Minor Variances and Consents

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Committee of Adjustment

The Committee of Adjustment is the approval body for minor variance and consent applications under the Planning Act.  The Committee hears submissions, discusses concerns, and makes a decision.

The Committee evaluates the merits of each proposal with consideration of the following documents:

  • Provincial Policy Statement
  • County of Essex Official Plan
  • Leamington Official Plan
  • Leamington Zoning By-law No. 890-09

The Committee comprises two Council members and three appointed members of the public. The Public is welcome to attend the Committee of Adjustment meetings. The meetings are scheduled for the last Tuesday of every month at 5:00 PM in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, unless otherwise noted. 

2018 Committee of Adjustment Schedule

Minor Variances

Minor Variance Applications seek permission to differ from the requirements of the Zoning By-law and to allow enlargements and extensions of non-conforming uses.  Common variances include the reduction of a required setback from a property line, a reduction to the required lot area or frontage or an increase to the maximum permitted height of a building. 

Each application must be shown to meet the following four tests:

  1. Whether the application is in keeping with the policy direction of the Official Plan;
  2. Whether the application is in keeping with the direction of the Zoning By-law;
  3. Whether the relief being sought will result in appropriate development for the area;
  4. Whether the relief being sought is minor in nature.

Minor Variance Application 


Consent Applications are submitted when a property owner wants to divide an existing lot into separate parcels, add land to an abutting piece of property, obtain an easement, or when a situation requires a severance for technical reasons.

Consent Application


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