Comprehensive Zoning By-law Review

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The Town of Lincoln is preparing a new Comprehensive Zoning By-law.

The Zoning By-law is the Town’s primary tool to regulate the use of all land in the Town; it divides land into various zone categories (i.e. residential, commercial, employment), and establishes what uses are permitted and where buildings can be located on a property.

The new Comprehensive Zoning By-law will implement the policies of the Town’s new Official Plan, Secondary Plans, and provide updated zoning and development standards that reflect new policy and regulatory initiatives at the provincial and Town level.

  • The new Zoning By-law can be viewed on this web page. See the New Zoning By-law and schedules on the right-hand side of this page.
  • If you wish to view a hard copy of the draft Zoning By-law, please contact the project team as noted on the right-hand side of this page.



Committee Meeting - Recommendation for Comprehensive Zoning By-law

Hybrid (Electronic and In-Person) Committee of the Whole Meeting: New Comprehensive Zoning By-law (including updates to the zoning provisions within the Prudhommes Development Site)

The Committee of the Whole will be considering the above for adoption at a meeting scheduled as follows:

  • Wednesday, June 29
  • 6 p.m.
  • Electronic Meeting via Zoom OR Town of Lincoln Municipal Offices | 4800 South Service Rd, Beamsville

The outcome of this meeting will be a decision on the proposed Zoning By-law.

You will be able to watch the meeting live on the Town of Lincoln's YouTube channel

How to appear as a delegation:

If you wish to appear as a delegation (in-person or electronically) in regard to the above noted project, you must submit a delegation request either online or by contacting the Clerk’s department by emailing: clerks@lincoln.ca or by telephone: 905-563-2799 Ext 513. Delegation requests are accepted until 9 a.m. on the Thursday prior to the meeting. Delegations may speak for a maximum of five (5) minutes. Please note that you cannot address Committee on the same issue more than once unless you are providing new information. The new information must be outlined in your delegation request.


Past public consultation opportunities

Information collected through the Public Meetings and this Speak Up Lincoln page will inform the upcoming report and recommendations to Council.


What is a Zoning By-law?

The Town of Lincoln Zoning By-law No. 93-14-Z1 was adopted by Town Council on February 15, 1993 and approved by the Ontario Municipal Board on October 30, 1995.

  • The Zoning By-law implements the policies of the Town's Official Plan.

  • While the Town's Official Plan sets out general policies for future land use in the Town, the Zoning By-law puts these policies into place

  • The Zoning By-law regulates the use of land in the Town

It states exactly what land uses are permitted in the various zoning categories and provides detailed information such as:

  • What types and uses of buildings and structures are permitted on a parcel of land
  • Where buildings and structures may be located
  • Standards for lot size, yard requirements, lot coverage, building height, parking requirements, etc.

The Town of Lincoln is preparing a new Comprehensive Zoning By-law.

The Zoning By-law is the Town’s primary tool to regulate the use of all land in the Town; it divides land into various zone categories (i.e. residential, commercial, employment), and establishes what uses are permitted and where buildings can be located on a property.

The new Comprehensive Zoning By-law will implement the policies of the Town’s new Official Plan, Secondary Plans, and provide updated zoning and development standards that reflect new policy and regulatory initiatives at the provincial and Town level.

  • The new Zoning By-law can be viewed on this web page. See the New Zoning By-law and schedules on the right-hand side of this page.
  • If you wish to view a hard copy of the draft Zoning By-law, please contact the project team as noted on the right-hand side of this page.



Committee Meeting - Recommendation for Comprehensive Zoning By-law

Hybrid (Electronic and In-Person) Committee of the Whole Meeting: New Comprehensive Zoning By-law (including updates to the zoning provisions within the Prudhommes Development Site)

The Committee of the Whole will be considering the above for adoption at a meeting scheduled as follows:

  • Wednesday, June 29
  • 6 p.m.
  • Electronic Meeting via Zoom OR Town of Lincoln Municipal Offices | 4800 South Service Rd, Beamsville

The outcome of this meeting will be a decision on the proposed Zoning By-law.

You will be able to watch the meeting live on the Town of Lincoln's YouTube channel

How to appear as a delegation:

If you wish to appear as a delegation (in-person or electronically) in regard to the above noted project, you must submit a delegation request either online or by contacting the Clerk’s department by emailing: clerks@lincoln.ca or by telephone: 905-563-2799 Ext 513. Delegation requests are accepted until 9 a.m. on the Thursday prior to the meeting. Delegations may speak for a maximum of five (5) minutes. Please note that you cannot address Committee on the same issue more than once unless you are providing new information. The new information must be outlined in your delegation request.


Past public consultation opportunities

Information collected through the Public Meetings and this Speak Up Lincoln page will inform the upcoming report and recommendations to Council.


What is a Zoning By-law?

The Town of Lincoln Zoning By-law No. 93-14-Z1 was adopted by Town Council on February 15, 1993 and approved by the Ontario Municipal Board on October 30, 1995.

  • The Zoning By-law implements the policies of the Town's Official Plan.

  • While the Town's Official Plan sets out general policies for future land use in the Town, the Zoning By-law puts these policies into place

  • The Zoning By-law regulates the use of land in the Town

It states exactly what land uses are permitted in the various zoning categories and provides detailed information such as:

  • What types and uses of buildings and structures are permitted on a parcel of land
  • Where buildings and structures may be located
  • Standards for lot size, yard requirements, lot coverage, building height, parking requirements, etc.
  • View the Presentation from the Dec 9 Public Open House

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    Did you miss the December 9 Public Open House? Or would you like to go back and recall what was discussed?

    The presentation is now available on our site for viewing.


  • Opportunities for public consultation

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    Members of the public are invited to attend a virtual Public Open House will be held on:

    Thursday, December 9, 2021
    6 to 8 p.m.

    To register:
    E-mail the Planning and Development Department(External link)
    (A link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to you directly.)

    The project team will provide a presentation, followed by a question-and-answer period.

    Information collected through the PIC and this Speak Up Lincoln page will inform the upcoming report and recommendations to Council.

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