) Applications properly submitted in accordance with the regulations which have not been determined by the authorized council and returned to the applicant within 8 weeks after receipt by the authorized council shall be considered to be refused unless an extension of time has been requested by the authorized council and agreed upon in writing by the applicant.
Conditions for development
6. (1) An authorized council may impose conditions on a permit issued under paragraph 5(1)(d) in the interest of the proper development of an area or a specific locality within an area.
(2) An authorized council shall state on the permit issued to the applicant, the reasons for the imposition of conditions under subsection (1).
(3) Developments shall be carried out in accordance with conditions prescribed under subsection (1).
(4) An authorized council may cancel a permit for failure by the holder to comply with these regulations or conditions prescribed under subsection (1).
7. (1) A temporary permit for the use of land may be issued by an authorized council for a period not exceeding 2 years and may be renewed by the authorized council upon a new application.
(2) A temporary permit issued under subsection (1) may be renewed by the authorized council which issued the temporary permit, where the applicant files a new application.
(3) A permit for a development is valid for a period of one year and may be renewed twice to a maximum duration of 3 years.
(4) A permit for development shall not be renewed where construction of the development is not initiated within one year of the issuance of the permit.
(5) A person whose permit is not renewed in accordance with subsection (4) may make a new application to the authorized council for a permit for development.
Expiry or cancellation of permit
8. Where a permit to develop is cancelled or expires, the authorized council may order the developer or owner to
(a) remove all buildings or erections above ground;
(b) cover or fill all wells or excavations;
(c) landscape or do other things which may be necessary to prevent erosion; and
(d) remove all accesses,
and the developer or owner shall carry out the order of the authorized council and shall restore the site to its former condition to the satisfaction of the authorized council.
9. An authorized council or an inspector designated by an authorized council may enter public or private property at a reasonable time for the purpose of making surveys, inspections or obtaining information under these regulations.
10. (1) A decision, action, finding or order of an authorized council under these regulations may be appealed to the appeal board which has jurisdiction over an area.
(2) A notice of appeal shall be served on an authorized council within 30 days of the decision, action, finding or order appealed.
(3) A notice of appeal served under subsection (2)
(a) shall state the grounds of appeal;
(b) shall state the name and address of the appellant; and
(c) shall include 3 copies of the plan of the land or buildings involved in the dispute.
(4) An appeal board shall notify the appellant and the authorized council of the time and place of the hearing of the appeal.
(5) An appeal board shall provide the appellant and the authorized council with a written decision of an appeal made under subsection (1).
(6) A decision of the appeal board in respect of an appeal made under subsection (1) may be appealed to the Court of Appeal in accordance with section 122 of the Act.
11. The following regulations are repealed:
(a) the Badgers Quay ‑
(b) the Bide Arm Municipal Planning Area Interim
Development Regulations, 1988,
(f) the Cupids Municipal Planning Area Interim
Development Regulations, 1982,
(g) the Ferryland Municipal Planning Area Interim
Development Regulations, 1995,
(h) the Harbour Grace Municipal Planning Area
Interim Development Regulations, 1994,
(j) the Ming's Bight Municipal Planning Area
Interim Development Regulations, 1992,
(m) the Pacquet Municipal Planning Area Interim
Development Regulations, 1989,
(n) the Pinware Municipal Planning Area Interim
Development Regulations, 1980,
(p) the Port Hope Simpson Municipal Planning Area
Interim Development Regulations, 1981,
(q) the Postville Municipal Planning Area Interim
Development Regulations, 1984,
(r) the Ramea Municipal Planning Area Interim
Development Regulations, 1991,
(s) the Renews ‑ Cappahayden Municipal
Planning Area Interim Development Regulations, 1993,
(u) the Summerford Municipal Planning Area Interim
Development Regulations, 1992,
(v) the Traytown Municipal Planning Area Interim
Development Regulations, 1995,
(w) the Winterton Municipal Planning Area Interim
Development Regulations, 1994,
Badgers Quay ‑
Bide Arm Municipal Planning Area
Cupids Municipal Planning Area
Ferryland Municipal Planning Area
Harbour Grace Municipal Planning Area
Ming's Bight Municipal Planning Area
Pacquet Municipal Planning Area
Pinware Municipal Planning Area
Port Rexton Municipal Planning Area
Postville Municipal Planning Area
Ramea Municipal Planning Area
Renews ‑ Cappahayden Municipal Planning Area
Summerford Municipal Planning Area
Traytown Municipal Planning Area
Winterton Municipal Planning Area
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